Dallasblack.com: #HackTheCulture | Racial Equity Summit + Design Thinking Challenge


SAT, APR 7TH 2018

Paul Quinn College
Tickets Info: FREE Event
Arts & Culture, Charity & Outreach, Kids & Family, Meeting

#HackTheCulture | Racial Equity Summit + Design Thinking Challenge

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Impact House – Innovation Hub teams up with Young Leaders Strong City Powered by The Embrey Family Foundation and Community Partners to present #HackTheCulture – A Racial Equity Summit + Design Thinking Hack-a-thon Challenge at Paul Quinn College on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. 


84% of African-Americans ages 25 and older have a high school degree, which has tripled in the last 40 years: (US Census Bureau)

20% of African-Americans ages 25 and older have a college degree or higher, which has quintupled in the last 40 years (US Census Bureau)

61% of students at historically black universities show higher rates of community service and civic engagement, compared to residential colleges liberal arts schools.

The study, which is called the Comprehensive Annenberg Report on Diversity, found Latinos are among the least represented speaking roles in film and TV, even though they make up about 17.4 percent of the U.S. population. Out of more than 11,000 speaking characters surveyed in film and TV, 5.8 percent were Hispanic or Latino.

If properly implemented, diversity efforts could net the IT industry an extra $400 billion in revenue each year, according to CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux.

Women hold 11% of executive roles at Fortune 500 companies, and 4.6% hold the title of CEO. And a similarly small number of women own tech start-up, averaging a whopping 5%.

#HackTheCulture uses hip-hop influence to connect college students with industry experts, highly-skilled professionals, and community stakeholders in an effort to rapidly create solutions to combat the media and television misrepresentation and stereotypes of Women, African Americans, LatinX, and People of Color. The event will kick off with a racial equity and unconscious bias training session lead by Young Leaders. Strong City. The students will then break into collaborative teams that consist of innovators (students), Collaborators (skill-based volunteers), and Mentors (subject matter experts) to facilitate a human-centered design thinking process of Ideation to then develop and produce (10) tech-influenced solutions. 


Racial Justice and Unconscious Bias Training

Design Thinking Challenge

Technology Hack-a-thon

10 Competitive Teams

Mentors and Subject Matter Experts from some of DFW's top corporations

"The Big Pitch" Grand Prize, Runner Up, & Fan Favorite Awards

Dope Music, DJ, and Emcee

Snacks and Drinks (of course brain food...)

Celebrity Judges

Virtual Reality & Experiential Vendors

Giveaways and more...

To sign up as a student, skill-based volunteer, organization, corporate sponsor, or pitch attendee visit: hacktheculture.eventbrite.com


About Impact House

Impact House is a nonprofit business incubator, and social impact accelerator created to help connect, support, and grow entrepreneurs dedicated to tackling some of the most pressing social, economic, and environmental challenges. We focus on championing diversity, women, and ethnically diverse founders giving them access to the community, tools, and resources at every stage of their enterprise growth. 


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