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Thursday, June 24 • 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Making for Justice: Putting the Movement into Action

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Session Objectives:

  • Introduce the BIPOC Collective to the NOM community
  • Highlight the importance of BIPOC led maker spaces in communities
  • Share how others can get involved/support the Collective

Session Description:
Join a group of BIPOC technologists, educators, and thought leaders as they highlight the work of BIPOC led makerspaces, and discuss how making and technology can lead to social and economic justice in communities.

Also learn how their new collective is charting a path for BIPOC leaders and allies to increase and help sustain the number of BIPOC makers and makerspaces, and how you can get involved as a BIPOC maker or ally. 

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Jean-Luc Pierite

President, North American Indian Center of Boston
Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Jean-Luc now resides in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Prior to his election to the Board of Directors of North American Indian Center of Boston, Jean-Luc was also elected to the Community Linguist seat of the Advisory Circle for CoLang for the... Read More →
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Sonya Pryor-Jones

Chief Implementation Officer, Fab Foundation
A lifelong learner and agitator for change with over 20 years of successful K-20 education administrative experience. I'm an entrepreneur that believes in the boundless potential of new ideas and their stewardship! I ignite processes that bring new ideas to life by ensuring positive... Read More →
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Eric Saliim

Program Director, North Carolina Central University Fab Lab
Eric Saliim joined the maker movement in 2015, as Program Director of the NCCU Fab Lab. in this role, he has sought to engage a critical mass of underserved and underrepresented communities in Durham, North Carolina with making, to facilitate a cultural shift in these communities... Read More →

Thursday June 24, 2021 3:00pm - 3:50pm EDT
Santa Fe Room in Gather