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That Could Have Been More Helpful - Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Chicago, May 2017

That Could Have Been More Helpful - Lesbians Who Tech + Allies Chicago, May 2017

A look at some good ideas and bad ideas in tech activism.

TL;DR: If you're trying to help a particular community you are not part of, reach out to existing organizations in that community, who can help you figure out what landmines you're about to step on without even knowing it.

Ellen Shapiro

May 13, 2017
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  1. THAT COULD HAVE BEEN
    MORE HELPFUL
    GOOD AND BAD IDEAS IN OPEN SOURCE ACTIVISM
    ELLEN SHAPIRO I LESBIANS WHO TECH + ALLIES, CHICAGO | MAY 2017
    @DESIGNATEDNERD | SPOTHERO.COM | JUSTHUM.COM

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  2. IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER
    GOOD IDEA
    BAD IDEA

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  3. IT'S TIME FOR ANOTHER
    BAD IDEA
    GOOD IDEA

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  4. THE ROAD TO HELL IS PAVED WITH
    GOOD INTENTIONS

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  5. HEY, LET'S HELP
    A COMMUNITY

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  6. HEY, LET'S HELP
    A COMMUNITY
    BY STEALING THEIR IDEA!

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  7. PARTNERING
    WITH ORGANIZATIONS WHO
    KNOW THE SPACE

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  8. COMBINING EXISTING APIS
    TO EMPOWER ACTION

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  9. > Tech CAN provide huge amounts of help
    > You need the guidance of the community to
    make sure you're doing the most good

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  10. COOL STUFF
    > http://www.refugerestrooms.org/
    > https://chihacknight.org/
    > https://5calls.org/
    > https://data.cityofchicago.org/

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  11. SOURCES
    > https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/06/us/
    yelp-gender-neutral-bathrooms.html?_r=0
    > https://twitter.com/donutfemme/status/
    837768817455464448
    > https://twitter.com/BarbFunes/status/
    837758698432966657
    > https://twitter.com/twidx/status/
    837780732932046849

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