User, Worker, Owner!

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Date(s) - May 2, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Working in tech is a mix of privilege and pain.

Each week, we struggle with how our values fit in our workplaces and platforms.

We’re a group of tech workers who see how the tech industry shapes our lives and data, and how it is complicit in forms of oppression, including racism, classism, sexism, cisgenderism, homophobia, and xenophobia. We also believe there are alternatives, through equitable ownership and control. That’s why we’re organizing “User, Worker, Owner! Bringing Democracy to Work.”

Come be part of our gathering on May 2 in downtown Oakland.

Join people from Tech Workers CoalitionReflex Design CollectiveCoLab.coop, and other groups committed to tech equity. Participants will define problems they face in workplaces and platforms, connect with like-minded peers, and explore strategies to shift ownership and control with an intersectional equity lens. We’ll have talks from digital labor researcher Niloufar Salehi and co-op scholar Nathan Schneider. Workshop topics we’re considering include:

– Collective governance – representation and consensus-based decision making
– Self-management – conflict resolution and growing pains in distributed team
– Shared finance and ownership – co-operative conversions and alternatives
– Community rules – product ethics, codes of conduct, and trust & safety
– Open space for more!

We’ll have light food and drinks. Early bird tickets $10, regular $15 after April 27, and nobody turned away for lack of funds. To request free tickets, or to sponsor the event, email danny@colab.coop.

RSVP on Eventbrite here!

Tell us what you want to get out of this event by filling in this survey 👀🙏🤲!

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