Events - April 12, 2017

Is it time for a Tech Sanctuary Movement?

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In the wake of President Trump’s immigration ban, stepped-up ICE raids and deportation actions, and curbing of refugee resettlement programs, the tech community has been electrified. We’ve seen protests, both spontaneous and planned, erupt in civic spaces and workplaces. The fight for immigration reform and for broadening refugee assistance predates the Trump administration, but this year’s executive actions and policy proposals have brought fresh urgency to this struggle. Join us for a evening of conversation between leaders on immigration from the faith community, government and social services, as well as tech leaders who are standing up for targeted communities. We will explore how the tech community can use its unique skills, resources, voice and power to protect vulnerable communities and we will pose a question: is it time for a Sanctuary Tech Companies movement?

This event is co-hosted by the TechEquity Collaborative, Solidaire, Open Society Foundation, Chavez Family Foundation, and New Media Ventures.

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