Technologists for Change: the Technology for Social Justice Field Scan Focus Group

Technologists for Change: the Technology for Social Justice Field Scan Focus Group

Session Type(s): Caucus

Starts: Friday, Aug. 11 1:00 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Friday, Aug. 11 2:00 PM (Eastern)

Room: Hanover G

Do you use, build, and/or engage with technology for your social justice work? The Technology for Social Justice Field Scan is a participatory action research project led by the Open Technology Institute, Research Action Design, May First/People Link, Coworker.org, Hack the Hood, Media Mobilizing Project, Palante, Upturn, and Vulpine Blue to better understand how people enter this work, what support people need, and what kinds of barriers people face. Come join us for a highly interactive session to share your story and to hear from other folks in the space. See http:/bit.ly/t4sj-at-NN for more details.

 

Panelists

Maya Wagoner

Maya Wagoner

Maya M. Wagoner is a research assistant at the Open Technology Institute of the New America Foundation, working on a participatory action research project to understand the people in the field of technology for social justice. She is broadly interested in building digital platforms with principles of social justice, collaborative design, and critical pedagogy. Prior to studying at MIT, she grew up all around California, worked as a UX designer and usability researcher, and was an organizer of both the UC Santa Cruz African/Black Student Alliance and Code for San Francisco.