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Black Girls CODE SXSW Experience 2019

March 8 - March 11
Austin,TXUnited States

During this year's SXSW Interactive Festival, Black Girls CODE's Student Ambassadors and Alumnae will engage with technologists from around the world during interactive activities (workshops, panels, and networking) through a series of planned and curated experiences. This experience will provide a unique opportunity for our Tech Divas to explore rising trends within the technology industry […]

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3:30 am

Are There Civil Rights in a Tech World?

March 9 @ 3:30 am - 4:30 pm CST

Privacy and the internet is a common conversation today, but most have not understood it as part the civil rights conversation. The internet’s pervasiveness has made many believe privacy no longer exists and we are made vulnerable by the internet. Serious considerations must be given to whether or not we can and should extend civil […]

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9:00 am

HBCU Battle of the Brains

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Calling all parents, and high and middle school students! The HBCU Battle of the Brains and Austin Public Library cordially invite you to the HBCU College Fair on Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9 AM - 12 PM (Noon) at the Austin Central Library (710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701). Come and meet with […]

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Generation Titans’ Titan Generator

March 9 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm CST

Generation Titans, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Google, Envolve Entrepreneurship, and the Soze Agency are proud to launch the inaugural Titan Generator at Google Austin on March 9, 2019. This day-long event will serve as a collaborative immersive program for start-up businesses led by entrepreneurs of color. Social movement organizations—March for Our Lives, Color Of […]

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9:30 am

Find and Hire Black Technology Talent

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am CST
JW MARRIOTT, SALON C Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

Leaders in the industry have shown an interest in recruiting people outside of elite tech university circles. However, the bridge building to HBCUs and HSIs and other minority serving institutions where there is a high degree of talent is very nascent. This session will put forth practical and experiential examples of what some tech companies […]

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Spiritual Activism: How to Discuss Race and Racism

March 9 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am CST

It's 2018 and racist misogyny is still every.damn.where. How can we effectively address it? What can we all do to be part of the solution? This session is an opportunity for all hue-mans to come together and learn how we can use spirituality to unpack white privilege, heal the wounds of internalized oppression and actively […]

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10:00 am

FAMU HOUSE @ SXSW, a HBCU Experience

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:00 pm CST
African American Cultural & Heritage Facility, 912 e. 11th st
austin,TX78702United States
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On March 9th, 2019, the first annual FAMU House will take place at The African American Cultural and Heritage Facility during the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festival. FAMU HOUSE Is the first SXSW house dedicated specifically to a historically black university . The space allows Florida A&M University to recruit prospective students and connect with […]

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11:00 am

Featured Session: Jim Bankoff and Soledad O’Brien

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
HILTON AUSTIN DOWNTOWN SALON H 500 E. 4TH Street
Austin,TX78701United States
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In his tenth year as Vox Media’s visionary, Chairman & CEO Jim Bankoff sits down with Soledad O’Brien, the award-winning journalist and the founder of Starfish Media Group, for a conversation on what’s next for the media and entertainment industries they have helped to shape.

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Finding & Backing Venture Back-Able Black Founders

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST
JW MARRIOTT, SALON C Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

Albeit important, we really don’t want to regurgitate the data and narratives about the absolutely ridiculous lack of equity startup capital that goes to Black startup founders. In this session, we'll highlight what a few venture capital funds and growing tech companies with diverse partners and decision makers at the helm are doing to increase […]

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BlackTechMatters Fund Announcement

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Moderator: Brad Smith, Cheddar Interviewees: Angel Rich, Ray J, Michael Hubbard and Faith Linton

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Art, Race + Open Web VR: The Colored Girls Museum

March 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

“We dream of a reality where technology embraces who we are." Open web VR is in early days. WIth A-frame, Azure, Reality, Unity, photogrammetry, and affordable headsets -- we still need a model for accessible XR that reflects diverse voices. At this panel, we reveal new ideas to help shape the culture of the open […]

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12:00 pm

House of OHUB AR/VR/Venture Lab

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

12:00-2:00P / Startup + Investor Office Hours 2:00P-4:00P / Book Signing w/ Ben Hecht + Rodney Sampson + Marcus Carey + Judy Robinett

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BlackTechMatters Pitch Competition

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST
Black Tech Matters House Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

​TEST HER POTENTIAL This year we are excited to partner with Limitless, Raycon, LOOPShare, and Shark Tank Casting to present Test Her Potential.

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12:30 pm

We Tried to Tell Y’all: Black Twitter As A Source

March 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CST
THE LINE ONYX BALLROOM 1, 111 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin,TX78701United States
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Our focus for this panel is about how Black women are creating community and sparking change via social media and digital communities, how Black humor over the centuries offers insights into the intersections of race, gender and politics, and how Black Twitter should be recognized as a news subculture. 

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Ensuring Diversity and Inclusion in the New Media Economy

March 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CST

The Multicultural Media & Correspondents Association (MMCA) is working to address what we see as a media diversity crisis with serious economic, social and political implications that is not being adequately addressed in the new media economy. While new media platforms have expanded opportunities for diverse journalists and story-tellers to create, curate and distribute news […]

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How Power and Privilege Show Up at Work

March 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CST
JW MARRIOTT, ROOM 203-204 Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

We are all familiar at this point with #metoo and many of us have read the headlines about how we are most definitely not living in a post-racial society. We may think we can leave the headlines behind when we get to work but the reality is we all experience power and privilege in a […]

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Featured Session: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

March 9 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm CST

CNN Anchor & Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper sits down with Daily Show host Trevor Noah and correspondents Ronny Chieng, Michael Kosta, Desi Lydic, Dulcé Sloan, Roy Wood Jr. and Jaboukie Young-White to panel harder than anyone has ever paneled before. They’ll discuss how today’s fast-paced media cycle has changed (and keeps changing!) the late-night […]

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1:00 pm

$100,000 Pitch Competition Presented by SheaMoisture and New Voices

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
UT Austin Rowling Hall - 300 W MLK Blvd
Austin,TX78712United States
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Pitch Black will select 10 African American entrepreneurs to pitch their business plan to a panel of judges ready to award cash prizes! Selected finalists will have five minutes in this "Shark Tank" style pitch competition to wow the judges. The event is FREE to attend - but an RSVP is required.

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2:00 pm

The US Is Racist AF. What Can I Do?

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST
THE LINE, ONYX BALLROOM 1 Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

The U.S. is racist AF. We all know it. So what are we going to do about it? We try to talk with family members, friends, and colleagues but are we really helping solve the problem, or are we making it worse? There's no easy way to do this, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't […]

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Black Bodies Screening and Discussion

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

Black people in Austin make up only 8% of the population. And studies show black people are the most negatively impacted in every system — from health and education to housing and the economy — in America. Systemic racism is real. And it can have devastating effects on black people. In the feature-length film "Black […]

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2:30 pm

LIVE DRUMMING AFRO-FUSION DANCE JAM

March 9 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm CST
Palmer Events Center Wellness Expo Stage, 900 Barton Springs Rd Austin TX 78704
Austin,TX78704United States
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Lake Austin Spa Resort invites you to come alive in the live music capital of the world. Get your heart pumping and your body shaking to electrifying world-percussion-grooves, played live while you dance. These Afro-fusion moves will energize and liberate your body, mind, and soul. Enjoy a full body workout that gets you dancing with […]

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3:30 pm

So You Think You Can Podcast – Group 1

March 9 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm CST

By broadcasting a live podcast, attendees will learn the essentials to radio content creation, the psychology of hosting, how to increase your SEO, getting the best interviews and more! The podcast will include 3-4 guest that work in the media and entertainment industry who will give professional insight on what it truly takes to have […]

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Cultural Appropriation vs. Cultural Appreciation

March 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CST
FAIRMONT, CONGRESSIONAL C Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

The industry has talked about the blurred lines between appropriation vs appreciation but who has the experience and leadership to make the final call on what is culturally relevant or insensitive in advertising? Is it the creative director? Brand manager? The viewer? Who makes the call that the Asian neighbor cast in a beer ad […]

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Behind The Curtain: The Influencer Economy

March 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CST
FOUR SEASONS, BALLROOM CD Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

Ever wonder who’s behind the influencer economy? How much planning, connecting and creativity are needed to create a social image, make sure the right people see it, then inspire them to act? It takes more than influencers themselves to connect content with commerce. Hear directly from the women who create the tools and strategies that […]

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Community Healing for Women of Color Meet Up

March 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CST
FAIRMONT, POPPY Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

The cornerstone of the work of our collective is to imagine new and unlimited possibilities for women of color and to create these new possibilities is a collective and community effort from women of various backgrounds, identities and industries. We want to invite the SXSW community to come together to discuss the ideas of communal […]

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The Interracial Couple as a Crash Course in Emoji

March 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm CST
JW MARRIOTT, SALON 6 Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

"Where THE F*** is our INTERRACIAL COUPLE EMOJI ?!?!?! 💑💁🏼‍♀️👨🏾" "Hello @Apple please get your s*** together and get us an interracial couple emoji before my girl gets mad." Social media is full of indignant complaints about the "missing" interracial couple emoji. But it's a really hard problem to tackle — one where Tinder teamed […]

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5:00 pm

The Future of Basketball

March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
JW MARRIOTT, SALON 1-2 Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

The NBA is as popular as ever, but it is rapidly changing. From analytics and sports science, to tactics and personnel, virtually everything about NBA basketball is changing. This panel dives into how and why the league is changing and examines the key ideas driving the NBA forward into the next decade.

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Equal Opportunity Behind the Lens: Media Diversity

March 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
FAIRMONT, CONGRESSIONAL B Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

The push for diversity in film and advertising has more momentum than ever, with a movement on the rise to celebrate and increase diverse voices in production by providing mentorship opportunities for historically-underrepresented directorial talent to gain exposure. To pave the way for a more diverse and inclusive industry of tomorrow, initiatives by production companies […]

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6:00 pm

From Tour Manager to Change Agent: A Conversation with VC Arlan Hamilton

March 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

Join us for a candid discussion between Backstage Capital founder Arlan Hamilton and The Riveter founder and CEO Amy Nelson. Less than 10% of all venture capital deals go to women, People of Color and LGBT founders. While other VCs see this as a pipeline problem, Arlan Hamilton’s Backstage Capital sees it as the biggest […]

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7:00 pm

5th Annual Inclusive Innovators, Investors & Influencers Reception, Dinner & Awards

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm CST

Featured Fireside Chat w/ Ben Hecht, CEO, Living Cities & Rodney Sampson, CEO, OHUB.

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BlackTechMatters VIP Investor Dinner

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
Black Tech Matters House Austin,TXUnited States + Google Map

Invitation only dinner hosted by Celebrity Chef Damian for venture capitalists, investors, tech founders, athletes, and entertainers.

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