Why now

In response to the murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and too many others, Black IBMers, in their pain, frustration, and exhaustion, had a moment of clarity. They had a vision of a world without social injustice – a vision of using technology to combat systemic racism.

Hear the background on this initiative in the podcast (35:00) 

Focus areas

With a focus on Police & Judicial Reform and Accountability, Diverse Representation, and Policy & Legislation Reform, we are forming open source projects to help combat racism and promote racial justice. We are inviting people across the globe to channel their frustrations about systemic racism in a tangible and authentic way by getting involved with these projects and making an impact in communities.

The open source projects are now available with solution starters, which contain resources to help you learn about the projects and how you can start building, evolving, and leveraging the technology.

Police & Judicial Reform and Accountability

From traffic stops and arrests to sentencing and parole decisions, use technology to better analyze real-world data, provide insights, and make recommendations that will drive racial equality and reform across criminal justice and public safety.

Diverse Representation

Leverage technology to prevent, detect, and remediate bias and misrepresentation in the workplace, products, and society. For corporations to succeed, it is critical to have Black representation at every level.

Policy & Legislation Reform

Utilize technology to analyze, inform, and develop policy to reform the workplace, products, public safety, and legislation. 

take action

Apply your skill set and ingenuity to make a difference.

Join a  community of developers and partners to evolve the Call for Code for Racial Justice open source solutions. 

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Get your organization involved

See how you can join a network of mentors, co-innovate with IBM through hackathons, or help amplify these open source building blocks.

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