The need for racial justice has never been greater
The importance of February as Black History Month cannot be overstated. This annual observance offers us the opportunity to reflect on the countless achievements from the Black community, and the need for inclusiveness in all aspects of society. But this year in particular, Black History Month has never been more significant. The events of the last year and rise in the #BlackLivesMatter movement — as a global phenomenon — highlight that racial injustice has not yet been resigned to history and that there are still glaring racial gaps in society that need to be resolved for us to move forward.
Technology has a role to play, as can be seen through the projects in Call for Code for Racial Justice. These projects cover everything from identifying bias in varying testimonials following a crime, helping defense lawyers strengthen their case for black clients, to making voter information easier to understand. If you are someone who is looking to make a change and have a passion for #TechforGood, now is the time to get involved with Call for Code for Racial Justice open source projects. You can make real impact in communities that need it most.
Over the course of Black History Month, you can count on Call for Code Digest to showcase the open source projects that need your help. You can learn about the solution: what it does and how it functions, while also hearing directly from the problem solvers behind the projects. You will find out their motivations, experiences and where they feel you can make the greatest impact.
Call for Code for Racial Justice is your opportunity to etch your code onto the most pressing issue of our time. Feeling inspired? Dive into the open source projects, and be sure to tune into Call for Code Digest for more stories on racial justice throughout the month.
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