CivicMakers Salon – Accessibility

We live in an age of broken politics, overwhelming civic cynicism, and vast disparities in wealth and justice. At the same time, grassroots interest in remaking democracy abounds, from the maturing open government movement to a proliferation of new civic engagement and empowerment platforms.

Join us for a new conversation about what kind of society we wish to live in, and what solutions will move us most quickly in that direction.

CivicMakers is a community of creative, passionate people working at the intersection of democracy and technology. We gather regularly to answer the questions “what does real democracy look like, and how can technology help us get there?” More salon than meetup, more world-changing than networking, CivicMakers is just like democracy…your participation is required.

This month we’ll tackle the theme of “accessibility,” and learn about some important projects around public fiber Internet service, connecting low-income populations with community resources, and making science more accessible to everyday citizens. Here’s the schedule, feel free to drop by for an hour or the whole evening!

  • 6pm – Networking with the best and brightest in civictech & govtech
  • 7pm – Welcome and featured speakers, followed by breakout group discussions
    > SF Supervisor Mark Farrell will update us on efforts to bring a public fiber-optic network to SF
    > Jefferey Warren will share how Public Lab is using tech to make citizen science more accessible
    > Rey Faustino will talk about how One Degree is building a platform to make it easier to find social services
  • 8pm – Closing and more networking

Refreshments will be served. Come prepared to be inspired!

Mozilla San Francisco Office
2 Harrison St. (entrance on Embarcadero)
San Francisco, CA 94105 (map)

We’ll be in the “Foxhole” which is accessible via the courtyard of the Mozilla Building. From the Mozilla entrance on Embarcadero, walk right (towards the Ferry Building) and enter the courtyard via the stairs on your left at the blue Wharton University sign. Walk under the arches and take your first left, and look for the CivicMakers signs on your right.