Intersectional Techies: Creating Accessible “Know Your Rights” Technology for Immigrant Communities
Adrian Reyna, Cynthia Pompa, Jeanette Whitman-Lee, and Katie Aragon (moderator)
In response to an increasingly hostile national and local environment for immigrants, a number of organizations created unique new technology products to empower immigrant community members with accurate information and tools to protect themselves and their loved ones. In this workshop, leading immigrant rights organizations FWD.us, United We Dream and ACLU Texas will brief attendees on the tools that they have collectively built to respond, including the Notifica app, the MigraCam app, and Informed Immigrant.com. The workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the exciting work happening at the intersection of technology and immigration, as well as an opportunity to discuss ways to add to the tech capacity of immigrant communities.