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TWC Teach-In Fund is transitioning to a new Fiscal Host

TWC Teach-In Fund cannot receive contributions at the moment. This page will be updated with more information once the collective transitions to a new Fiscal Host.

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
2022 Teach-In Fund


TWC Teach-In Fund is all of us

Our contributors 83

Thank you for supporting TWC Teach-In Fund.

IFPTE Local 21


$2,500 USD


$1,800 USD

Sahil Shah

$910 USD


Fellow Worker

$500 USD


Fellow Worker

$500 USD


Fellow Worker

$500 USD


Fellow Worker

$500 USD

Keith Kurson

Fellow worker

$250 USD

Paul Duke

Fellow worker

$250 USD

Sydney Ji

Fellow worker

$200 USD


Transparent and open finances.

CART Captioning

Legal & Professional Services
from Joyful Signing, LLC to TWC Teach-In Fund
-$350.00 USD
Invoice #180179
-$1,225.00 USD
Invoice #143218

Credit from Benevity to TWC Teach-In Fund

Added funds #641990
Today’s balance

$2,224.28 USD

Total raised

$11,261.11 USD

Total disbursed

$9,036.83 USD

Estimated annual budget

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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