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TechCrunch Sessions: Justice covered a wide variety of topics. From DEI to labor to accessibility, the sessions went deep on the issues that matter most in the tech world. For…

Everything you missed from TC Sessions: Justice

People returning from a period of incarceration face innumerable challenges, among them entering a high-tech workforce that requires a new set of skills. Jason Jones leads remote instruction at The…

Reimagining pathways for returning citizens with Jason Jones, Deepti Rohatgi, and Aly Tamboura

On January 6, America watched in horror as groups that recruited and organized on major social media sites violently attacked the seat of American democracy. Within a matter of hours,…

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt dives into tech’s reckoning with online hate

Advances in technology provide all kinds of benefits, but also introduce risks — especially to already marginalized populations. AI for the People’s Mutale Nkonde, disability rights lawyer Haben Girma and…

Tackling deep-seated bias in tech with Haben Girma, Mutale Nkonde and Safiya Noble

At TechCrunch Sessions: Justice, we examined the importance of ensuring products are designed to be accessible from the beginning. And how building the expertise of disabled technologists and advocates into…

Designing with accessibility in mind: a conversation

Toxic culture, deadly conspiracies and organized hate have exploded online in recent years. At TechCrunch Sessions: Justice we talked with Color of Change’s Rashad Robinson, Accountable Tech’s Jesse Lehrich and Naj…

Tech leaders discuss how social media is broken and what we can do about it

Rep. Barbara Lee (D-13 California) took time out of her busy schedule to join us for TechCrunch Sessions: Justice. During our wide-ranging discussion, she talked about the issues in tech…

Rep. Barbara Lee says the pipeline problem is ‘a total myth’

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Backstage Capital’s Arlan Hamilton discusses how to find the next unicorn

Arlan Hamilton, the Backstage Capital founder and managing partner, joined us at TC: Sessions Justice to chat about how she vets founders beyond Stanford signal, the changing role of venture capital, and how raising money from the community versus institutional LPs can impact Backstage strategy. On what makes a founder make sense for Backstage Capital…

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Backstage Capital’s Arlan Hamilton discusses how to find the next unicorn

Diversity and inclusion as an idea has been on the agenda of tech companies for years now. But the industry still lacks true inclusion, despite best efforts put forth by…

A glimpse inside the minds of tech’s DEI leaders

There are so many ways to secure capital for your startup beyond traditional venture capital, from crowdfunding to debt financings to revenue-share agreements. But is all money created equal if…

Investors discuss alt-financing and the role of venture capital

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The path forward for essential workers

Gig workers and warehouse workers have become essential in a pandemic-ravaged economy. In California, a law went into effect earlier this year that makes gig workers independent contractors. Meanwhile, Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama are actively seeking to form a union to ensure better protections at the workplace. At TC Sessions: Justice, I spoke with…

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The path forward for essential workers

While not entirely non-existent, the union has been an elusive phenomenon in Silicon Valley. More recently, however, big names like Google and Kickstarter have taken key steps toward forming unions,…

The rise of the tech workers union and what comes next

This morning on the stage of TC Sessions: Justice, Matt Mitchell of CryptoHarlem discussed his views on the link between surveillance and minority oppression and the importance of taking a preventative approach…

Matt Mitchell of CryptoHarlem is building an open source tool to help organizations prepare for data breaches