Tech Workers Coalition: Organizing For Tech Workers' Rights
From the Organizers:
Our speaker this month is Aslan French. Aslan is a digital technologist with an interest in the intersection of politics, policy, and technology. He is one of several people regularly organizing TWC (Tech Workers Coalition) meets in Austin. He also volunteers tech work with several other local advocacy groups who are similarly aligned in purpose with TWC. Lastly he's a member of an art collective and likes to make weird tech art in his free time.
Aslan is going to be speaking to us this month about Tech Workers Coalition. Tech Workers Coalition (TWC) is a decentralized digital movement under which independent advocates for tech worker rights cooperate. Things that will be covered in Aslan's talk will include an introduction to what TWC is, as well as the broader movement towards unionization in the tech industry such as we've seen at Kickstarter, employee activism such as has been going on at Google, tech contractor rights, and tech cooperatives.
Join us for the discussion from 7:00PM-9:00PM, followed by drinks and camaraderie from 9:00PM-10:00PM at Firehouse Lounge (605 Brazos St).
Capital Factory is located at 701 Brazos Street, on the 16th floor of the Omni Hotel. Once on the 16th floor, there should be a sign at the front desk directing you to our meetup. If there is no sign, and no one is on duty at the desk, we are usually in the room to the left of the front desk.
Talk will be livestreamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/austintechlive
Parking for the Omni Garage can be validated at the Capital Factory front desk, reducing the cost from $18 to $7. Details: https://capitalfactory.com/parking/
Visit EFF Austin's event page for more information.
Tuesday, January 14
7:00pm - 9pm
701 Brazos St,
Austin, TX 78701
This event is organized not by EFF, but by the EFF Austin, 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.