#CHIversity: Implications for equality, diversity, and inclusion campaigns

Angelika Strohmayer, Rosanna Bellini, Janis Meissner, Ebtisam Alabdulqader, Austin Toombs, Samantha Mitchell Finnigan, Madeline Balaam

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In this alt.chi paper, we reflect on #CHIversity; a grassroots campaign highlighting feminist issues related to diversity and inclusion at CHI2017, and in HCI more widely. #CHIversity was operationalised through a number of activities including: collaborative cross-stitch and ‘zine’ making events; the development of a ‘Feminist CHI Programme’; and the use of a Twitter hashtag ‘#CHIversity’. These events granted insight into how diversity discourses are approached within the CHI community. From these recognitions we provide examples of how diversity and inclusion can be promoted at future SIGCHI events. These include fostering connections between attendees, discussing ‘polarizing’ research in a conservative political climate, and encouraging contributions to the growing body of HCI literature addressing feminisms and related subjects. Finally, we suggest how these approaches and benefits can translate to HCI events extending beyond CHI, where exclusion may routinely go undetected.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2018 - Extended Abstracts of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Subtitle of host publicationApril 21–26, 2018, Montreal, QC, Canada
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450356213
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event2018 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Palais des Congrès de Montréal, Montréal, Canada
Duration: 21 Apr 201826 Apr 2018

Publication series

NameConference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings


Conference2018 ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Abbreviated titleCHI 2018
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