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The blog of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing

June 17, 2020
Constellations introduces VOICES for Social Justice - Voices of Innovative Compassionate Experts in Society, an alliance of forward thinking, transformational and compassionate experts. Our goal is to lay out a rigorous agenda to shine a brighter spotlight on the negligence of lifting our poor communities, the broken justice system that does not serve or protect BIPOC, and the lack of equitable access to upward mobility and quality education and healthcare for minority groups.
June 12, 2020
In episode two of VOICES, Lien Diaz speaks with Art Lopez, a 33-year veteran computer science teacher on the impact of Covid-19 on schools and how we can better support Latinx students pursuing computer science.
June 4, 2020
Change isn’t easy but it is not impossible. It is a necessity. I don’t want to see another person have to cry out: I can’t breathe. Three fundamental words when put together scream out life or death.
June 3, 2020
In the first episode of VOICES, Lien Diaz spoke with Stephanie Rodriguez, vice president of policy and engagement at AnitaB.org. The duo discussed the different challenges that women and minorities face in STEM careers and how educators and tech professionals can better support them.
June 1, 2020
Constellations Executive Director and Dean of the College of Computing Charles Isbell shares some of his experience as a black man in America and how our stories matter.
April 21, 2020
Our team is hard at work helping our students and teachers succeed via online learning, but we wanted to take a moment and provide some recommendations of books, quotes, movies, and more that have been helping refuel us while we practice social distancing.
March 19, 2020
We wrap our year of professional development workshops with additional resources and thoughts on how our workshops added value to our program this year.
March 16, 2020
With the novel coronavirus wreaking havoc on communities around the world, Lien Diaz shares how Constellations is ready to help our students and teachers succeed. Diaz also offers encouragement for everyone as we rally together to protect our loved ones.