|Tech Stands Up is a grassroots movement giving a voice to the rapidly growing concerns about the Trump administration's policies affecting the tech community and its users.
On March 14th -- Pi Day -- thousands of people in and around the tech community will rally to make a strong statement in support of the same values that drive Silicon Valley:
- The open exchange of ideas
- Community participation
- The idea that meritocracy is where the best ideas win regardless of status or power
- Experimentation and discovery to find the best possible solution
Our goals are:
-- Urge our tech leaders to stand up and speak out for our users when the current administration enacts policies that negatively affect our community.
-- Connect technologists to organizations that are being directly impacted, through hackathons, fundraising, mentoring programs, and donating skills/time;
-- Work together with other organizations to bridge the divide between the tech industry and people that technology has disrupted.
We believe in creating a space that respects, empowers and includes all. We believe in standing up for the fundamental rights of all communities and persons. We believe in standing up for something, not simply against it.
This is intended to be a peaceful event. We will be working closely with the Palo Alto Police Department to ensure that everyone has a safe and inspiring day.
Thank you, everyone, for your support. We are just getting started!
Stay tuned for more details on speakers, organizations, and activities at our Pi Day rally!
This event is sponsored by Pi Day Rally.
(See event web page)