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Conference Aims To Give More Minorities The Tools To Become ‘Makers’

What can Houston do to engage more minorities and the economically disadvantaged as the city moves forward and makes new breakthroughs in the 21st century?

Electronics

Houston has a long history as an industrial city, from oil and gas exploration to the Houston Ship Channel. And the city has a rich legacy of technological innovations, from landing a man on the moon to advances in medicine.

But have those achievements included a wide enough array of our city’s much-lauded diversity? And what can be done to increase that representation as the city moves forward and makes new breakthroughs in the 21st century?

Those questions are the focus of the Equitable Innovation Conference today (April 19) from the Houston nonprofit makerspace TXRX Labs. The conference will be live streamed at bit.ly/txrxlive.

In the audio above, Roland von Kurnatowski and Lauren Caldarera of TXRX Labs tell Michael Hagerty about the conference and how to engage more minorities and the economically disadvantaged in becoming makers.

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