Open Collective
Open Collective

TWC Teach-In Fund

The event is free, and we made this fund to help people cover the costs of attending a 3-day event, and for captioning, video editing, and other accessibility. If you have the means, please consider a suggested donation of $50–$500.

Today's Balance
$3,524.16
Estimated Annual Budget
$11,590
2022 Teach-In Fund
$15,000

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Financial Contributions

One-time contribution
Fellow worker

A token of solidarity

Starts at$50 USD

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+ 37
One-time contribution
Fellow Worker

Help make the teach-in accessible for fellow workers

Starts at$100 USD

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+ 10
One-time contribution
Fellow worker

Cover 50% of a full mutual aid request

Starts at$250 USD

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One-time contribution
Fellow Worker

Cover one full mutual aid request

$500 USD

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One-time contribution
Partner

Get listed on our website as a partner

$2,500 USD

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Donation
Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

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+ 75

Top financial contributors

1
IFPTE Local 21

$2,500 USD since Oct 2022

2
Incognito

$1,800 USD since Sep 2022

3
Sahil Shah

$910 USD since Aug 2022

4
Guest

$500 USD since Oct 2022

5
heybenji

$500 USD since Oct 2022

6
Lilly

$500 USD since Oct 2022

7
Guest

$500 USD since Oct 2022

8
Keith Kurson

$250 USD since Sep 2022

9
Paul Duke

$250 USD since Sep 2022

10
Sydney Ji

$200 USD since Oct 2022

11
Chris Nobblitt

$175 USD since Oct 2022

12
Rachael Dietkus

$150 USD since Oct 2022

13
Jarvis

$110 USD since Sep 2022

14
Rose Kue

$100 USD since Sep 2022

15
Yichen Feng

$100 USD since Sep 2022

16
Guest

$100 USD since Sep 2022

17
Daniel Feder

$100 USD since Oct 2022

18
evelyn masso

$100 USD since Oct 2022

19
Incognito

$100 USD since Oct 2022

20
Norman Su

$100 USD since Oct 2022

TWC Teach-In Fund is all of us

Our contributors 81

Thank you for supporting TWC Teach-In Fund.

IFPTE Local 21

Partner

$2,500 USD

Incognito

$1,800 USD

Sahil Shah

$910 USD

Guest

Fellow Worker

$500 USD

heybenji

Fellow Worker

$500 USD

Lilly

Fellow Worker

$500 USD

Guest

Fellow Worker

$500 USD

Keith Kurson

Fellow worker

$250 USD

Paul Duke

Fellow worker

$250 USD

Sydney Ji

Fellow worker

$200 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Debit from TWC Teach-In Fund to Trasena Beatty

-$250.39USD
Paid
Invoice #104635
-$1,500.00 USD
Paid
Invoice #108766

Debit from TWC Teach-In Fund to Abi Alam

-$500.39USD
Paid
Invoice #104646
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Today’s balance

$3,524.16 USD

Total raised

$10,985.60 USD

Total disbursed

$7,461.44 USD

Estimated annual budget

$11,589.50 USD

About


If you have the means to help fellow workers attend and to help cover accessibility costs, please consider a suggested donation of $50–500.


Why an event fund?
This fund is to help people join the teach-in. The event is free, but we realize people have financial need related to taking time to attend (lost wages from missing work, child care, etc.). People can request up to $500, no questions asked, and our vision is to collect and redistribute $15,000.

Who are we?
We are a collective of volunteers who met through the Tech Workers Coalition newsletter and this teach-in effort. We come with experience in labor and community organizing and have strong ties to allied social movement efforts. Our group includes workers in occupations ranging from engineering and facilities to research and support, working in tech, government, and academia. We approach organizing with care, empathy, and humor, and we see this labor as a form of mutual aid.

What’s this event?
This teach-in is a free event hosted by volunteers in the TWC newsletter crew to facilitate and support intergenerational oral history, relationship building, and strategizing among workers across the tech industry. We’re doing this because workers in tech are and have always been historical actors, but learning from history can be challenging. In a fast-paced industry, even the past few years can feel inaccessible. On October 19-21, 2022, we’re bringing together elder and younger workers in and around tech to share perspectives and learn skills for organizing, solidarity, and healing. We rely on an expansive definition of “tech worker” beyond white collar coders at major tech companies to include people in different kinds of jobs across the sector. This event is designed to offer space, time, and encouragement for workers to share personal stories, organizing strategies, and provide one another with support across generations while connecting past and present worker-led movements. By situating worker perspectives and collective actions in history, we’ll all be better equipped to face the demands of workplaces today and organize for the future.

Learn more
Read about our vision, see the tentative program, and register at the teach-in website.

Our team