Collette  Roberto

Computer Science for Racial Justice Program

Computer Science (CS) must do more to end its complicity in the continued oppression of Black and Brown folk and instead become a tool for racially just futures. As part of an effort to move CS in this direction, we1 are designing a summer program—in collaboration with Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) folk—that creates space for BIPOC students to work together, repurpose CS for their own goals, and contest dominant narratives in CS. We will explore the RQ: To what extent did our efforts support culturally relevant computing experiences in collaboration with BIPOC facilitators and BIPOC youth?