Session 8I: Demystifying Language about Students' Varied Identities
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Sat Mar 2, 2019
Hyatt: Greenway H/I (2nd floor)
Special Session


The goal of the session is to help attendees who are committed to diversity and inclusion learn to talk about different dimensions of identity (e.g., race, class, gender, sex, sexuality, etc.). The landscape of terms is always changing and we want SIGCSE attendees to feel more comfortable using current language to talk about issues related to diversity and inclusion. This special session will include six lightning talks, individual reflection, small-group discussion, and a Q&A with presenters. This is a reprise of a special session held at the NCWIT Summit in 2018; it was well received and we hope to offer it to the larger SIGCSE audience.

Jason Black Associate Professor, Information Systems, Florida A&M University / School of Business and Industry
Kamau Bobb Georgia Tech
April Browne Butte College
Phillip T. Conrad University of California, Santa Barbara
Colleen Lewis McGregor-Girand Associate Professor of Computer Science, Harvey Mudd College
Cheryl A. Swanier Claflin University
Sheila Tejada Professor, Teaching Faculty, University of Southern California

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