Allyship Crash Course, Quiz, and Fireside Chat
This ACM sigCHI 2022’s Allyship team is made up of Rina R. Wehbe, PhD (She/Her), Siobhan Day Grady, PhD (She/Her), and Christine Bauer PhD (She/Her).
We continued the initiatives created last year by Rina R. Wehbe as the Diversity Allyship Co-Chair of ACM SIGCHI 2021 Globalization Diversity and Inclusion (GDI) team with Nitesh Goyal, Maria Wolters, and Kirsten Ellis by maintaining and extending the YouTube Allyship Crash Course from 2021 for 2022.
In addition, we have also created a Quiz module to accompany the Crash Course. The quiz is intended to highlight some key points about Allyship based on the YouTube Allyship Crash Course. We decided to keep the quiz at a manageable length, as a result not all issues are highlighted. Instead, please treat this as another milestone on your own personal journal of Allyship to help you think about what it really means to be an ally. Use this form to get credit for passing the quiz, so you remember that you reached this personal milestone.
On Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at 14:15 – 15:30 (New Orleans, LA, local time), we will have the Allyship Fireside Chat. For the details (including the time in your timezone and the on-site location), have a look at the program: https://programs.sigchi.org/chi/2022/program/session/82030.
In this fireside chat, we will discuss what it means to be an ally and to create a supportive CHI community. We aim at generating discussion and suggestions on how to be a supportive community member. Join the discussion with Rina R. Wehbe and invited discussants. You can use The Hub to post your questions.
Karen Holtzblatt is a thought leader, industry speaker, and author. As co-founder and CEO of InContext Design, Karen is the visionary behind Contextual Inquiry and Contextual Design, a user-centered design approach used by universities and companies worldwide. Recognized as a leader in requirements and design, Karen has been twice honored by the ACM SIGCHI. Karen is a member of the CHI Academy and the first recipient of the Lifetime Award for Practice presented in recognition of her impact on the field. Karen is also the Executive Director of WITops, a non-profit dedicated to understanding the issues faced by women in tech and finding practical interventions to retain women and help them thrive. The @Work Experience Framework identifies the six experiences women need in their everyday work experiences. WITops volunteer teams have also developed tested intervention techniques to encourage these experiences available at WITops.org. Karen has over 30 years’ experience presenting at conferences, coaching product teams, and advising universities on their HCI training.
Nazanin Andalibi, PhD
Nazanin Andalibi, PhD (she/her/hers) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. Her research interests are in social computing and human-computer interaction. She examines the interplays between marginality and technology in sociotechnical contexts ranging from social media to artificial intelligence. She is committed to equity and justice in her research, teaching, mentoring, and service activities. She is also a member of the SIGCHI CARES team.
I am a designer and qualitative researcher who focuses on understanding and conceptualizing technology experiences that support health and wellness among older adults and individuals with disabilities. My research employs design as a catalyst for health equity and socially responsible technology experiences. I explore concepts of health through community-based participatory design and co-creation, considering health management as a sociotechnical experience. I believe that constructs of identity and social positioning impact our interactions with technology, including individual access to online information, the relevance of certain systems in our everyday lives, and the ways we accept certain interventions. Through participatory research methods I explore constructs of empowerment and access among communities marginalized along multiple dimensions of identity (age, race, ethnicity, income, class). I am an Assistant Professor in the HCI Institute at Carnegie Mellon University where I also have a courtesy appointment in the School of Design. I am also the Director of the Equity and Health Innovations Design Research Lab.
Tesh leads and manages Responsible AI Tools user research efforts at Google Research, and is also an Adjunct Professor at NYU. His works have been published at CHI, and CSCW and have received two best paper honorable mention awards at these venues. Tesh has been actively involved in the program and organization committees of multiple ACM SIGCHI conferences at various levels; including Globalization, Diversity and Inclusion efforts at CHI over the past years, and will serve as the Tech Program Co-Chair for CHI 2023.