Community Event: Seattle Open Forum: #TechWontBuildIt


When:
July 21, 2018 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
2018-07-21T15:30:00+00:00
2018-07-21T17:30:00+00:00
Where:
Douglass-Truth Public Library
2300 E Yesler Way
Seattle
Contact:
Puget Sound Socialists (ISO)
Community Event: Seattle Open Forum: #TechWontBuildIt @ Douglass-Truth Public Library | Seattle | US

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Sponsored by the Tech Workers Coalition

Recently, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and Salesforce have received public backlash and employee outrage over respective multi-million dollar contracts with the Pentagon’s Project Maven and ICE/DHS. But they’re not the only ones. Palantir, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Thomson Reuters, and Motorola Solutions, all have active government contracts with ICE. TWC supports worker efforts to hold employers accountable.

#TechWontBuildIt is an open forum for concerned tech workers to discuss the industry’s profiteering in border security, detention centers, and warfare. This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the meeting room of the Douglas Truth Library. Come hear perspectives from Tech Workers Coalition, and share your thoughts and stories.

You can read the full letters from employees in the links below:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/carolineodonovan/salesforce-employees-push-back-against-company-contract?utm_term=.uaRAewJq6M#.oaJXBRm6Ex

https://gizmodo.com/amazon-workers-demand-jeff-bezos-cancel-face-recognitio-1827037509

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/19/technology/tech-companies-immigration-border.html

https://nytimes.com/2018/04/04/technology/google-letter-ceo-pentagon-project.html