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Free Movie – Code: Debugging the Gender Gap

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February 29, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The deficit of female and minority computer science engineers in America is a mounting gender, racial and economic issue. Tech jobs are growing three times faster than our colleges are producing computer science graduates. A 2014 White House report noted that by 2020, there will be more than one million unfilled software engineering jobs requiring a bachelor’s degree in the US. [1]

CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap examines why more girls and people of color are not seeking educational opportunities in computer science and explains how cultural mindsets, stereotypes, educational hurdles, unconscious biases and sexism play a role in this national crisis.

Expert voices from the worlds of tech, psychology, science, policy and education are intercut with inspiring stories of women from various backgrounds who are engaged in the fight to challenge complacency in the tech industry and have their voices heard. CODE aims to inspire girls, women and people of color to consider computer science as a viable career choice.

Showing at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center Theatre, Monday, February 29 at 5 p.m.

Admission is free and open to all.

The presentation of this film is supported by RENCI and the Carolina Women’s Center. It is presented as part of Gender Week 2016, Feb. 29 – March 4. Gender Week encourages the campus and greater communities to better understand and map the intersections of identity and examine the ways that gender, race, class, etc. influence our daily lives. For more information, see the Carolina Women’s Center website.

[1]  “Ready to Work: Job-Driven Training and American Opportunity,” (Washington, DC: The White House), July 2014. [https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/skills_report.pdf], p. 22 and 72.


Details

Date:
February 29, 2016
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Venue

Sonja Haynes Stone Center Theatre

150 South Road

Chapel Hill,

NC

27599-5250

United States

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Phone:
919-962-9001
Website:
http://stonecenter.unc.edu/