Urbanime Introduces “Open Spaces” A Black & Brown STEM Initiative From Harlem To Hollywood

Urbanime, a Culture company, presents a year-long STEM initiative called “Open Spaces.”

Open Spaces aims to fill the gap between retention and representation in which Black and Brown Folx can create an identity through STEM.

STEM awareness is important to the Culture.

As an example, if technology advances without a diverse view, we will not only have to fight systemic bias but programmatic bias as well.

Open Spaces will highlight how Black and Brown Folx have historically contributed to STEM while also proving how STEM can encourage rewarding futures.

With multiple facets programmed throughout the year, Open Spaces will feature events and conversations (mixers, listening parties, Hackathon), an original content drop, and more.

The launch of Open Spaces is set for February of 2022 and will kick off with a month-long celebration of Black Women in Tech.

In the lineup for February:

  • Hip Hop Hackathon – A “permission not required” weekend of workshops giving undervalued talent access to the best of STEM.
  • Black Women in Tech Mixtape – A Culture zine celebrating the Black women breaking barriers in STEM.
  • Black Women in Tech Listening Party – An exclusive Twitch event that brings tech and Culture into the same room.
  • STEM Launch Mixer – A networking event where aspiring Black and Brown STEM heroes can connect with industry leaders, mentors, and recruiters.

Check out the coverage on Open Spaces:


Urbanime is a Culture company that empowers Black and Brown audiences through stories.

Urbanime publications make Culture the hero whether they are unique editorials using comic art to tell a story of the Culture or fantastic, urban-themed genre fiction that places Black and Brown characters at the center of adventure.

For more information about Urbanime, or to download our library of Culture-zines visit: Urbanimme.com, and follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitch, and Twitter.

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