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Black Girls Code


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.