This is written with deep sorrow and acknowledgement of the work that needs to be done to abolish racism, religious intolerance, sexism, heteronormativity, ableism, colonialism, and the prejudices and barriers that intersect at all people’s multiple identities. We do this in the aftermath of the systemic racism that caused the murder and burial of George Floyd. Today, Wednesday June 10, has been put forward as #ShutDownSTEM and #ShutDownAcademia. We at eLearning Consortium of Colorado are the T (Technology) in STEM. This day asks us, especially those who are not Black, to look at direct action that we can take.
We’re opening up a statement to our university and college members and we hope you contribute to it, if you wish. This is a working document. We ask that you send it out to others who are involved in teaching and technology. At the bottom of the statement, there are additional areas to share whatever you want. If you wish to read, comment, or contribute please do so today, Thursday, or Friday.
eLearning Consortium of Colorado Work in Progress
Link to document https://bit.ly/elccstatement
WWe plan to come up with a first draft on June 22 giving enough time to have everyone contribute if they want. We acknowledge that this will always be a work in progress and a one-time statement is not enough.
At our next monthly meeting, Friday June 26, we will be joined by Shea Swauger, Auraria Campus Library, one of our eLCC conference keynotes, for a further discussion on the Prison to School Ed Tech Pipeline and current events and petitions regarding educational technology and our students.