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Abortion Access Under Trump

Thursday, September 07, 2017
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Location Details:
NURX Office
81 Langton Street, San Francisco, CA

Want to learn how about women’s health access in the age of Trump - specifically abortion? Want to meet like-minded people in technology and social change?

Protecting people access to reproductive health care is more important than ever. Despite a political climate that claims otherwise, choice is the American way. We are in the heart of tech and progressive culture - the perfect environment for creating innovative solutions for reproductive justice.

Join us for an evening of lively discussions from the co-founders and participants of the Abortion Access Hackathon. Mingle with passionate allies, with free drinks and snacks. RSVP required.


• Panel Discussion with Somer, Kate and Tessa: The gaps in the democratic party - where we are in the fight for reproductive rights and access? Where are the areas of opportunity?

• Abortion Access Hackathon: What is it? What projects are moving forward? What did we learn from this type of collaboration?

• Q&A

Mix and Mingle - free refreshments and drinks provided

About the Panelists:

Kate Bertash is a reproductive right security professional who spent most of her career in tech scaling logistics startups after working in the nonprofit sector. A self-professed tech regulatory nerd, she keeps herself busy organizing with local women's professional, civic tech, and futurist groups in SF, and spends her free time hacking and fundraising for abortion access with the Abortion Access Hackathon.

A designer for apps and games, Somer Loen volunteers her time with civil rights groups. Building bridges between tech and activism, she co-organizes the Abortion Access Hackathon. Managing grassroots mobilization at the National Organization for Women - San Francisco chapter, Somer helped to pass landmark legislation regulating crisis pregnancy centers in SF.

Tessa Alexanian is a professional robot-whisperer, former bay area pun-off champion, ex-sailor of tall ships, occasional event staff, and chronically overenthused. Since the SF Abortion Access hackathon, she has been working to make Guttmacher's abortion policy data available via API.

Wilson Restrepo is your run-of-the-mill SF code monkey. Since the election, he’s served as a henchman for progressive tech initiatives: he was part of a team formed at SF Debug Politics that built helloGov, a calling campaign platform, and he helped organize engineers around a culture of service and inclusiveness at the SF Abortion Access Hackathon.
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