Digital Equity for Whom and to What End? An Intersectional Analysis of Girls of Color and Technology

 

Digital Equity for Whom and to What End? An Intersectional Analysis of Girls of Color and Technology

Sage 5711

March 18, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Engaging underrepresented girls in rapidly growing STEM disciplines, and technology in particular, has garnered national attention . To date, the focus has been on how to include more girls from underserved communities into the proverbial pipeline. Assessing the success of these efforts, considering how inclusion may not be the most effective approach for long-term success, and examining how interdisciplinary strategies may be more appropriate have not occupied the vast majority of funders, program developers, and/or scholars. This symposium will engage audience members in a critical dialogue of what is missing in digital inclusion efforts. Drawing on the potency of Black Feminist Theory’s intersectional framework, Dr. Kimberly Scott will explore how girls’ of color are no longer the technological have-nots, but assume the unenviable title of the technological should-nots. Implications for making this distinction will be considered.

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