Press Release: GeekGirlCon and Executive Director Stand for Diversity and Inclusion
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 23, 2017
Contact: Sharon Feliciano: PressInquiries@geekgirlcon.com or 206-245-0004
Inclusive convention celebrating “Geeks United” theme planned to continue in September
Seattle, WA – The GeekGirlCon Board of Directors has completely cleared Michele Carrico Domingo, Executive Director, of all the allegations made by five former volunteers, which were contained in an unauthorized email sent out on August 6, 2017. The Board of Directors stands behind Michele Carrico Domingo, whose distinguished career includes more than 20 years as a social justice and equity advocate for women, girls, and people of color, which includes 12 years as an immigration rights lawyer.
GeekGirlCon published an initial message on Sunday, August 6 that was posted on the GeekGirlCon blog, and GeekGirlCon board member Sharon Feliciano addressed the complaints from the departed members of the operations team on Facebook Live on August 7.
“Michele is passionate about GeekGirlCon’s mission and has made it her priority to promote its values to our greater community since joining the organization in February of this year,” said Board President, I-Wei Feng.
GeekGirlCon is now focused on putting on its annual convention taking place on September 30 & October 1, 2017 at the Washington State Conference Center centered around the theme “Geeks United.” This year’s Featured Contributors include Erica Luttrell, the voice of Sapphire in Steven Universe, Lucie Pohl from Overwatch, and Fryda Wolff from Mass Effect: Andromeda, with more guests being announced in the coming weeks.
GeekGirlCon celebrates and honors the legacy of women contributing to science and technology; comics, arts and literature; and game play and game design by connecting geeky women worldwide and creating community to foster continued growth of women in geek culture through events.