Brought to you by the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech, Voices of Innovative Compassionate Experts in Society (VOICES) features raw, authentic conversations from experts on social justice issues facing American society. These conversations aim to shine a brighter spotlight on the negligence of lifting our poor communities, and the lack of equitable access to upward mobility and quality education and healthcare. While as a center we primarily focus on computer science education, it is clear in this time of crisis that computer science education is only part of the solution.
VOICES aims to give experts, educators, healthcare workers, members of the BIPOC community and more a platform to discuss issues plaguing American society. These conversations are available on our YouTube channel and across podcasting platforms including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Deezer, Stitcher, and Google Podcasts.
To learn more about the inspiration for and motivation behind VOICES, read Constellations Director of Innovation and Educational Innovation and VOICES host, Lien Diaz's blog post, Bracing for Impact.
"Could it be possible that the outcomes of these pandemics are capable of launching us into a technological and futuristic way of changing society and the way we educate our youth? Now more than ever, we are faced with having to solve societal problems with greater challenges. I have high hopes the CS education community will come together to start innovating solutions, but we still have a lot to learn." - Lien Diaz, host of VOICES
Meet the Host
Bringing an essential core foundation of equity in access and opportunity to computer science education as Director of Educational Innovation and Leadership, Lien Diaz helps establish Constellations as a leader in expanding computer science education through an equitable and comprehensive approach in national/international, state, and local education systems. Lien’s work is motivated by challenging the status quo to change perspectives of CS education and make transparent the educational issues that must be addressed to obtain equity in school systems across the country.
Latest VOICES Episodes
All episodes are available on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Stitcher, Google Podcast, iHeart Radio, and YouTube.
- Episode 1: The Challenges Women and Minorities Face in STEM with Stephanie Rodriguez
- Episode 2: How Can We Better Support the Latinx Community in CS Education? A Conversation with Art Lopez
- Episode 3: Covid-19's Impact on Schools and Implicit Bias with Jean Ryoo, Joanna Goode, and Jane Margolis
- Episode 4: Teaching in a Time of Crisis in Chicago and Atlanta Public Schools
- Episode 5: How Do Algorithms Impact Behavior Over Time? Plus, Data Privacy, Social Media Addiction, and the Election
- Episode 6: Where Does American Education Stand Right Now?
- Episode 7: Celebrating CSEd Week with TECHNOLOchicas
- Episode 8: Getting Students to the Finish Line with Ruthe Farmer
- Episode 9: Being Unapologetically Dope with Dr. Nicki Washington
- Episode 10: Supporting the Teaching Community with Jake Baskin
- Episode 11: The Role of Philanthropy in Education with Joshua Elder
What does VOICES look like?
Good question! Elevating voices will look different depending on the topic and guest, but you can expect them to come in one of three forms to start off with:
- Podcast and video interviews. The interviews are shared on our YouTube channel and across podcasting platforms like Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
- Guest posts on our blog
- Live Twitter chats/social media engagements
Become a VOICE
If you are interested in contributing to the VOICES effort, please contact us at email@example.com