CANCELED Workshop #308: How to Become Fluent in Diversity and Inclusion in one Evening
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Fri Mar 13, 2020


This workshop is intended for CS educators, researchers and graduate students who want to be more comfortable talking about diversity. Are you overwhelmed with the language used in diversity conversations? Come learn about under-representation, minorities, under-served, privilege, stereotype threat, micro-aggression, fragility, anti-racism, equality, equity, inclusion, gender fluid, sexual identity vs. expression vs. gender, Latino vs. Hispanic, person of color...


The computing discipline is struggling to diversify its ranks. While we recognize the value of a diverse workforce, we often lack the language to discuss and even justify it. This workshop presents the language and framework with which to talk about diversity. The participants will get to have a candid conversation about different themes in diversity, often from a multi- disciplinary perspective and examine popular misconceptions on the topic. Of particular interest to computing professionals will be the presentation of research relevant to our discipline supporting the case of diversity.

Manuel A. Pérez-Quiñones University of North Carolina at Charlotte