Speakers Announced for Racial Equity Segment at the 2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase

Join John B. King Jr., President and CEO of The Education Trust and Brenda Wilkerson, President and CEO of Anitab.org for a conversation around on-going efforts by the CS education community to address structural racism and injustice.

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The star-studded lineup of speakers for the virtual 2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase

John B. King Jr., President and CEO of The Education Trust

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John B. King Jr., President and CEO of The Education Trust

John B. King Jr. is the president and CEO of The Education Trust, a national nonprofit organization that seeks to identify and close educational opportunity and achievement gaps. King served as U.S. Secretary of Education in the Obama administration. Prior to that role, King carried out the duties of Deputy Secretary, overseeing policies and programs related to P-12 education, English learners, special education, innovation, and agency operations. King joined the department following his post as New York State Education Commissioner. King began his career as a high school social studies teacher and middle school principal.

Speaking Segment: Racial Equity

Brenda Wilkerson, President and CEO of Anitab.org

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Brenda Wilkerson, President and CEO of Anitab.org.

Brenda Darden Wilkerson is an advocate for access, opportunity, and social justice for underrepresented communities in technology. She currently serves as the President and CEO of AnitaB.org, an organization that connects, inspires, and strives for greater equality for women technologists in business, academia, and government. She founded the original Computer Science for All program, building computer science classes into the curriculum for every student in the Chicago Public Schools, and serving as the inspiration for the Obama administration’s national CS For All initiatives.

Speaking Segment: Racial Equity

Segment: Racial Equity

This segment will lift up promising efforts by the CS education community to address structural racism and injustice that excludes communities of color from technology career paths and opportunities.

More Information:

Stay tuned next week for more details on additional speakers. For more information on the 2020 #CSforALL Commitments Showcase, visit: https://www.summit.csforall.org/

Thank you to our 2020 Showcase Sponsors!

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2020 CSforALL Commitments Showcase Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring, contact Ruthe Farmer (ruthe@csforall.org).

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