We Stand with all of the Black Members of our Community

One of our core operating principles has always been to listen before we act, whether it is listening to our girls on what and how they want to learn or listening to our volunteers when they make recommendations. We believe in the importance of listening first. In listening to the voices of the Black community, we hear their anger, their concern, and importantly, their recommendations for action to combat racism and discrimination in our country. We stand with all of the Black members of our community and the Black community as a whole. TechGirlz has not and will not tolerate any racism and discrimination in our program and among the members of our community.

We have consistently been committed to encouraging any girl, regardless of color, race, ethnicity, religion, income level, or education access, to explore the possibilities of technology. We will continue that commitment while also expanding our outreach into Black communities.

We are committed to continuing to listen and learn. As part of that commitment, we found the following as good resources to share:

Advocacy Toolkit from Obama Foundation

The BIPOC Project

Black Lives Matter 

Movement for Black Lives

NAACP

TED – Talks for understanding racism in America

Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man

If anyone experiences racism or discrimination as a result of their involvement in our program, please contact us (infoátechgirlz.org) immediately and we will take the necessary actions.