IBM has launched Call for Code for Racial Justice, an initiative focused on addressing racial justice through the use of technology.

Call for Code for Racial Justice facilitates the adoption and innovation of open source projects by developers, ecosystem partners and communities across the world to drive sustainable change in three focus areas.

These include Police & Judicial Reform and Accountability; Diverse Representation; and Policy & Legislation Reform.

The new initiative emerged from an internal IBM program called the Call for Code Emb(race) Challenge.

Further, the IBM Call for Code for Racial Justice team is contributing solution starters to the open source community. These projects were built using technologies such as Red Hat OpenShift, IBM Cloud, IBM Watson, Blockchain ledger, Node.js, Vu.js, Docker, Kubernetes and Tekton.

Together with partners like Black Girls Code, Collab Capital, Dream Corps, The United Way Worldwide, American Airlines, Cloud Native Computing Foundation and Red Hat, Call for Code for Racial Justice is inviting developers to apply their skills and ingenuity to combat systemic racism.

Black Girls Code is also the most recent recipient of IBM’s Open Source Community Grant and has also formed a newly expanded partnership with IBM.

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