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Main Stage: Mutale Nkonde and Laurenellen McCann - Speaker view
Noel Hidalgo
00:44
Hello world
Laurenellen McCann
00:50
HELLO NOEL
Rene Joy
01:21
Hello!
Tom Dooner
01:38
What’s up, 22 of us
Noel Hidalgo
01:44
We're very interested in this session
Noel Hidalgo
01:53
HIIIII
Tom Dooner
02:07
(Make sure to select “Panelists and attendees” if you want to chat to everyone during the session.)
Laurenellen McCann (they/he)
02:26
hieeee
Melanie
02:30
Hi everyone!
Rene Joy
02:40
Really glad you said yes to this one! :D
Tom Dooner
02:45
Haha cheers to that
Ethan McElvaney
02:55
Cheers y’all!
Kelly Toney
03:02
Zoomtastic!
Kelly Toney
03:12
lol
Benjamin Trevino
03:30
Aloha, Happy Friday evening! / (lunch in these parts)
Jess Sand
03:33
This is how I get through the rest of the year - events like this. ;)
Benjamin Trevino
03:46
Aloha, Happy Friday evening! / (lunch in these parts)
Meredith Horowski (she/her)
03:58
Woohooo so excited!
Benjamin Trevino
04:03
Very excited for the conversation!
Glenn Allen
04:47
Hey this is my first session for the conference...hello from Syracuse, NY.
Veronica2
04:57
Happy Friday everyone! Cheers all. Looking forward to our time together!
Em Burnett (they/them)
05:04
Hello Glenn and all, welcome!
Em Burnett (they/them)
05:13
Hello Glenn and all, welcome!
Noel Hidalgo
06:41
These two earthlings are so amazing. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Kelly Toney
07:57
Building “with” and not “for”
Timothy Eccleston
09:15
Unconference session on embarrassing / problematic connections (not recorded, just to vent). ;)
Jess Sand
09:24
+1 @Timothy!
Rene Joy
09:48
I just clapped out so loud.
Timothy Eccleston
09:54
Love this talk already!
Jess Sand
09:56
There are not enough hallelujahs for this conversation
Glenn Allen
10:05
Reactions disabled.
Janmic
11:07
So blissfully relieved and energized to be openly discussing the “P” word!
Kelly Toney
12:36
#buildWith This is a great Unconference topic!
Kelly Toney
12:50
Submit a unconference session idea!Here’s the main page with all the info: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XrgQRlX_ktWA7bDrFSixToIDRkuae5H7D7mKdVwwjBs/edit#heading=h.4yyyptr6vbx9
Benjamin Trevino
13:13
What do you call ______ [economy/governance/history/culture] that doesn’t take into account power dynamics?
Heather [she/her]
13:41
Perhaps we can re-use that bull word here.
Rene Joy
14:17
This is so powerfully reaffirming for what I've learned navigating the safety net as a recipient and the tools available (or not available) to us.
Benjamin Trevino
14:22
Also, thank you for the question, “why don’t we consider ourselves part of the communities we are trying to help?”
Kelly Toney
14:35
@ReneJoy Agreed!
Rene Joy
15:01
#DisruptBullshit
Tom Dooner
15:03
“How we disrupt bullshit”
Tom Dooner
15:04
haha
Melanie
15:27
That was in a rich west side suburb of Cleveland
Kelly Toney
15:46
#disruptBullshitTech Another gr8! Unconference topic!
Diana Varnes
15:58
If there's anything out of this discussion that you want to explore further, submit an unconference idea!
Diana Varnes
16:13
+1 Kelly!
Melanie
16:18
From the local paper: https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2020/10/15/in-bay-village-someone-called-cops-on-a-sleeping-homeless-person-it-was-a-statue-of-jesus
Heather [she/her]
17:20
People often only think of the "default" person (typically a cishet white Christian man) and don't think of everyone else when designing systems.
