Kathy Bisbee, a 2019 Virtual World Society Nextant Legacy Award winner, is promoting access, inclusion and diversity in the realm of XR—the spectrum of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and beyond—through Brookline Interactive Group’s Public VR Lab, a program committed to enacting social and economic change now so that others can benefit later.
When languages disappear, so do the living cultures and human stories embedded within them. The Maya Girls are refusing to let that happen to the linguistic family of 22 different Mayan languages tracing back 5,000 years.
“We’re not interested in giving more money to law enforcement to do a job that is about harming and violated communities. We’re interested in taking away that power so that we can put power into places that will empower our communities.”
Facebook had announced that it would ban “praise, support and representation of white nationalism and white separatism”—but the platform is still profiting off of hate.
Truly accessible and equitable sexual assault services must be deeply rooted in Cultural Humility—and it should be seen as just as critical a soft skill as the others in our field.
Working at the Mariposa Food Co-op in West Philadelphia exposed Jamila Medley to a new model: No longer helping people, she’s now empowering them to create a thriving co-operative economy.
The federal government shutdown reminded people of just how fragile a supposedly steady job can be. But while many government workers knew their pay would eventually resume, income insecurity is a daily struggle for millions of other people living in the U.S.—one that can last a lifetime.
Unless we reckon with the depth and staying power of white supremacy and toxic masculinity, we will never be able to do anything more than defend what little inclusion and democracy we have. That begins with acknowledging it.
This year, I’m committing to our collective liberation.
The FBI says hate crimes have risen 17 percent. What would the number be if people felt safe reporting?