CHM Live In Person and Virtual Event

Emoji for Everyone

A Quest for Inclusive Communication with πŸ₯Ÿ and πŸ§•

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Over the past decade, emojis have become integral to digital communication and are currently used by 92% πŸ“ˆ of the world’s online population. Emojis have not only become a friendly mode of self-expression πŸ˜‚, but also a crossroad of culture, creativity, and the struggle for inclusion and equity.β€ŠΒ 

In recent surveys, most people say they believe emojis have the power to create positive change in the world. While the majority of Black, Asian, and Latinx emoji users in the US believe emojis contribute to important discussions around these issues, 41% of US emoji users say they feel their identities are not adequately reflected in the current roster of emojis.

Can a more inclusive library of emojis πŸ‘ͺ lead to a more inclusive world? πŸ•ŠοΈ How do we get there and who makes the decisions about new emojis? Join CHM as we explore these questions and more.

What You’ll Experience

  • Hear personal stories of the people who succeeded in advocating to add the dumpling πŸ₯Ÿ, hijab πŸ§•, and other emojis πŸ₯¦πŸ§¬ to the global lexicon.
  • Learn from the former vicechair of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee about how these important decisions are made.
  • Discover how emojis lie at the intersection of technology and creativity.
  • Consider the unfolding evolution of human-computer interaction and how we can add our voices to help shape a more inclusive future.Β 

Agenda

6 p.m. PST
Check-In

7 p.m. PST
Program Begins

8:15 p.m. PST
Program Ends

Mar 08, 2023
7:00 pm

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Add to Calendar 03/08/2023 7:00 pm America/Los_Angeles Emoji for Everyone A Quest for Inclusive Communication with πŸ₯Ÿ and πŸ§• CHM 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA, 94043 United States
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1401 N. Shoreline Blvd
Mountain View, CA, 94043

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