During the last two years, social justice has become a popular topic in the United States as an attempt to reflect on our country’s moral values and nation-wide issues. The emergence of COVID-19 only amplified social justice reform as the world is trying to reach higher vaccination rates to stop the spread of the virus. We have also seen many popular movements such as the death of George Floyd, embracing the LGBTQ community, pushing for climate reform, and much more.

What it does

Our group wanted to create a website that focuses on social justice issues split into different general categories. Users are encouraged to share their experiences and interact with others. We also wanted those who haven’t heard of a social justice issue to learn more about them.

How we built it

We used a flexbox focused layout in HTML, CSS, and with javascript to format the page when loaded on a mobile browser. The javascript was used to make a hamburger menu load into the header so the layout would work on mobile. CSS was used to keep colors consistent accross the site, and to show/hide things as mobile required it.

Challenges we ran into

A challenge we faced as a group was organizing everyone to a specific role. All of us had different experiences of coding in different languages, which made it difficult to work collaboratively. Additionally, most of us were beginners at computer science/engineering and it was our first hackathon.

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud to have made a website that runs (as this is our first hackathon), even though there could definitely be more improvements.

What we learned

We learned how important team planning and synergy is needed in order to complete as well as deliver a project idea into reality.

What's next for Equlogity

We would like to create and refine the blogging/comment section as we were not able to complete it during coding time, while also cleaning up the aesthetics of the website.

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