Chapter Three: We talk to the creator of Stand with BLM website
In this episode, we talk with Brehanu Bugg, creator of Stand with BLM, a resource to "to inform and provide resources to Black Lives Matters activists". He also happens to be a former middle school student of ours and now a rising 11th grader. During this episode, he shares with us how he is embracing the intersection of technology and literacy through his love of CS, drama and writing. We also find out how Stand with BLM came into being. Finally, Sarah and Kim share a few Black Lives Matter resources that have been impactful on their anti-racist journey.
We haven't put out a statement through Once Upon a Tech yet, so we want to be very clear that we stand with Black Lives Matter. As two white women, we are have a lot of work to do in acknowledging our privilege, acting in anti-racist ways in the spaces we occupy and being better allies. We wanted to share some resources that have been and are helping us on our journey.
- Debbie Irving Waking Up White - The book that helped Sarah re-start her journey with a stronger foundation. Debbie's website also includes resources to continue the work, like a 21 -Day Racial Equity Habit Building challenge
- Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man (YouTube video series, June 2020)
- The Great Unlearn, by Rachel Cargle (check out her website, get a preview on Instagram, and then purchase content on Patreon)
- Panel Discussion: Culturally Responsive/Relevant Pedagogy and Instruction in the CS Classroom (video, Georgia Tech, June 2020)
- KidLit for Black Lives Rally from The Brown Bookshelf, on online platform that amplifies and celebrates books by and about Black and brown authors for young readers (follow up: KidLit for Black Lives Town Hall: How to Raise and Teach AntiRacist Kids from the International Literacy Association)
- The Conscious Kid - “We are an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting positive racial identity development in youth. We support organizations, families, and educators in taking action to disrupt racism in young children.”
- Taylor Harris - incredible Charlottesville author that takes the specific experience of being a Black mother to Black children and translates it for the rest of us to understand. Her husband, Dr. Paul Harris, “was recommended for promotion to Associate Professor in the Curry School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia, but unfairly judged by an inconsistent process that led to a negative tenure recommendation.” Learn more here: Tenure for Dr. Paul C. Harris
- When Twice as Good Isn't Enough: The Case for Cultural Competence in Computing (SIGCSE, February 2020)
- Scaffolded Anti-Racist Resources (Anna Stamborski, Nikki Zimmermann, Bailie Gregory, June 2020)