April 20, 2023
Convergence, UX Designers, and the Power of Personal Branding

Our speaker series concludes with an action-focused talk on personal branding with Brand Strategist Ramond Walker. We wanted to end our speaker series with this event as Black Digital Humanities, whether situated in or outside the academy, often requires an ability to effectively pitch to hesitant stakeholders. We need to understand how to properly brand […]

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April 17, 2023
How Do UX Professionals Identify Harmful Technology Before It Launches

What is good design if not #designingforgood? While the previous events have all emphasized the possibilities and problems that come with technology, we wanted to end the series with a focus on action - what can emerging Black Digital Humanists do to alleviate harm in technology? In this workshop, UX Professional Lisa D. Dance guides […]

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April 12, 2023
Building A Black Archive

"This archive is where we all meet; it is a body of work that invites the community to enter with their own stories and artifacts. It is an invitation to gather as documented memories are joyfully exchanged and celebrated" - Jessica Felicite The second of our archives-focused features Jonsaba Jabbi and Alannah Johnson of Building […]

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April 3, 2023
Black Digital Archives: Panel Discussion

The first in our set of events on archives brought together a panel of archivists to discuss their work documenting Black life. Based on data from the 2016 Statistics Canada Census, only 1.4% of working librarians (130 of 9,570 total) and 0.8% of working archivists (15 of 1,950 total) in Canada identify as Black. We […]

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March 30, 2023
College to Corporate: Entering the World of UX

In our opening talk of the series, Shamika discussed using UX methodologies within her research on Black futures - but what exactly is UX? The second event in our series features UX Designer Bri-Anna Lewis whose impressive resume includes designing at IBM, being a mentor at ADPList, teaching UX bootcamps at the University of Minnesota, […]

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March 28, 2023
The Negro Motorist Green Book, Black Twitter, & Futures of Black Gathering

Our inaugural speaker series opened with a talk by PhD Candidate Shamika Klassen. Shamika finished her bachelor's degree at Stanford University studying African American Studies. She is now at CU Boulder where she studies ethics, technology, and social justice issues. Prior to her talk, Shamika opens with a land acknowledgement and labour acknowledgement - recognizing […]

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