E3, BLACK GIRLS CODE PARTNER FOR CHARITY
E3, the premiere trade convention for the gaming industry, is partnering with Black Girls Code for the duration of the 2021 event.
Black Girls Code is a non-profit organization hoping to provide young and pre-teen girls of color opportunities to learn skills in technology and computer programming.
The ESA foundation was created 20 years ago, designed to create scholarship opportunities, grants, and a partnerships program for the gaming industry. In 2007, it started a scholarship fund focused on women and minorities.
In partnering with Black Girls Code, ESA is bridging a gap in its existing program. It will use the E3 event as a larger campaign to give industry members the chance to rally for the charity and provide a bridge to scholarship programs for its older students.
“All public free broadcasts will have donation buttons,” said James Shaughnessy.
E3 is scheduled to take place June 12 – 15. It can be watched via VENN’s linear channels and TikTok, as well as on Twitch, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook Gaming, among others.
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NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 10: Members of ‘Black Girls Code’ attend the “Hidden Figures” New York special screening on December 10, 2016 in New York City.