ZET Discussion Series | Challenging Tech: Organizing, Resistance & Alternatives

We are excited to announce the launch of the discussion series „Challenging tech: organizing, resistance & alternatives“ hosted jointly by ZET and Rosa-Luxemburg Foundation. The three-part series is inspired by the recent surge in tech worker organizing around the globe. We want to connect established and new actors, workers and politicians, gig and tech workers and discuss the potentials for challenging the dominance of global tech.Our aim is to foster exchanges and conversations between activists, researchers, workers and beyond, question old antagonisms and build new coalitions, all the while taking advantage of the online format to transcend territorial boundaries.

The first series is comprised of three events is open to everybody and does not require registration.

May 1st, 2021 – 19:00h CEST
Challenging Tech: International Perspectives on Organizing
with Raksha Muthukumar (software engineer at Google and spokesperson for the Alphabet Workers Union) & Sören Lieske (organizer for the tech sector at IG Metall Berlin).
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May 18, 2021 – 19:00h CEST
Antagonists, Accomplices, Comrades? Coalitions between Tech and Gig Workers
with Abdurzak Hadi (driver for Uber and representative of the ADCU  London) and Yonatan Miller (software engineer and organizer with the Tech Workers Coalition Berlin).
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June 8, 2021 – 19:00h CEST
Perspectives beyond Collective Action: The emancipatory potential of technology in cities.

with Markus Anderson Michaelis (delivery cooperative Khora), Vincent Bachelet (open innovation advocate, member of CoopCycle federation providing software for delivery cooperatives), Katalin Gennburg (member of the Berlin House of Representatives for „The Left“ (Die Linke)).
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