From the Organizers:
Join Ethics In Tech for an evening of activism, education, and humor to inspire social change.
Cindy Cohn, Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)
Cindy Cohn is the Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. From 2000-2015 she served as EFF’s Legal Director as well as its General Counsel. Ms. Cohn first became involved with EFF in 1993, when EFF asked her to serve as the outside lead attorney in Bernstein v. Dept. of Justice, the successful First Amendment challenge to the U.S. export restrictions on cryptography.
Erin Hunt, is the Program Manager at Mines Action Canada.
Erin has been doing public education on the Ottawa Treaty banning landmines since 2003 and working in humanitarian disarmament in various capacities since 2006
Rev. Dr. Dorsey Odell Blake, Faculty Associate, Leadership and Social Transformation, Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples
Rev Blake was officially installed as Presiding Minister of The Church for The Fellowship of All Peoples in October, 1994. During Dr. Blake’s installation service, Mrs. Sue Bailey Thurman presented Dr. Howard Thurman’s robe — which had not been worn since his death – to Dr. Blake as a symbol of her trust in his leading the congregation “so that there will be no past greater than our future.”
Brett Wilkins, Ethics In Tech Board Member
A longtime social justice advocate and freelance journalist, Brett joined Ethics in Tech in 2014. In addition, Brett is the founder of Moral Low Ground and is also editor-at-large for US news at Digital Journal.
Janet Weil, Current Advisor To Ethics In Technology
Janet is a longtime peace and environmental activist. After a career teaching English to immigrants, Janet served on CodePink’s national staff for several years. She helped organize the first CodePink action against killer drones at Creech Air Force Base in 2009, and has participated in 5 “Creech Shutdowns” from 2009 – 2015.
Vahid Razavi, Founder, Ethics In Technology
A technology veteran of Silicon Valley. Author of two books “The Age of Nepotism” and “Ethics In Tech and Lack Thereof”. An expert in the subject of Iran and US politics as it relates to censorship and surveillance.
Debi Durst, Comedian and Ethics in Tech Advisor
Forged in the crucible of improvisational theater at a young age, Debi has performed with every improv group known to Humanity in the Bay Area, beginning with The Committee, Spaghetti Jam, Femprov, The Comedy Underground, The National Theater of the Deranged, Papaya Juice, The Dinosaurs of Improv, The Marsh Jam and currently The Bad Aunties.
Greg Proops, Comedian
Greg is a stand up comic from San Francisco. He lives in Hollywood. It’s not that bad. Really. The Proopdog is best known for his unpredictable appearances on Whose Line is it Anyway?
Francesca Fiorentini, Journalist and Comedian
Francesca is a correspondent, comedian and A-list internet celebrity. She was behind viral hits like "The Real Deal With the US Mexico Border" and "White Fragility in the Workplace", and was host of the show Newsbroke on Facebook Watch. She has been in SF Sketchfest three years and counting and is currently host of the podcast The Bitchuation Room.
Comedian Alvin Adrian Lee
Alvin Adrian Lee is an actor and producer, known for Frames of Mind (2013), Coffee Break (2012) and A Night Like Tonight (2012).
Thursday, August 6
6:30 pm PDT
This event is organized not by EFF, but by the Ethics in Technology,—a grassroots group participating in the Electronic Frontier Alliance. The EFA is a network of grassroots organizations across the country committed to promoting digital rights. Together, we're building a movement to promote freedom of expression, privacy, security, creativity, and access to knowledge.