Technology and Revolution: A Convergence
May First/People Link
The Technology and Revolution Convergences are a series of gatherings taking place in the U.S. and Mexico in which participants talk about the intersection of technology and revolutionary change. This one is the 17th held in the U.S. The sessions are completely audience driven. There is no panel.
SUNDAY November 5th - 09:00am - 10:15am
May First/People Link Member - Leadership Committee
Peoples College of Law
Ken Montenegro is a Los Angeles native and has been a nonprofit technologist for over 17 years. He has been fortunate enough to work with the Northeast Valley Health Corporation; Maternal & Child Health Access; Homeless Healthcare Los Angeles; and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. He is currently the Information Technology Director at Asian Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles. Ken is a board member of NTEN (the Nonprofit Technology Network), the Immigrant Defenders Law Center, and is National Vice President of the National Lawyers Guild. He is also one of the co-founders of the Stop LAPD Spying Coaltion. When not doing nonprofit technology, Ken can often be found working with community based groups resisting state violence on behalf of the National Lawyers Guild or bumming around book and record stores with his teenage son. Ken is the offspring of Guatemalan & Ecuadorian migrants. His educational background is in history and literature; is a law school graduate; and has had poetry translations (Spanish to English) appear in 3 literary journals.
The Center for Media Justice
Steven Renderos is the Organizing Director at the Center for Media Justice. He is passionate about the role of media and communications in building movements for social change. He's been a community organizer for the past 10 years leading campaigns for affordable housing, immigrant rights and most recently communication rights. He helped lead CMJ's advocacy and organizing efforts to win reforms that have made phone calls from prisons more affordable and the Internet more open and affordable. Previously, Steven led the Media Justice program at Main Street Project in Minneapolis, MN where he helped jumpstart a local collaborative that will be applied for a radio license in the fall 2013. Steven aka DJ Ren is also the co-founder of Radio Pocho, a collaborative of Latin@ radio DJs in Minneapolis whose mission is to explore the musical roots of Latinx raised in the United States. Steven grew up in from Los Angeles, CA where he currently resides.