NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
H2LG
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Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Information technology, the most powerful communications and data system in human history, not only plays a central role in revolutionary work, it's our main tool for building the society we want to see. For three years, left-wing activists from all over the United States have met in 27 regional convergences to forge a unified program of action around technology -- the Points of Unity Around Technology. That program is now being presented to our movements for full discussion and, hopefully, endorsement. In this encounter, we will present the program (in a five minute video), hear the reactions of a panel of leading activists and then open the conversation up to you. This is your opportunity to join in a conversation that could prove central to the revolution we all want and the survival of the human race depends on.

Participants

Lawyer and technologist, Ken is Director of Information Technology at Asian-Americans Advancing Justice Los Angeles, the Executive Vice President of the National Lawyers Guild and a leader in the Radical Connections Network. He is also a board member of NTEN and the Immigrant Defenders Law...

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Brandi serves as Media Justice Director for ColorOfChange.org, the country’s largest online civil rights group. Formerly of The Center for Media Justice, she previously worked at Safer Foundation as Public Policy Associate. She is among the most prominent thinkers and speakers on the...

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Veteran revolutionary activist, Jerome is a former auto-worker/organizer, founder of Project South, leader of the U.S. Social Forum, a member of the Leadership Committee of May First/People Link and a member of the League of Revolutionaries for a New America. He is a very prominent presenter and...

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Philadelphia-born community organizer, popular educator and technology activist, Idalin has spearheaded tech initiatives within organizations like Hands Up United, India Rise, Black Girls CODE, Qeyno Labs Hackathons, and #YesWeCode. She leads the techactivist.org project, is part of the...

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