2011 Blogging While Brown Conference
We’re participating in our first Blogging While Brown Conference in Los Angeles, CA from July 8-9. Since 2008 this event has provided continuing technology education and networking opportunities to an audience primarily comprised of African American digital media content creators. We’re interested in finding out how prominent are science and academia topics at this event and in the wider minority blogging community.
Tribute to minority blogger, Danielle Lee, PhD
Dr. Lee received a Black Blogging Heroines award. Dr. Lee’s Biography
Check out her writing:
- Urban Science Adventures! (2006 - present)
Received 2009 Black Weblog Best Science/Technology Blog
Nominated for 2011 Black Weblog Awards in the categories of Green/Nature/Outdoor blogs and Science/Technology blogs.
- SouthernPlayalisticEvolutionMusic (2010 - present)
- Scientific American network: The Urban Scientist (2011)
Dr. Roca’s tribute at the 2011 Black Weblog Awards Gala: I want to emphasize that Danielle is a leader because there are few scientists of color who are using social media to educate their own communities and especially students about science.
Let me quote from her own words:
I was working with inner-city high school students interested in biology and ecology and I had come to realize a stark truth: for the most part inner-city Black students were just not ready for college science courses. It didn’t matter if they were ‘good kids’. It was because they were not afforded the same opportunities to do science and be mentored by scientists…”
from her first Scientific American post.
Let me say that Danielle is the type of scientist and blogger who is making a difference. Please join me in applauding Dr. Danielle Lee!
Observations from #BwB:
- Friday July 8:
- 9am: At Beginning Blogger Bootcamp. Neighbor is Tinu with great blog YesWe’reTogether(TM). Being from Boston, she knows postdocs!
- 1pm: Lunch plenary speaker Anjuan Simmons had great speaker “one sheet” and agreement contract that I _want_.
- 2pm: Cool new Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford Univ that straddles social entrepeneurship projects. However, audience has to be other journalists. Thinking cap on…
- 5pm: Strategic Partnerships session has wonderful worksheet for assessing self and potential collaborative partners. From @Execumama and @CoreConnection #BWB
- Saturday July 9:
- Whew…No nightmares of aliens w/ glowing blue teeth! Thanks #BWB for fun movie screening of Attack the Block #blockhead
- Now how do I get rid of the brain worm movie song: dum dum…DUMM DUMM…dum dumm…(refrain) #BWB #blockhead
- Excited to see @AdriaRichards speak this morning #BWB. She’s on my curated list of (STEM) Diversity Bloggers
last updated 19-Nov-2014,
First published 9-Jul-2011