Some of our current team members have written a reflection about their work at Maker Ed that they would like to share with the community. From Dora Medrano Ramos: While […]
The last several years have been incredibly difficult for educators. On June 4th, we celebrated a milestone by having our first in-person event since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. […]
We are writing with broken hearts after eight individuals, six of whom were Asian women, were slain after another devastating event of white supremacy and white male rage in Atlanta […]
Power, white supremacy, and capitalism are used to actively neglect, oppress, and murder Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC). I stand in solidarity with the organizers of Black Lives Matter and the Movement for Black Lives and support the direct action of revolution in the streets all around the world. The police in the United States were created to hunt down, arrest, and maintain control over formerly enslaved Black people. This legacy cannot be forgotten in the wake of the murders of Ahmaud Arbery (Georgia), Breonna Taylor (Kentucky), George Floyd (Minnesota), Tony McDade (Florida) and the countless other Black people that have been killed due to racist police violence and white vigilantism. Read more…
In this Ask a Maker Educator conversation, we use storytelling and discussion to explore the ways in which making can excite and empower traditionally underserved populations. We show what equity-minded maker education looks like in action, and provide guidance for educators looking for ways to authentically engage all members of their community through making. Read more…
In this blog post, Techbridge CEO Nikole Collins-Puri, discusses the mission of the organization, why including girls from low-income communities in the maker movement is necessary, and how lip balm is relevant to STEM exploration and achievement.
On Thursday, November 18, 2014, I attended the Congressional Maker Caucus event on “Creating a Diverse & Inclusive Maker Movement,” which examined the role of women and underrepresented minorities in […]