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Black Women in Tech: Appropriation of Technologies as Resistance Strategies


In 2018, the PretaLab initiative published the result of a survey that mapped the inclusion of black and indigenous women in ICTs. The article analyzes the data generated by the survey to understand the appropriation of technologies by black women as resistance strategies. Statistical data and video testimonies were analyzed, in addition to 15 projects identified by the interviews, which conducted an Analysis of Social Networks on the Internet. We can see that black women seek to gain command of technologies to propose solutions to technological gaps and make social use of acquired skills.

Black Women; Technology; Resistance Strategies; ICT

Núcleo de Estudos de Gênero - Pagu Universidade Estadual de Campinas, PAGU Cidade Universitária "Zeferino Vaz", Rua Cora Coralina, 100, 13083-896, Campinas - São Paulo - Brasil, Tel.: (55 19) 3521 7873, (55 19) 3521 1704 - Campinas - SP - Brazil