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Tech Stands Up Rally

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Tech Stands Up
Location Details:
250 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2531, United States

Tech Stands Up is a grassroots movement giving a voice to the rapidly growing concerns about the Trump administration's policies affecting the tech community and its users.

On March 14th -- Pi Day -- thousands of people in and around the tech community will rally to make a strong statement in support of the same values that drive Silicon Valley:

- The open exchange of ideas
- Community participation
- The idea that meritocracy is where the best ideas win regardless of status or power
- Experimentation and discovery to find the best possible solution

Come, be inspired by leaders in technology, non-profits, and organizations fighting every day. We will also be having tables set up so that you can connect to organizations to donate your skills and time.

Our goals are:

- Connect technologists to organizations, through hackathons, fundraising, mentoring programs, and donating skills/time;
- Work together with other organizations to bridge the divide between the tech industry and people that technology has disrupted.

We believe in creating a space that respects, empowers and includes all. We believe in standing up for the fundamental rights of all communities and persons. We believe in standing up for something, not simply against it.

This is intended to be a peaceful event. We will be working closely with the City of Palo Alto to ensure that everyone has a safe and inspiring day.

Our initial list of speakers includes (In Alphabetical Order by Last Name):
Aatif Aswan: VP of Growth, LinkedIn
Ajay Jain Bhutoria: Founder, Global Business Consulting
Troy Brunet: District Representative, AARP
Andrei Cherny: CEO, Aspiration Bank
Anne Devereaux: CSO, Lantern / Founder, SHE-CAN Foundation
Belen Fonseca: Student / Activist
Adam Goldstein: CEO, Hipmunk
Jason Johnson: CEO, August Home
Mohsen Moazami: Founder, Columbus Nova Technology Partners
Arturo Rodriguez: President, United Farm Workers
Julia Speigal: Social Justice and Impact Litigation Fellow, Santa Clara Office of the County Counsel
Brad Taylor: Founder, Tech Stands Up
Lisa Wentz: Founder, San Francisco Voice Center
Julia Wilson: Exec Director, One Justice

Several non-profit organizations will surround the rally with information tables where attendees can donate, volunteer or learn more about taking positive action.

Confirmed organizations include:
Blue Heart Action
National Center for Lesbian Rights
One Justice
Tahirih Justice Center
Taproot Foundation

Please stay tuned for more speaker and organization announcements on our facebook event page listed below.
Added to the calendar on Tue, Mar 7, 2017 4:18PM
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