Empowerup

EmpowerUp has been tasked with developing a workshop experience to support a more inclusive game industry. We want to empower students going into the game industry, by giving them a strong foundation to succeed and helping them identify as allies to help their peers.

Our goal is to provide a game along with facilitated reflection moments, activities, and discussions. By the end of the workshop, we expect a successful outcome of participants being able to: recognize the signs of peers that need help, recognize allies, and act as effective allies for others.

Project Instructors: Heather Kelley, Dave Culyba

Project Members: Kuan Chen, Sitong Chen, Kathryn Eiland, Jiming (Jimmy) Li, Jack McClain, Brendan Valley

  • Kuan Chen
  • Sitong Chen
  • Kathryn-Mae Eiland
  • Brendan Valley
Project Recap: EmpowerUp

This semester the EmpowerUp team was tasked with developing a workshop experience to support a more inclusive game industry. The team of 6 students wanted to empower students going into the game industry, by giving them a strong foundation to succeed and helping them identify as allies to help their peers. EmpowerUp has designed an hour and a half long workshop, along with additional content for reference to address uncomfortable network situations.

Posted by Entertainment Technology Center on Monday, June 8, 2020

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