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Friday, March 14 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Diversity, accountability and empowerment in nonprofits and the tech community

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We create nonprofits, and nonprofit technology, to right injustices, empower communities and inspire social change. But do we reflect the people we serve? Sexism and racism continue to be played out in tech communities, while nonprofits, though better than other industries remain overwhelmingly white, male and college-educated. An honest assessment of where we're falling short and strategies for moving forward will help us build welcoming, sustainable communities for social change. This session is for nonprofit staff who are committed to social justice inside of our organizations as well as in the wider world.   

Attendees will walk away with: 1) Strategies for building more inclusive, accountable and effective organizations -- because nonprofits committed to diversity and empowerment will be better at what they do; 2) How in particular to avoid nonprofit tech hardening privilege and perpetuating discrimination in your organization; 3) Ways to be an effective ally to those who are marginalized in your organization; 4) Where to look for allies outside of your organization if you can't find any within.

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Johanna Bates

Front-End Developer, Nonprofit Tech Strategist, Drupalist, DevCollaborative
Front-end web development. An open and accessible web. Being outside. Feminism. Open source software. Diversity in the tech field. Disparate songs next to each other on mix tapes.
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Ivan Boothe

Creative Director, Rootwork.org
Working with nonprofits and social change groups on web + online strategy. Into creative social protest and radical nonviolent praxis. #nptech #Drupal #4change ↵ Ivan is the creative director of Rootwork.org, working with nonprofits and community groups as a Drupal developer and online organizer. He co-organizes PDXTech4Good, affiliated with both NTEN and NetSquared, and co-facilitates NTEN's monthly Drupal Community of Practice... Read More →

Sloane Davidson

“I'm always doing things I can't do. That's how I get to do them. ~ Pablo Picasso. I like to be inspired and be an inspiration. I love people, what they're about, what makes them tick - I have an amazing family and friends that help to keep me grounded and in check. I try to get outside whenever possible and usually planning my next weekend (or longer) trip away. I am a sponge for information. I think a smile and a vitamin-C can make any... Read More →

Friday March 14, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Thurgood West

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