I'm happy to announce that next Thursday, April 8, I will be speaking on a panel on digital media and learning at the Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina. Sponsored by the UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the purpose of the forum is to "to look into what these new technologies mean for young people of color and the colleges they attend."
The UNCF Digital Media and Learning Public Forum series is to provide opportunities for students, educators, and experts in digital technology to discuss how youth, especially youth of color, use new digital media and social networking tools, and to spark interest among faculty and students at HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions in conducting digital media research. The forum at Johnson C. Smith, the third forum of the series at UNCF member-HBCUs, will focus on the opportunities and challenges faced by young people and educators living in increasingly free-flowing digital cultures.
I'm honored to be joining Dr. Jabari Mahiri of UC Berkeley, Dr. Hang Chen, chair of Computer Science and Engineering at JCSU, and Alafia Clyburn, a JCSU student. Should be a really interesting discussion.