Our upcoming event is the very first #ShutdownPL Town Hall. We hope to see you there!

We’re interested in inviting (and covering the full cost of attendance for) HBCU students to ICFP 2021. If you are an HBCU student interesting in attending ICFP 2021—or know anyone who can connect us with a student who is—please email us at shutdownpl.organizers@gmail.com!

Anti-Black racism is sustained by systems of discrimination that are pervasive accross our society, and academic spaces are no exception. Inspired by the recent #ShutDownSTEM movement and in response to the continued violence against Black people in the United States, #ShutdownPL aims to offer a safe space in which to collaborate and take action against racism and systems of oppression in the programming languages community and beyond.

Important note: As of now, none of the organizers of #ShutdownPL are Black. We do not want to demand labor of Black voices; however, the last thing we want is an organization of non-Black researchers speaking for and taking actions on the behalf of Black researchers without their input. Accordingly, we will ensure all our commitments to act begin from a place of listening to the Black community within and beyond programming languages research.

We announce news via our Twitter account, @ShutdownPL. If you want to get in touch with the organizers of #ShutdownPL, please email us at shutdownpl.organizers@gmail.com.



If you’re interested in helping volunteer for #ShutdownPL, please attend our town hall to get more involved!

Spread the Word

We use the #ShutdownPL tag on social media, and we encourage you to do the same. You can also use our banner and logo (licensed under the CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) that were designed by Aaron Weiss to talk about and support our official events.