Beyond "Pink-Washing": Including Girls in Making
There has been a lack of gender equity since the beginning of the "maker movement". Solutions such as "pink-washing" are shallow and play into existing gender stereotypes. This panel will discuss different, deeper strategies focused on engaging girls and women in maker activities both inside and outside the classroom. Topics may include books, activities, websites, and other educational resources, tips on creating an inclusive environment, and other useful strategies for broad inclusivity.
Additional Supporting Materials
- To frame the current deficiencies between genders within the maker movement.
- To articulate inclusive strategies that go beyond color schemes or simple branding.
- To provide educational resources for educators looking to make their own spaces more female-friendly.
- Leah Buechley Independent Designer
- Kylie Peppler University of Indiana
- Tara Tiger Brown LA Makerspace
- Ben Leduc-Mills SparkFun Electronics
Benjamin Leduc-Mills SparkFun Electronics
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