Philadelphia Inquirer: Brandywine Workshop seeks to extend its reach online and settle in for its 50th anniversary in 2022

New-to-me, from Philadelphia Inquirer: Brandywine Workshop seeks to extend its reach online and settle in for its 50th anniversary in 2022. “As the Brandywine Workshop and Archives looks toward its 50th anniversary next year, founder and driving force Allan Edmunds is seeking to ensure that this unique Philadelphia institution maintains financial and artistic stability. On Wednesday, he announced that BWA, as it is known, has received a two-year $500,000 grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to continue development of a huge free database of art and artists from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities.”

SportAndDev: New tool addresses racial inequities in sport

SportAndDev: New tool addresses racial inequities in sport. “The free online Racial Equity Assessment & Learning Tool (REAL) allows users to self-assess their internal systems and practices and provides steps that can be taken to improve an organization’s ability to address structural racism. U.S.-based sports organizations are strongly encouraged to use the free tool to help support work to advance racial equity across the sector.” This is one of those “answer a bunch of questions and get a PDF download” tools, but unlike many of those it does NOT ask for your email or any other personal information. (You do have to answer some general questions about your organization.)

Mashble: 8 podcasts to teach kids about history, identity, and current events

Mashable: 8 podcasts to teach kids about history, identity, and current events. “There are many child-friendly podcasts out there that explore topics that aren’t often included in traditional curriculums. You can listen to them in the car on the way to school or sports practices, and they can spark questions around difficult topics like racism or identity — in an age-appropriate way.”

The Verge: Snap has new Lenses that show users how to fingerspell in American Sign Language

The Verge: Snap has new Lenses that show users how to fingerspell in American Sign Language. “To mark the International Week of the Deaf, Snapchat has created custom stickers and three AR Lenses to encourage users to fingerspell, the company said Tuesday. The new features were designed by incorporating feedback and guidance from deaf and hard-of-hearing employees at the company, and using AI and computer vision technology developed by Hungarian startup SignAll, which focuses on technology for deaf people.”

Sarasota Tribune: Sarasota special-needs mom goes viral on TikTok, sparks positive gamer movement

Sarasota Tribune: Sarasota special-needs mom goes viral on TikTok, sparks positive gamer movement. “A Sarasota mother and a dog food factory worker from Pennsylvania have teamed up to create a safe haven for children with disabilities to play video games online. Fed up with her special-needs son being ignored, Linda Espada sparked the movement after a TikTok rant went viral.”

Second annual Search Engine Land Award for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Search Marketing: Nominations open (Search Engine Land)

Search Engine Land: Second annual Search Engine Land Award for Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in Search Marketing: Nominations open. “Search marketing has a diversity problem. Older data from the American Marketing Association shows that most marketing leadership is still majority white, hetero, and male. Meanwhile, the audiences we’re marketing to are more diverse and inclusive than ever. It’s a topic we’ve covered multiple times at Search Engine Land.”

Los Angeles Times: Make film history more inclusive. That’s Jacqueline Stewart’s mandate at Academy Museum

Los Angeles Times: Make film history more inclusive. That’s Jacqueline Stewart’s mandate at Academy Museum. “Jacqueline Stewart was already one of the nation’s leading film scholars before she took the job of chief artistic and programming officer at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Now she’s helming the presentation of perhaps the most significant museum dedicated to movies in the country.”

Wired: Twitch And Reddit Protests May Be Only the Beginning

Wired: Twitch And Reddit Protests May Be Only the Beginning. “HOW MUCH POWER do users have to influence the ways tech companies govern their platforms? This week, prominent Twitch and Reddit users separately coordinated two platform-shaking actions with the goal of making the digital spaces they work and play in safer. In the latter case, at least, it appears they’ve already seen results.”

TIME: How Extortion Scams and Review Bombing Trolls Turned Goodreads Into Many Authors’ Worst Nightmare

This is from early August and I missed it. TIME: How Extortion Scams and Review Bombing Trolls Turned Goodreads Into Many Authors’ Worst Nightmare. “Scammers and cyberstalkers are increasingly using the Goodreads platform to extort authors with threats of ‘review bombing’ their work–and they are frequently targeting authors from marginalized communities who have spoken out on topics ranging from controversies within the industry to larger social issues on social media.”

W&M’s Digital Inclusion & Governance Lab studies impacts of digital technologies around the world (William & Mary)

William & Mary: W&M’s Digital Inclusion & Governance Lab studies impacts of digital technologies around the world. “Digital technologies are changing the world. And their greatest impact could be in the poorest countries, particularly on an economic, social and political levels. William & Mary’s new Digital Inclusion & Governance Lab is exploring these very issues with an eye to better understanding the potential benefits and consequences of digital technologies.”

NJ .com: NJ. com launches New Jersey Diverse Sources Database with media partners

NJ .com: NJ. com launches New Jersey Diverse Sources Database with media partners. “NJ Advance Media, which produces content for NJ.com, The Star-Ledger and other affiliated newspapers, is proud to join the Center for Cooperative Media in launching the New Jersey Diverse Sources Database. The online resource for news organizations will help journalists expand their circle of sources to include a greater variety of backgrounds.”

UNC University Libraries: University Libraries releases 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge syllabus

UNC University Libraries: University Libraries releases 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge syllabus. “Libraries and library workers interested in examining racism, bias and inequity have a new tool to do so. The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has released the syllabus of its recent 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge focused on libraries and archives. The syllabus is the work of the University Libraries’ IDEA (inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility) Council.” The syllabus is available as a Creative Commons licensed PDF. A lot of the resources in it are freely available, though some are specific to UNC libraries.

Mashable: Meet the designer who makes high-tech nail art and fights facial recognition with flowers

Mashable: Meet the designer who makes high-tech nail art and fights facial recognition with flowers. “Based in North Carolina, [Joselyn] McDonald is the co-founder of Blink Blink Creative Circuit Kits, which makes gender inclusive STEM education products, and previously served as creative technologist in residence at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Media Lab.”

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Diversity Story aims to ‘extend valuable cultural education to more people’

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Diversity Story aims to ‘extend valuable cultural education to more people’. “Eleanor Park, 16, of McCandless launched The Diversity Story a year ago. People can apply to be staff writers, be interviewed to have an article written about them, or submit writing, artwork, photography and recipes. So far, the site has published more than 60 personal stories and interviews, as well as more than 20 snippets, or short reads, which usually discuss a current holiday or issue.”