December 10, 2020 - 6:00pm PST

Ethics in Technology, a local organization in the Electronic Frontier Alliance, (not EFF) will host this event:

A Celebration of Our Resilient Spirit! An Evening By Ethics In Technology

From the Organizers

On December 10th, in partnership with our community volunteers, comedians, and independent sponsors, Ethics in Tech will be hosting a special event to interview strong women leaders in our community. We will be hosting a panel of legislatures, attorneys, doctors, and technology leaders to hear their journeys, perspectives and wisdom on how we can all do better to promote the equal rights for women- as well as ALL human beings. We cordially invite you to join us for an evening of celebration, information, and reflection followed by laughter and love thanks to our guest comedians. The event will be broadcasted as a live stream on both YOUTUBE as well as FACEBOOK.

Technology, human rights, and discrimination affects all of us. Young or old – rich or poor – male or female, you have the ability to spread change and create global awareness. Our ultimate goal at Ethics in Tech is for us all to become better, be better, and do better as an intellectual, evolved, and prudent society.

We hope to see you all on December 10th! Because…after all, we are ALL in this together!

About The Speakers:

Vahid Razavi is the Founder of Ethics In Technology and a former employee of Big Tech companies such as Amazon Web Services. Author of two books, The Age of Nepotism and Ethics In Tech and Lack Thereof.

Tara Dawn Guillot Abrams has spent almost a decade working with and for technology companies throughout the Silicon Valley and holds a Master’s Degree in Information Technology Management. Abrams will be addressing the importance of the role of women in leadership as it pertains to today’s local economic, systemic, and international crisis, as well as the stigma placed on women in today’s society.

Rev. Dr. Dorsey Odell Blake, Faculty Associate, Leadership and Social Transformation, was officially installed as Presiding Minister of The Church for The Fellowship of All Peoples in October, 1994.

Maryam Salehijam is the current Head of Go-To-Market Strategy for, an AI-enabled video analytics platform. Prior to joining the business world, she was a legal academic and holds a PhD in International Business Law.

Neda Razavi is driven by passion for helping patients live a better life. A senior marketing professional with expertise in brand planning and digital and social marketing, Neda has built a career working with biopharma, medical device, and biotech companies.

Austin Kraft is a linguist and privacy advocate currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Munira Mohamed is the Policy Associate for the ACLU of Minnesota. Previously she worked for the City of Minneapolis as a research analyst at the North Minneapolis Promise Zone. Her passion is advocating around economic justice and racial equity.

Cristina Deptula, Ethics In Technology Board Member, has been involved in human rights-related activism from an early age, starting with her membership in her high school’s Amnesty International and Students for a Free Tibet groups. Since then, she’s remained active within various movements, including the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the digital privacy-related Restore the Fourth.

Dr. Karen Melander-Magoon discovered Unitarian Universalism in 2004. In her studies, writings and songs, she draws on all spiritual traditions---the multi-layered Sufi stories, the Christian, Hindu and Buddhist traditions, and the complexity of secular and spiritual values that allow us to reach out and connect with each other.

Music By:
Hassan Al-Tayyab is front man of the band American Nomad and an award winning singer songwriter. c

About the Comedians:

Annette Mullaney is a standup comic and software engineer based in San Francisco. Named a "Comic to Catch" by the San Francisco chronicle, her comedy is self-deprecating, existentialist, smart, vulgar, and full of big words to prove she's been to grad school.

Zahra Noorbakhsh is an award-winning comedian, writer, and podcaster. Her podcast, #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, was deemed a “must-listen” by Oprah Magazine and was invited to the Obama White House to record an episode.

Diane Amos is a San Francisco-based actress, improv artist, and comedian who is known as The Pine Sol Lady for having starred in their national commercials for over 20 years: she is still their spokesperson for 27 years and counting.


Thursday, December 10
6:00 pm -9:00 PT



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.