TC Sessions: Our second ever dedicated event for Justice, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Labor in Tech, coming on March 3, 2021. It is a new one-day conference, featuring talented innovators, leaders and activist-activists. Industry.
We host Kongresswoman Barbara Lee, Backstage Capital founder and managing partner Arlan Hamilton, Gig Workers Collective’s Vanessa Bain, Alphabet Workers Union Executive Chairman Parul Cool, Change of Change of Rashad Robinson, Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt Are capable. And others.
In addition to the virtual stage fairside and panel discussion, the event will also include networking, startup presentations and the chance to connect with attendees from around the world.
Below, you’ll find the official agenda for the TC session: Justice. If you want to be a part of this program, you can grab tickets here for $ 5.
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Wednesday, March 3
State of the Union with Parul Kaul (Google), Grace Racers (International Association of Office and Professional Employees) and Clarissa Redwin (NYU)
Labor unions have been quite unusual in technology. The ending is beginning to change in recent years, as workers have pushed from alphabet to kickstarter to organize into some of the industry’s biggest companies. Parul Cool (Google), Grace Racers (International Association of Office and Professional Employees) and Clarissa Redwin (NYU) will join us to discuss the growing movement.
Finding the next Unicorn with Arlan Hamilton (Backstage Capital)
Backstage Capital founder and managing partner Arlan Hamilton has raised more than $ 12 million to 150 companies led by underrated founders. In this session, Hamilton will discuss how he applies the greatest opportunities in investment, and how to disrupt in a positive way.
Vanessa Bain (Gig Workers Collective), Jessica E. Pathway for essential technical staff with Martinez (National Council for Occupational Safety and Health) and Christian Small (The Congress of Essential Workers)
Gig workers and warehouse workers have become essential in an epidemic-ridden economy. In California, a law went into effect earlier this year that makes gig workers independent contractors. Meanwhile, Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama are actively seeking to form a union to ensure better safety at the workplace. You will hear from workers and organizers about what lies ahead for the gig workers and Tech’s contractor workforce, and what the next battle is for these essential workers.
Making Tech Equality with Congressmen Barbara Lee (D-CA)
The ‘pipeline problem’ is often attributed to lack of diversity in the tech industry. But this is a myth. Congresswoman Barbara Lee, who has represented the East Bay of California for nearly a decade, is well aware of the rise of technology in the Bay Area. We will talk about opportunities in the Congress with Leaves before we create an equal playing field in technology, so that investors, founders, designers, coders and the like can reap the benefits.
Identifying and dismissing Bias’s Deep System with Haven Girma (Disability Justice Advocate), Mutale Nokonde (AI for the People) and Safia Umoja Noble (UCLA)
In almost every popular technology or service, it is a system of prejudice or exclusion, which the affected groups are ignored by the privileged but explicit. How should these systems be exposed and documented, and how do we prevent them from being eliminated and more visible in the future? AI for People’s Mutale Nokde, Disability Rights Advocate Heben Girma and Safia Umoja Noble, author of “Algorithms of Operation” discuss a more inclusive future.
Latinx founders who are involved and / or support a diverse mission through diverse teams, inclusion is a part of their DNA.
Founder in Focus with Tracy Chow (Block Party)
We sit with the founders who are going to cause the next major disruption in the industry. Here we chat with Tracy Chow of the Block Party, who works to protect people from online abuse and harassment.
The role of online Hate and Where’s social media from here is Naz Austin (Somewhere Good and Ethel’s Club), Jessie Lehrich (Accountable Tech) and Rashad Robinson (Color Change)
Toxic culture, deadly intrigues and organized hatred have exploded online in recent years. We will discuss how much responsibility social networks have in the rise of these events and how to build healthy online communities that make society better, not worse.
StartOut and Sokos Lab are excited to speak at ClearTips Justice, and cover the Impact Impact Index. Its first iteration; The StartOut Pride Economic Impact Index determines the economic value of under-utilized LGBTQ + entrepreneurs. The project looks at the economic impact of entrepreneurs in the US in terms of job creation, patents, financing and exit. Our agenda will be a brief introduction, a demo of the index and its current findings and a discussion with the publishers of a Q&A. Index.
With our virtual platform, attendees can network via video chat, allowing people to make meaningful connections. CrunchMatch, our algorithmic matching product, will be available to ensure that you are meeting the right people at the show, as well as random matches for attendees who are feeling more adventurous.
First-Check Fundraising with First-Check Investors with Brian Bracken (Lightship Capital), Astrid Scholz (Zebras Unite) and Sidney Thomas (Precursor Ventures)
There are plenty of ways to finance your startup which does not include Y Combinator or Traditional Fund. In this stacked panel, the founders will hear from a trio of decision-makers how to leverage unconventional communities and resources to get the dollars they need first.
Tech in an era of accountability with Jonathan Greenblatt (Anti-Defamation League)
A hands-on approach to moderating online platforms invited hatred to flourish in plain sight over the last four years. If in the real era of anti-accountability and what the organization’s mission looks like in 2021 and beyond, we will talk with Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO of the Anti-Defamation League on proposed policy solutions.
Diversity and inclusion as an idea have been on the agenda for tech companies for years. But despite the major efforts of diversity, equity and inclusion in these companies, the industry still lacks true inclusion. We will try to better understand what stands in the way of progress and what it is going to do to achieve real change.
Access to all areas: Accessibility from Day One with Cynthia Bennett (Carnegie Mellon University), Srin Madipalli (formerly Exomable and AirBnB) and Mara Mills (NYU).
The session will examine the importance of ensuring accessible product design from the beginning. We will ask how social and medical models of disability affect technological development. Integrating the expertise of incompetent technologists, manufacturers, investors, scientists, software engineers into your company’s DNA is critical to discovering a functioning and equitable society from the beginning. And that means you can’t leave money on the table.
Resetting avenues for returned citizens with Jason Jones (The Last Mile), Deepti Rohatgi (Slack) and Ellie Tamboura (Chan Zuckerberg Initiative)
Reintroducing society after being disorganized is something we can understand. In this panel, we will examine the role that technology can play in ensuring employment for returned citizens.