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Emoji for Everyone

Over the past decade, emoji have become integral to digital communication and are currently used by 92% of the world’s online population. Emoji have not only become a friendly mode of self-expression 😂, but also a crossroad of culture, creativity, and the struggle for inclusion and equity.  

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

Can a more inclusive library of emoji  lead to a more inclusive world?  How do we get there and who makes the decisions about new emoji? 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 🥟, hijab 🧕 and other emoji 🥦🧬 to the global lexicon.
  • Learn from the vicechair of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee about how these important decisions are made.
  • Consider the unfolding evolution of human-computer interaction and how we can add our voices to help shape a more inclusive future.

Speakers: Jenny Lee, Producer, "The Emojy Story"; Rayouf Alhumedhi, Stanford University; Yiying Lu, San Francisco Arts Commission

Register at weblink.  Attend in person or online

Wednesday, 03/08/23


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