Racial Equity Month 2020 - Technical.ly

Racial Equity Month 2020

In June 2020, Racial Equity Month, Technical.ly is focusing extra reporting on systemic racism, as well as the work being done to increase access and representation for people who have been historically left out of local tech economies. Some big questions we'll seek to answer: How can the opportunities of tech become more accessible for people of all races? What organizations and people are doing the most interesting and impactful racial equity work?

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It’s in the name: How Digital Pioneers Academy is keeping students connected through COVID-19

By Michelai Graham

The two-year-old public charter school serving minority middle schoolers has equipped each of its students with a Chromebook and internet access so they can learn at home.


A guide to investing for racial equity

"It’s time to 'own what we own' and align all of our actions and our assets with the world that we want to see — a world that is just and inclusive," writes Nia Global Solutions' Kristin Hull.


Parity wins JHU Social Innovation Lab’s cohort prize

Parity founder Bree Jones was voted by her peers as the winner of the $25,000 prize to close out SIL's latest cohort of impact ventures. The company was founded to give legacy residents in disenfranchised communities a seat at the table in their own community’s redevelopment.


A call to action for the next generation

"Whether we choose to take the zeitgeist of this moment and act in a decisive way to effectuate the change we are calling for or merely continue to talk about it happening someday remains to be seen," writes Millennial Summit organizer and Spur Impact ED Charlie Vincent.


Economic justice as a path to healing systemic racism

"The venture capital industry, as well as business in general, has to step up to and confront its role in the institutional racism that continues to perpetuate this injustice," writes Jeff Cherry of Conscious Venture Lab and SHIFT Ventures.


A call to action for the tech community

"Race is still one of the main topics that isn’t acceptable to discuss in a professional setting, but it’s time for that to change. It’s time to get comfortable with uncomfortable conversations," writes Fearless CEO Delali Dzirasa.


The long-awaited cure

"I believe the pandemic and the George Floyd movement are so intertwined," writes Alignstaffing CEO Aaron Copeland.

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