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United Against Racism: Resources for Design and Technology Practitioners and Leaders

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Suzanne Cotter Senior Director, Marketing and Communications June 17, 2020

We’re committed to taking action to confront systemic racism. As part of this effort, we’re working on educating ourselves, sharing resources with one another, volunteering our time, giving to causes, seeking out more content that amplifies BIPOC voices, and taking steps to incorporate an anti-bias framework into the work we do as people making digital products and tools for other people.

We asked our Thinkers to share the actions they’re taking and resources they’re using right now, and the following list is what the team came up with. Please feel free to browse this list and share these resources with others.

Note: we’ll update this list periodically so that it grows and evolves over time.

Resources on Inclusive Design

Watch, read, listen

Meetup groups, organizations, and communities to follow

  • Blacks who Design – A Twitter directory of accomplished Black designers in the industry
  • People of Color in Tech – A site with interviews, articles, a podcast, and a newsletter. Also, a link to their job board:
  • Philly Tech Sistas – An organization working to diversify the Philadelphia tech industry by empowering women of color with skills and tools needed to thrive
  • Black UX Collective – A collection of articles from Black UX Designers
  • Nairobi Design Institute – A program educating the next generation of creative leaders and designers to fill the needs of and address challenges in Africa
  • She Designs – An inclusive community passionate about encouraging women to develop tech skills
  • Black Women in Product Design – A community for black women pursuing design careers in tech
  • 28 Days of Black Designers – A design project that focuses on the stories and work of Black designers.
  • Onyx Valley – A community-building venture offering recruiting and consulting services to tech companies and organizations with user experience (UX) needs that are interested in attracting and retaining diverse talent.
  • SMASH program – An organization building a strong, diverse, and socially-conscious tech workforce by leveling the playing field through academic learning and experiential engagement for high school and college students.

Upcoming events and conferences

Businesses to support

Local and national funds to support