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Immigration HackNight – protecting families, supporting friends (Feb 13 2018)

February 13, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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It’s about families. It’s about communities. It’s about safety and security.

As we get closer to the last day of the protections provided by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and after the end of the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for affected people from Haiti and El Salvador, we are confronted with questions and realities that goes deep into who we are and the kind of community we want to build.

In this HackNight, we will be joined by Christine Zagrobelny and Roy Walter, volunteer leaders from the New Sanctuary Coalition, and other leaders from the immigration justice movement to talk about their work supporting immigrants who are going through immigration proceedings, applying for asylum, and asserting their rights in the face of unjust and dehumanizing immigration policies.

With Congress’ persistent inaction on this issue, how can technologists, coders, data folks,  UX/UI designers, product managers and media professionals work together to support the work of the immigrant justice movement? What does it mean to protect our friends, families, and neighbors?

On February 13, join us for a thoughtful discussion about immigration — the core issues surrounding it, and how can we create a positive impact. After the discussion, we will have our usual breakout groups, with a learning group for a continued in-depth discussion on immigration.

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About Progressive HackNight

Progressive HackNight is a bi-weekly gathering of coders and creatives, makers and doers, to foment and inspire action. We use our collective talents and abilities to push forward pro-social change in benefit of the common good. We’re all about making great ideas happen.

An intersection of technology and activism. A physical space for progressive activists, organizers, data wranglers, ux/ui designers, and coders to come together, discuss the issues, and work on projects together that will drive the movement forward.

This event is open to technologists, organizers, data enthusiasts, ux/ui, creatives, project managers, product managers, coders, etc, of all backgrounds/experiences.

Food will be provided!

The schedule is as follows:

6:30p – 6:45p : registration, networking (mingle!)

6:45p – 6:55p : Introductions & announcements

6:55p – 7:05p : Announce Breakouts – Start a Breakout Group

7:05p – 9:30p : Breakout – Breakout Groups

After the program, the community will break out into two types of groups: discussion groups and working groups. Please notify the team at steering@progressivehacknight.org if you want to announce a breakout group for that night.


Groups centered on learning new things, discussing solutions to addressable problems, building networks, and strategizing. Start one by filling out this Google Form (we’ll put it in GitHub)


Working groups are breakouts focused on either onboarding, training, or just having a team setup on collectively coding for your awesome project!  Start one by filling out this  Google Form.


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