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It's about families. It's about communities. It's about safety & security.
As we get closer to the last day of the protections provided by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), & after the end of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for affected people from Haiti & El Salvador, we are confronted with questions & realities that goes deep into who we are & the kind of community we want to build.
In this HackNight, we will be joined by Christine Zagrobelny & Roy Walter, volunteer leaders from the New Sanctuary Coalition, & other leaders from the immigration justice movement to talk about their work supporting immigrants who are going through immigration proceedings, applying for asylum, & asserting their rights in the face of unjust & dehumanizing immigration policies.
With Congress' persistent inaction on this issue, how can technologists, coders, data folks, UX/UI designers, product managers & media professionals work together to support the work of the immigrant justice movement? What does it mean to protect our friends, families, & neighbors?
On February 13, join us for a thoughtful discussion about immigration - the core issues surrounding it, & how can we create a positive impact. After the discussion, we will have our usual breakout groups, with a learning group for a continued in-depth discussion on immigration.
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About Progressive HackNight
Progressive HackNight is a bi-weekly gathering of coders & creatives, makers & doers, to foment & inspire action. We use our collective talents & abilities to push forward pro-social change in benefit of the common good. We're all about making great ideas happen.
An intersection of technology & activism. A physical space for progressive activists, organizers, data wranglers, ux/ui designers, & coders to come together, discuss the issues, & work on projects together that will drive the movement forward.
This event is open to technologists, organizers, data enthusiasts, ux/ui, creatives, project managers, product managers, coders, etc, of all backgrounds/experiences.
Food will be provided!
The schedule is as follows:
6:30p - 6:45p : registration, networking (mingle!)
6:45p - 6:55p : Introductions & announcements
6:55p - 7:05p : Announce Breakouts - Start a Breakout Group
7:05p - 9:30p : Breakout - Breakout Groups
After the program, the community will break out into two types of groups: discussion groups & working groups. Please notify the team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to announce a breakout group for that night.
Groups centered on learning new things, discussing solutions to addressable problems, building networks, & strategizing. Start one by filling out this Google Form (we'll put it in GitHub)
Working groups are breakouts focused on either onboarding, training, or just having a team setup on collectively coding for your awesome project! Start one by filling out this Google Form.