On International Human Rights Day, hear and speak out on how to reach full inclusion and meaningful leadership roles for people of color, women, the disabled, and all people within Big Tech
On December 10th, we celebrate the anniversary of the ratification of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which asserts that all people must be treated with equality and respect. In this spirit, in partnership with our community volunteers, comedians, and independent sponsors, Ethics in Tech will be hosting community leaders, attorneys, doctors, and technology workers to learn from their journeys and hear their perspectives and wisdom on how we can all do better to promote equal rights for all people within the technology sector.
We cordially invite you to join us on December 10th at 6PM for an evening of celebration, information, and reflection followed by laughter and love thanks to our guest comedians. Please order tickets in advance on Eventbrite.
Ethics in Tech advocates for a world where technology serves humanity and the planet, rather than the other way around.
Watch Our Two Videos:
Got Over the Daily News Yet? https://youtu.be/dnyqRo0-kFM
Reaffirm our Rights video: https://youtu.be/QaU81QvENVE
TARA DAWN GUILLOT ABRAMS has spent almost a decade working with and for technology companies throughout Silicon Valley and holds a master’s degree in Information Technology Management. Abrams will be addressing the importance of women’s leadership in today’s local economic, systemic, and international crises and stigma placed on women in today’s society.
NEDA RAZAVI is driven by passion for helping patients live a better life. A senior marketing professional with expertise in brand planning and digital and social marketing, Neda has built a career working with biopharma, medical device, and biotech companies. Neda has a BS in microbiology with a minor in molecular and cellular biology from the University of Tehran, Azad and an MBA from the Graziadio Business School at Pepperdine University.
AUSTIN KRAFT is a linguist and privacy advocate currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Having worked as a privacy researcher in the nonprofit/NGO sector, Austin presently works with the POSTME coalition to center the voices of the Minneapolis community in municipal decision-making on the usage of surveillance and military equipment.
MUNIRA MOHAMED is the Policy Associate for the ACLU of Minnesota. Previously she worked for the City of Minneapolis as a research analyst at the North Minneapolis Promise Zone. Her passion is advocating around economic justice and racial equity.
VAHID RAZAVI is the founder of Ethics In Technology and a former employee of several tech companies such as Amazon Web Services. He is the author of two books, The Age of Nepotism and Ethics In Tech and the Lack Thereof.
CRISTINA DEPTULA is an Ethics In Technology board member and a communications and PR professional and magazine editor.
Rev. Dr. DORSEY ODELL BLAKE, Faculty Associate, Leadership and Social Transformation, was officially installed as Presiding Minister of The Church for The Fellowship of All Peoples in October, 1994. He currently serves as Faculty Associate, Leadership and Social Transformation at Pacific School of Religion.
MARYAM SALEHIJAM is the current Head of Go-To-Market Strategy for Lanthorn.ai, an AI-enabled video analytics platform. Prior to joining the business world, she was a legal academic and holds a PhD in International Business Law.
HASSAN EL-TAYYAB is the front man of the band American Nomad and an award-winning singer and songwriter. Rooted in Americana and folk/swing traditions, his carefully crafted original music maintains a modern relevance. Smart songwriting, catchy lyrics, tight rhythms, rich harmonies, and strong musicianship have already earned Hassan a reputation as a musician that can intrigue listeners from a wide variety of musical tastes and backgrounds.
Dr. KAREN MELANDER-MAGOON discovered Unitarian Universalism in 2004. In her studies, writings and songs, she draws on all spiritual traditions. Dr. Melander-Magoon sang major roles in opera for two decades in Europe and composed four one-woman musical portraits of historical figures including Clara Barton, Georgia O’Keeffe, Lillie Langtry, and French poet Colette.
ZAHRA NOORBAKHSH is an award-winning comedian, writer, and podcaster. Her podcast, #GoodMuslimBadMuslim, was deemed a “must-listen” by Oprah Magazine and was invited to the Obama White House to record an episode. Her writing has been featured in the NY Times and on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Catch her on CNN as a guest on United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell. Find out more at ZahraComedian.com.
ANNETTE MULLANEY is a standup comic and software engineer based in San Francisco. Named a “Comic to Catch” by the San Francisco chronicle, her comedy is self-deprecating, existentialist, smart, vulgar, and full of big words to prove she’s been to grad school. She’s performed all over the country, from SF Sketchfest and Austin’s Out of Bounds Festival to the Detroit Women of Comedy Festival.
DEBI DURST is an improvisor, actor, director and producer. She’s performed with every improv group in the Bay Area starting with The Committee all the way up to The Bad Aunties. Debi appeared with Marin Shakespeare Company in Romeo & Juliet, Cymbeline, (2015 BATCC Award winner). She produces San Francisco’s Comedy Celebration Day and The Big Fat Year End Kiss Off Comedy Show. This show is dedicated to her Sweet Baboo Will.
DIANE AMOS is a San Francisco-based actress, improv artist, and comedian who is known as The Pine Sol Lady for having starred in their national commercials for over 20 years: she is still their spokesperson for 27 years and counting. She has appeared in numerous films including Nine Months, Copycat, Angels in the Outfield, EDTV, Twisted, and Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine.