Toxic Taps: Building Confidence in Becoming a STEM Equity Educator
Cynthia Nwachu and Casi Herrera, Techbridge Girls
The goal of Techbridge Girl’s intersectional anti-racist work is to disrupt and challenge racism and gender bias in STEM fields and culture by igniting STEM interest and belonging in BIPOC (black and indigenous, people of color) girls* and gender expansive youth who will one day change the STEM field and the world. In this workshop, participants will indulge in a fun hands-on STEM experiment utilizing equity and SEL practices that provide an inclusive setting for ALL BIPOC girls and gender expansive youth. Through the stories of Gitanjali Rao and Mari Copeny, we will learn about the water crisis in Flint, MI, discuss access to clean water, and make our own water filters all while gathering tools and strategies to create an inclusive and equity STEM classroom for the youth that you work with.