• HMW position "Giffords" to empower the youth movement against gun violence?

    UNLEADED DESIGN SPRINT FOR MAY 2018 To keep the dialogue going after the March for Our Lives Rally in DC, and our last Unleaded Design Sprint on gun safety, we're bringing in Giffords to run a design sprint about ways we can help them empower the youth movement against gun violence. Giffords is an organization that was co-founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords - a gun violence survivor - her husband, Navy combat veteran and retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly, and Giffords Executive Director Peter Ambler to fight the gun violence epidemic. In 2016, Giffords joined the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence to expand their mission, and increase their impact. For this sprint, we will hear from Peter Ambler and his team about the challenges they face in enlisting a new group of activists in the gun violence movement - youth. Join us, and help them crowdsource strategic methods to support this impassioned group of individuals. AGENDA 6:30pm - Registration, Networking 7:00pm - Stakeholder Talk + QA 7:30pm - Ideation + Solution Sketch 8:15pm - Prototyping 8:45pm - Prototyping Share Out 9:00pm - End of Design Sprint! WHAT'S A DESIGN SPRINT? A design sprint is an innovation framework, originally created by Google Ventures, that helps teams rapidly solve big challenges, create new products, or improve existing ones. We've tweaked it into a three hour workshop to give you a taste of this fun, and insanely quick problem solving process! MORE INFORMATION To learn more about Giffords, go here: https://giffords.org. To see what we discussed at our last design sprint on gun safety, go here: https://www.meetup.com/UnleadedDC/events/248680213/. And please spread the word! #UnleadedDC Hope to see you there :) --- Note: WeWork requires that guests check in with a photo ID. Please provide your full name and email when RSVP'ing (i.e. John Doe, [masked]) Thanks!

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  • Unleaded: April

    WeWork 80 M St

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  • Unleaded Design Sprint: Our Community Response to Gun Safety

    After a growing number of school shootings this year, including at Stoneman Douglas High School, communities across the Nation have joined students to advocate for gun safety. Following the "March for Our Lives" in DC on March 24th, we want to support these efforts by designing our response to gun safety issues facing our community. SPEAKERS: Zion Kelly, a student advocate from Thurgood Marshall Academy, spoke at the March for Our Lives about the loss of his twin brother to gun violence. He will share his story and passion for changing the laws around illegal guns in DC. Jacklyn Matthew is an alumni of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and is Senior Associate Director of Scheduling and Advance for the Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser. As part of the online alumni network that helped empower and facilitate the students who organized the March for Our Lives, Jacklyn will share her perspectives on the power of a community to make an impact, and how this tragedy has forever reshaped her hometown. Zion and Jacklyn will lead a panel discussion with our community, followed by an Unleaded design sprint, which will focus on ways to personally continue to carry this momentum into lasting impact for our communities. -------- Note: WeWork requires that guests check in with a photo ID. Please provide your full name and email when RSVP'ing (i.e. John Doe, [masked]) Thanks!

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  • Own your history: Empowering a new way of teaching Americans their history

    Own Your History is a DC based organization seeking to re-write the way American history is taught. Founder Bob Eager built a curriculum to objectively look at all our history, good and bad, to educate and empower a new generation of citizens and leaders and advance a national healing process. • What to bring ID for entry (required by building security)

  • Unleaded for 2018 & Holiday happies

    WeWork 80 M St

    RSVP on Eventbrite (http://bit.ly/unleadedholidayparty) Want to help us take Unleaded to the next level in 2018? Join us for our holiday Unleaded design sprint, where we'll be celebrating the season and doing a small sprint focused on planning for the new year with our incredible community! • Bring ideas for topics • Interested in helping organize? This is your chance to get more involved! • Have feedback & ideas from the year? Bring them! • Want to be speaker for a sprint next year? Pitch us your idea. __ We'll follow our usual format, but with extra refreshments and our Unleaded team will lead the sprint around: "How might we make Unleaded better in 2018?" _ See you at the WeWork in Navy Yard, up on the 2nd floor! RSVP on Eventbrite (http://bit.ly/unleadedholidayparty)

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  • Sprint Challenge: Designing a way to integrate fitness into our daily lives

    Our stakeholder for this design sprint is Pulse House, a new exercise concept that will be coming to DC in 2018. We're going to help the team crowdsource ideas on ways to integrate fitness into our daily lives. To attend, please RSVP on Eventbrite. (http://bit.ly/pulsehousersvp)

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  • WTF?! - Designing constructive responses to bias, after traumatic events

    We're kicking off our Fall series with a conversation about the one that’s constantly on our minds: How might we constructively deal with and respond to this tumultuous political and social climate? It seems like every day we wake up to national tragedies like Charlottesville or violence against communities of color, accompanied by tweets and notifications that grow the divide against difference, rather than bring us together. It’s easy to be overwhelmed, and opt to sit idly by - but we want to do something about it! Join us in a 2-month series where, using the same design sprint framework from our monthly workshops, we’ll design constructive responses to bias, after national tragedies. • In September, we'll spend time in discussion to inform, then brainstorm & present possible solutions. RSVP (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unleaded-designing-constructive-responses-to-bias-after-traumatic-events-tickets-37440853601?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing) • In October, we'll select some of those solutions and spend the majority of our time designing high fidelity prototypes. __ Our speaker for this series, is Gabriel Arteaga, CEO of Create& (http://www.createand.co/), and former political staffer and community organizer. In 2015 Gabe worked as a National Manager for Civic Engagement where he secured a grant to go on a year-long trip around the Country, engaging with communities in conversations around difference. The lessons he gained from his experience taught him a lot about designing constructive responses to bias, which we hope will inspire you as you contribute your own. ___ Photo by Jerry Kiesewetter (https://unsplash.com/photos/Qc6vnbE4JQs?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText)

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  • WTF?! - Designing constructive responses to bias, after traumatic events

    We're kicking off our Fall series with a conversation about the one that’s constantly on our minds: How might we constructively deal with and respond to this tumultuous political and social climate? It seems like every day we wake up to national tragedies like Charlottesville or violence against communities of color, accompanied by tweets and notifications that grow the divide against difference, rather than bring us together. It’s easy to be overwhelmed, and opt to sit idly by - but we want to do something about it! Join us in a 2-month series where, using the same design sprint framework from our monthly workshops, we’ll design constructive responses to bias, after national tragedies. • In September, we'll spend time in discussion to inform, then brainstorm & present possible solutions. RSVP (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unleaded-designing-constructive-responses-to-bias-after-traumatic-events-tickets-37440853601?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing) • In October, we'll select some of those solutions and spend the majority of our time designing high fidelity prototypes. __ Our speaker for this series, is Gabriel Arteaga, CEO of Create& (http://www.createand.co/), and former political staffer and community organizer. In 2015 Gabe worked as a National Manager for The Democracy Commitment, where he secured a grant to go on a year-long trip around the Country, engaging with communities in conversations around difference. The lessons he gained from his experience taught him a lot about designing constructive responses to bias, which we hope will inspire you as you contribute your own. ___ Photo by Jerry Kiesewetter (https://unsplash.com/photos/Qc6vnbE4JQs?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText) on Unsplash (https://unsplash.com/?utm_source=unsplash&utm_medium=referral&utm_content=creditCopyText)

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