Jess Sand
17:32
We’re still working to dismantle some of our own in-brigade bullshit. It’s easy to call out Big Tech but so many of our volunteer contributors live in that world and bring it with them to our space.
Benjamin Trevino
17:44
++ @jess
thadk
17:53
Was that “I hate Park trackers”? As in city/national parks, or as in parking?
Jess Sand
18:16
@Thad I think it was a general description of citizen reporting apps focusing on public spaces.
thadk
18:21
thanks
Heather [she/her]
18:34
First time I've heard the term "medical racism".
Jess Sand
19:08
Even just educating our members about the history of inequity, racial injustice, etc in Oakland feels like an unending struggle.
Heather [she/her]
19:29
One thing I said in an earlier session that I think is relevant here: "One drawback of AI is that it amplifies biases."
Benjamin Trevino
19:32
En Vogue FTW
Mjumbe Poe
19:35
++++
Mjumbe Poe
19:43
++++
Rene Joy
20:48
Yes, Jess. It's unending when exploring safety net issues, too -- the very real racism that exists as just a matter of course is often only assumed to be theoretical/accident rather than very intentional people at specific times imbuing their racism right into law.
Diana Varnes
20:59
100%
Benjamin Trevino
21:05
Knitting needles to rocketships
Ethan McElvaney
21:07
Much of the BS stems from how many of us talk to ourselves too much and talk with our communities too little. In Greensboro, a neighborhood wanted to buy groceries, but an organization made a community garden there instead thinking they solved the problem.
Jess Sand
21:18
Yessss!
Benjamin Trevino
22:08
@Ethan “peasantization” of community needs
Jess Sand
22:35
Happy birthday!
Glenn Allen
22:36
Happy Birthday!!
Glenn Allen
22:52
you beat me.
Glenn Allen
22:58
to it.
Jess Sand
23:01
lol
Jess Sand
23:10
Never too many birthday wishes
Timothy Eccleston
23:27
White and other racially privileged folks who want to think critically about their role consider signing up on this C4A group (by Monday): https://docs.google.com/document/d/15dKHgA2w9IMTSZE1abWU6dpw21ZlPci9LNpUySbz0XU/preview (I’m not running this - just a fan).
Benjamin Trevino
23:28
Feliz Cumpleaños!
Ethan McElvaney
23:54
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
Benjamin Trevino
24:00
Hauʻoli lā hānau!!
Glenn Allen
24:49
Snoop Dog in the background.
Mjumbe Poe
26:15
Power-shifting +++++
Rene Joy
26:21
This is such an enriching discussion, and I am so appreciative to be here for it.
Mjumbe Poe
26:37
Also, where are these recordings going to be available?
Jess Sand
26:59
@Mjumbe: They’ll be posted on Discourse.
Veronica2
27:10
discourse.codeforamerica.org
Mjumbe Poe
27:13
@Jess ty!
Diana Varnes
30:42
I've run into the same thing in Tulsa and have been working on building relationships
Jerry Hall
33:05
The word 'tech' can be interchangeable with 'data'. Data desired to be made openly available to do good can also be used to create or reinforce negative impacts on BIPOC.
Heather [she/her]
33:54
It can also create/reinforce negative impacts on other marginalized groups.
Benjamin Trevino
35:15
Name to call in. Name to create a new reality.
Jerry Hall
35:46
+1 @heather "It can also create/reinforce negative impacts on other marginalized groups."
Benjamin Trevino
40:00
Thanks for that. A big part of the solution to leader and activist burnout is trusting other people to do the work with you.
Timothy Eccleston
42:15
“Trace the path of consent” and “don’t pretend that you know.” :)
Heather [she/her]
42:50
"Don't pretend that you know" is such an important point.
Jess Sand
43:23
Because white supremacy pervades the environmental movement as well.
Dan Stormont (he/him) - Code for Tucson
43:57
Amen! We need a grassroots effort to address the climate crisis and motivate corporations and governments to act.
