Tackling some real.
#DowntownBrowns is an homage to the families separated by deportations, to those villified by islamophobia and to those who hit glass ceilings because of the color of the skin. At the same time, we are inspired by the achievements of dreamers.
Here are some of events the motivating us each episode
Episode 1 Resources
-Diane Guerrero parents’ detention.
-Testimonials of ICE family detentions. [Link] [List of links]
-ICE Raids continue in 2016
-Campaign to free Martín Esquivel, a detained father of three.
Mexican American Immigrant Work and Intelligence
-Mexican American high schoolers outsmarted MIT robotics competition.
-Reporter re: Latina valedictorian- ‘I didn’t know Mexicans were that smart’
-Sabrina Pasterski, first-gen Cuban-American, MIT grad and Harvard Ph.D. candidate rocking Physics.
Episode 2 Resources
-Emirjeta Xhelili attacks two Muslim women pushing strollers in Brooklyn.
-Muslim woman set on fire on 5th Ave in NYC
-Erika Menendez fatally pushes “Muslim or Hindu” man into Queens subway.
-Muslim woman in “I come in peace” shirt booted out of Drumpf rally.
-Hate Crimes Against American Muslims Most Since Post-9/11 Era
-Dental student, wife and sister were shot at University of North Carolina.
Middle Eastern Rationality and good intentions.
-Malala Yousefvi, the youngest Nobel Laureate, and girls' education.
-Maryam Mirzakhani: 1st woman to win Fields Medal ("Nobel Prize of math")
-Teen Ahmed brings self-wired clock to Science class, gets arrested for terrorism, and flees country.
Episode 3 Resources
Micro-aggressions & Inclusivity
-Tora teaches new coworker lesson when he refuses to call her by her name after a promotion.
-“Speaking While Female” symptom of speaking up in meetings.
-Mobility inequities for black women in the workplace.
-Microaggressions examples IRL.
-Yolanda Spivey lands more interviews when changes name.
Black Women in Tech & Hiring Practices
-Stephanie Lampkin creates an app for anti-biased job hiring.
-Black women devs of Slack accept award.
-Techies Diversity photography series.
-10 Women Who Are Changing the Face of Tech.