Past Meetup

TWC Seattle Learning Club: The Revolution Will Not Be Funded

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Montlake Branch of The Seattle Public Library

2401 24th Avenue East · Seattle, WA

How to find us

We will be meeting in the Montlake Library meeting room. The library is disability accessible with nearby bus stops (the 43, 48, and 980).

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Details

Readings and resources:
https://sites.google.com/view/tech-workers-coalition/topics/the-revolution-will-not-be-funded?authuser=0

A trillion-dollar industry, the US non-profit sector is one of the world's largest economies. Social justice organizations have joined this world, often blunting political goals to satisfy government and foundation mandates. The tech industry has long been a part of the nonprofit industrial complex, with organizations (Mozilla Foundation, Girls Who Code, Tech Solidarity, Khan Academy), established philanthropic foundations (the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, the Bezos Family Foundation), and a new wave of young philanthropists (Larry Page and Maciej Cegłowski). This is a learning club for tech workers, non-profit workers, volunteers, activists, organizers, and anyone in between. Together we will discuss and turn a critical eye toward the nonprofit industrial complex, and other institutions that play a role in both helping and perhaps harming the community.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/193891647908882/
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About Learning Club:
We meet regularly to read and discuss topics of interest to us as workers in and around the tech industry. Each session is a facilitated group discussion on a predetermined topic and shared readings, followed by some time to hang out and get to know each other.

Learning Club is a project of the Tech Workers Coalition.