Heather [she/her]
44:19
White supremacy could probably be found in the LGBTQ rights movement. (I'd be very surprised for this not to be the case.)
Jess Sand
44:20
Corps have a vested interested in environmental injustice.
Dan Stormont (he/him) - Code for Tucson
45:04
Economic injustice == environmental injustice
Jess Sand
45:44
100 @Dan
Jess Sand
46:04
And Economic injustice == environmental injustice == racial injustice
Yetnayet Aberra
46:21
I think self awareness, and the courage and humility to listen could be a major cultural shift that will make a difference. The idea of 'what we could know' as being much bigger and larger than being right and assuming we have the all insight.
Dan Stormont (he/him) - Code for Tucson
47:05
Absolutely Jes! Which is why the Sustainable Development Goals address all of those issues.
Em Burnett (they/them)
47:14
8toabolition.org
pamelawoodbrowne
47:49
With the broader culture being so pervasively white supremacist, how can any structure not be touched/shaped by it? An invisible tide we’re all swimming in - consciously or not.
Heather [she/her]
48:19
@Em that link doesn't work for me (DNS error)
luigi
48:32
I think https://www.8toabolition.com/
Em Burnett (they/them)
48:40
^^
Heather [she/her]
49:11
OK, that link works.
Jay Hill (he/him - Asheville NC)
49:40
I just want to say that I missed the first 40 minutes of this and the last 9 minutes have completely rocked. So happy I was able to join late instead of not at all. You all are amazing.
Rene Joy
49:53
Thank you so much for speaking to the importance of making time and space for that level of vulnerability.
thadk
49:57
live tweets https://twitter.com/thadk/status/1317234466276937729
Jess Sand
50:38
https://medium.com/@jcolman/crying-at-work-8bef51ae7c47
Jess Sand
51:40
HUGE gratitude to you all!!
Timothy Eccleston
51:42
The wine timer - I love it! Way to kick off happy hour! :)
Melanie
51:44
Yes, thank you so much!
Jerry Hall
51:45
Thank you all!
Diana Varnes
51:51
I love this! Thank you so much!
Benjamin Trevino
52:13
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Jess Sand
52:17
lol
Ethan McElvaney
52:18
Congrats!
Jess Sand
52:46
FUCK YES
Jess Sand
53:06
Time to do that work.
Jay Hill (he/him - Asheville NC)
53:11
💥💥💥
Sree Prasad
53:59
Big mood
Timothy Eccleston
55:40
“Main Room” in Qiqo chat for unconference pitches and voting :)
Tom Dooner
55:46
Lol. Zoom will transcribe it for us.
Jay Hill (he/him - Asheville NC)
55:58
An AI tool that will tone police this conversation?
Meredith Horowski (she/her)
56:08
Claps! All the claps
Tom Dooner
56:12
👏👏👏👏👏
Jess Sand
56:17
👏👏👏👏👏
Happy Friday y’all.
Jay Hill (he/him - Asheville NC)
56:18
👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Rene Joy
56:19
Clapping over here so loud with the window open!
luigi
56:20
👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
pamelawoodbrowne
56:20
Thanks! Awesome convo!
Mike Brown (Code for Buffalo)
56:21
👏👏👏👏👏
Benjamin Trevino
56:21
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Jess Sand
56:24
Are you kidding? I’m here for the cursing.
Yetnayet Aberra
56:25
thank you!
Jay Hill (he/him - Asheville NC)
56:25
Own it!
Meredith Horowski (she/her)
56:25
Thanks so much to all three of you. And everyone here
Christopher Boe
56:31
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Janmic
56:32
Clap clap !
Diana Varnes
56:32
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Glenn Allen
56:35
Definitely the most swearing on a zoom that I"ve seen.
Callum Leneman
56:35
Thanks for an invigorating chat, all!
Kelly Toney
56:37
👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
Ethan McElvaney
56:38
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