February 7, 2023

Meet The Student Using Code To Promote Racial Justice And Equity

Alexis Williams is an engineering student using her coding skills to design a platform that makes it easier for the Black community to incorporate social justice into their everyday routines.  

Alexis Williams founded PB-Resources in 2020 during the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests. Despite not knowing exactly what to do at the time, Williams decided to put her coding skills to use by building a platform in honor of George Floyd. 

“I was itching to get involved but didn’t know how I could do anything impactful from my living room,” said Williams in an online statement

“I was always told that coding is a tool to be used as the ultimate problem solver, so I whipped out my computer and thought I’d give it a try. I ended up building this website PB-Resources, which stands for Police Brutality Resources.” 

PB-Resource’s overall mission is to provide the Black community with the necessary social justice tools to fight against discrimination. 

The PBR community hopes to support individuals, brands, and organizations to help incorporate social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion into their everyday missions. 

Williams aims to make the platform extremely easy to navigate by providing the community with bite-sized knowledge and actionable steps they can do daily to promote racial equity. 

Additionally, PB-Resources shares a dictionary of words and phrases from the Black Lives Matter movement, Black historical books, as well as petitions to sign, Black organizations to support, and impactful stories in audio form.

To celebrate Black History month, PB-Resources will be dedicating its page to highlighting the unsung heroes of the Black community. They will also spotlight the work Black people do to change the world.  

Users will also be able to stay current on upcoming events and re-educate themselves on Black history to help them make effective change in their community. 

Kumba Kpakima

Kumba Kpakima is a reporter at POCIT. A documentary about the knife crime epidemic in the UK got her a nomination for the UK's #30toWatch Young Journalists of the Year.