Raising Good Gamers

Mar 16, 2021

10:15am – 11:10am CT

Raising Good Gamers is a national initiative working toward a future full of positive, inclusive, fair online game communities for youth that sees online games, their technologies, and communities as important and potentially powerful tools for achieving broader goals of social justice. It is our belief that all youth—regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, or experience level—can be a gamer if they want to be. This is not a reality for many youth today. Video game culture can be exclusionary and discriminatory, reproducing and encoding systems of bias and inequity that pervade society as a whole. This panel explores a set of programs, partnerships, and strategies for raising a kinder, more civically-engaged, pro-social generation of players.

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Kishonna Gray

University of Illinois, Chicago

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