Nonprofit watchdog group Ethics in Tech adds new slate of advisors for 2020

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Community leaders and experts from a diverse inclusive background contribute knowledge as related to civil liberties, the rights and wrongs of AI and military technologies, workers’ rights, economic inequality issues, environmental sustainability, and other issues related to society and big tech firms.

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We welcome everyone to attend our upcoming events on June 18th, which will be virtual and focused on what the world might look like after the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ll talk about how using surveillance unwisely can put civil liberties at risk and how weapon technologies can harm humanity!

Ethics in Technology was founded in 2013 by Vahid Razavi, technology entrepreneur and lifelong human rights and peace activist. Brett Wilkins, the founder of Moral Low Ground and editor-at-large for US news at Digital Journal, and Cristina Deptula, communications professional and human rights activist are on the board of the organization. The group advocates for corporate social responsibility from big technology companies and for a world where technology serves humanity and the planet, rather than the other way around.

“We truly value the diversity that our advisors and our board of directors reflect. We intentionally decided to bring various stakeholders together from the nonprofit and community activist sectors as well as business and not simply be another tech-driven initiative. This is a human initiative and a community initiative that hopes to be inclusive of all stakeholders. Our diversity of personal beliefs, backgrounds and life experiences gives our organization more insight on today's tech world and its impact on our communities.

We welcome everyone to attend our upcoming events on June 18th and Aug 6th, which will be virtual and focused on what the world might look like after the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ll talk about how using surveillance unwisely can put civil liberties at risk and how weapon technologies can harm humanity,” said Vahid Razavi, Ethics In Tech’s founder.

The group welcomed ten advisors this spring, from a wide variety of backgrounds. They are:

Doctor Dorsey Blake, pastor of San Francisco’s Church of the Fellowship of All Peoples, who currently serves as Faculty Associate, Leadership and Social Transformation at the Pacific School of Religion.

Reverend Martin Todd Allen, associate minister of the Church of the Fellowship of All Peoples and board member of The Human Agenda.

Debi Durst, improvisational theater artist and accomplished actress who produces San Francisco’s Comedy Celebration Day.

Will Durst, renowned political satirist and comedian, five-time Emmy nominee who has 800+ major network television appearances under his belt.

Mike Rufo, Bay Area sustainable energy consultant and songwriter who regularly performs at social justice events.

Tara Dawn Guillot Abrams has worked with large tech firms for many years and currently researches the tech world’s progress towards ecological sustainability.

Liosbel (Lio) Guillot Ramon is a DP (Director of Photography), Videographer, and Producer, signed by Urban Latin Records while attending medical school.

Wakako Uritani is the managing partner at the San Francisco office of Lorber, Greenfield & Polito, LLP.

Reza Kazemipour is a seasoned senior health-tech executive with over 20 years of global experience, has deep understanding and experience working on business strategy ranging from startup, investments to the boardroom.

Janet Weil is a longtime peace and environmental activist. After a career teaching English to immigrants, Janet served on CodePink’s national staff for several years and co-founded the 99% Coalition.

To learn about our upcoming events visit our website.
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