A core goal of #ShutdownPL @ ICFP is to be more than a day of
abstract “feel-good” discussion. Instead, we want this to be
an ongoing conversation, and to encourage action to take
place as a result. Moreover, as more and more organizations
and people are coming forward to commit to action and
measurable change, none of us want to fall back into old
habits of complacency and superficial adjustment.
The accountability discussion track will discuss and then propose
realistic but effective projects to keep our institutions, our
communities, and ourselves accountable to our commitments. Before the
event, we encourage our attendees to reflect on the following question:
what are long-term commitments of social justice that you or your
community have made or are considering making?
These will seed our conversation towards action.
The ShutdownSTEM Action List.
This website covers, at a high level, ideas for action that you can
incorporate in your institutions to make an impact towards social
justice. Read the different suggestions listed in there even if
their label doesn’t necessarily apply to you, as they could
reveal interesting opportunities for you to suggest to peers in
Combating Anti-Blackness in the AI Community.
This document outlines strategies that the AI community can use to
effect anti-racist change. While the document is technically aimed
at Artificial Intelligence groups, the vast majority of its
suggestions are widely applicable to academic STEM groups such as