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Kara Bobroff: Empowering Indigenous Culture in Computer Science and Environmental Health

Kara Bobroff: Empowering Indigenous Culture in Computer Science and Environmental Health
Kara: Thanks for having me, Spiffy! I am proudly Diné/Lakota and thus deeply aware of profound, ongoing effects of injustice on Native American students’ education since the Boarding School Era. One Generation supports culturally responsive and rigorous education opportunities. Our initiatives include Indigitize, to engage 10,000 Native youth in computer science (CS); Dine’ Empowerment, to uplift community-led Indigenous learning and languages; and Indigenous Farm Hub, to grow healthy food and educate youth/adults on Indigenous agriculture.

Maria Ida Palmieri: Bringing Social Business Models inside of Companies

Maria Ida Palmieri: Bringing Social Business Models inside of Companies
Maria: It’s great to be here, Spiffy! Through my work at The Grameen Creative Lab (TGCL), we were mainly addressing one challenge—how can we make business as usual become even more usual by putting people and the planet at the center? At TGCL, we were using creativity and innovation, in particular, to train social entrepreneurs and company leaders of today and tomorrow to adopt social business principles and mindsets in the way they were designing and carrying out their business, following the vision of our founder and Nobel laureate—Professor Muhammad Yunus. Key aspects of our programs were to first analyze problems systemically.