A Conversation with Van Jones: Social Justice, Public Policy, and the Tech Sector

Event Details:

Wednesday, August 15th

Host Reception: 6-6:30pm

Program: 6:30-8pm

Where: Postmates (201 3rd St)


The challenges our city and nation face -- growing inequality, homelessness, mass incarceration -- require bold solutions and collaboration. What role does the tech industry play in solving these problems? Why does diversity and opportunity in the sector matter? How do we make the sure future of work is inclusive? Where does public policy fit in?


Join Van Jones, host of CNN's The Van Jones Show and Founder of #YesWeCode and The Dream Corps for an exciting conversation along with:

  • Jen Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director of Code for America
  • Matt Haney, SF School Board Member and candidate for District 6 Supervisor
  • Sarah Cooper, writer, comedian, and former Google UX Lead
  • Bastian Lehmann, Founder and CEO of Postmates


Topics will include: the future of work, artificial intelligence, the role of tech employees in holding companies accountable, and the Trump presidency.


Hosted by:

Vikrum Aiyer | Chuck Baker | Meena Harris | Jonah Horowitz | Prakash Janakiraman | Suzy Jones | Jose Luis Lopez | Kevin Ortiz | Candice Petty | Jason Prado | Hector Preciado | Dana Sniezko | Anjarae Washington | Kristen Jarvis West | Monetta White


All ticket sales will benefit Matt Haney for Supervisor 2018.


Questions? Contact courtney@matthaney.com for more information.

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