Girls Geek Out @ the Women’s Resources Center | 2pm-4pm
A geek fair for young girls to explore their love of STEM and the Arts, technology, gaming, design, and their skills! Young girls will engage different geek stations set-up by campus and community organizations designed to celebrate the geek in all of us! Cosponsored by the Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club and the Women’s Resources Center and featuring stations from The Fab Lab, Makerspace, (Re)Making Matter(s), Radical Librarians, and more!
Bleeks Assembled! Exploring Black Geek Culture
Panel Discussions with artists and researchers about various aspects of Black Geekdom, featuring: Andre Brock, Terry Gant, Kevin Grevioux, Princess Imoukhuede, John Jennings, Nadya Mason, Safiya U. Noble, Sharon Tettegah and Ytasha Womack.
Location & Time: Pines Lounge, Illini Union | 4:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
4:00p.m. – 5:45p.m. Black Kirby Exhibit at the Illini Union
5:45p.m. – 6:00p.m. Welcome
6:00p.m. – 7:00p.m. Panel 1: Women in Geek Culture
7:00pm – 8:00p.m. Panel 2: Turning Your Passion into a Career
8:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. Panel 3: Q&A and Closing Discussion with all panelists
“Color Outside the Lines” Film Screening and Discussion
Filmmaker Artemus Jenkins; local tattoo artists; Illinois faculty
Location & Time: National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) Auditorium | 6:00p.m.
Food for the Soul: “Black Science Fiction & Afrofuturism in Media and Literature”
Speaker: Nnedi Okorafor
Location & Time: BNAACC | 12:00p.m.
Geek Chic Fashion Show and Gaming Stations
Location: Lincoln Hall Auditorium and select LH rooms
Department of African American Studies, Diversity and Social Justice Education Office, Illini Union, Institute for Computing in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (I-CHASS), Student Affairs at Illinois, Women’s Resources Center