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ICFP 2020
Thu 20 - Fri 28 August 2020
Thu 27 Aug 2020 14:00 - 18:00 at ICFP Social - ShutdownPL 1

Anti-Black racism is sustained by systems of discrimination that are pervasive accross our society, and academic spaces are no exception. Inspired by the recent #ShutDownSTEM movement and in response to the continued violence against Black people in the United States, the purpose of #ShutdownPL @ ICFP 2020 is to offer a safe space at ICFP 2020 in which to collaborate and take action against racism and systems of oppression in the programming languages community and beyond. We aim to continue the discussion at ICFP started by the statement on current events and, moreover, to enact positive change via concrete planning and action.

The main session will consist of a keynote talk by Joy Melody Woods (University of Texas at Austin), followed by an session run by Nikki Carrol from George Mason University on Getting Started with Anti-racist Action: An Introduction for Shutdown PL.

Thu 27 Aug
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14:00 - 18:00: ShutdownPL 1Social Events at ICFP Social
14:00 - 18:00
Social Event
ShutdownPL: Keynote and Getting Started With Anti-racist Action
Social Events
Kenny FonerGalois, Niki CarrollGeorge Mason University, Priya SrikumarCornell University, David JustoUniversity of California, San Diego, Justin LubinUniversity of Chicago, Akash Gaonkar, Alan JeffreyMozilla Research