Build for Black Lives AMA

United States and Canada Virtual

Aug 24, 2021, 6:00 – 7:00 PM


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About this event

Join us for an AMA with Build for Black Lives, a platform built to connect anti-racist individuals with activists, organizers, and Black-owned businesses to provide pro bono work creating websites, apps, graphics, social media content, data visualizations, and other projects.

In our conversation we'll talk with past project owners about the work that volunteers completed for them, as well as hear about open volunteer opportunities. 

Shania is a 1st generation Igorot Designer based in Boston, MA. As a Co-Lead for Build for Black Lives, she utilizes her skills in Project Management, Design, and Social Justice Activism to support BIPOC solidarity in Tech.

David is a 2nd gen Chinese American who's born and raised in Boston attending Northeastern University studying computer science. David has a strong passion for equity and childhood education. As Co-lead for Build For Black Lives, David organizes community outreach and project management. David plans to support diversity and equity in tech.

Bria Gadsden, MS is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Love Your Menses, Inc.. She is a wellness enthusiast and is passionate about creating community based programs that promote menstrual equity in Black and Brown communities. She hopes to break the period taboo while working in partnership with community members through community conversations, menstrual education, and resource connection.

Love Your Menses, Inc. was founded in 2019 in response to the growing menstrual wellness needs of young people. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we promote menstrual equity and build the next generation of leaders by providing an educational, uplifting and supportive space for girls, women, and people who menstruate to learn about menstrual wellness and create equitable public health and technology solutions. We do this work through evidence based public health and wellness education, STEM youth programming, menstrual product distribution, and mentorship. Our founders are Dr. Ebere Azumah, MD, MPH, FACOG, ACC and Bria Gadsden, MS.


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