As we remember the contributions of Black students, faculty, and staff at Georgia Tech, we also remember the significance of the spaces and places they occupied along this journey.

The communities in and around Atlanta have played a pivotal part in the advancement of civil rights and racial justice. There are sites right here on Georgia Tech’s campus – and many more nearby – that represent milestones from a continued path toward greater equity and inclusion. Here’s a look at a few of the sites you can visit for some inspiration during Black History Month.

In keeping with Georgia Tech’s mission of developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition, we recognize the many ways our Black students, faculty, and staff represent, support, and celebrate their rich culture and storied impact at the Institute and beyond. Their stories and voices tell of bold dreams and remind us that change does not happen by chance. It happens through courage, conviction, and diverse and inclusive action. Their initiatives, leadership, and vision are a defining part of our past and a critical part of our future.

Where in the World are Young People Using the Internet?

A common myth today is that young people are all glued to the Internet, but in fact, only 30 percent of the world’s youth population between the ages of 15 and 24 years old have been active online for at least five years.

In South Korea, 99.6 percent of young people are active, the highest percentage in the world. The least? The Asian island of Timor Leste with less than 1 percent.  

France-Atlanta Events Begin Oct. 23

For the fourth consecutive year, the Georgia Tech community is about to get a taste of French culture and experience innovative examples of Franco-American collaboration in business, scientific, cultural, and humanitarian endeavors.       

From Oct. 23 through Nov. 9, the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and Georgia Tech will host the two-week event, France-Atlanta: Together Toward Innovation 2013.

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