Due to growing concerns over the coronavirus in the Seattle area, the event originally scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020 has been postponed. We hope to announce a new date in the near future.
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*POSTPONED* Thursday, March 12, 2020
When: 7:30pm - 9:00pm. Doors and reception at 6:30pm.
Where: Town Hall Seattle, The Forum, 1119 8th Ave (Entrance off Seneca St.), Seattle, WA 98101.
Free and Open to the Public - Click Here to Register
As the tech economy has grown in the United States around the world, how has the nature of work changed? How has it stayed the same? And what is its future?
Authors Margaret O’Mara and Mary Gray gather along with a panel of local researchers and tech workers to reflect on the past, present, and future of labor in the global tech economy. Sit in for a panel discussion and break out for conversations with fellow tech- and labor-minded Seattleites in this evening exploring the roles of work and labor in the tech economy.
Mary L. Gray is a Senior Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and Fellow at the E.J. Safra Center for Ethics and Harvard University. Her research looks at how technology access, material conditions, and everyday uses of media transform people’s lives. Her most recent book is Ghost Work: How to Stop Silicon Valley from Building a New Global Underclass, co-authored by Siddharth Suri.
Margaret O’Mara is the Howard & Frances Keller Endowed Professor of History at the University of Washington and a contributing opinion writer at The New York Times. She writes and teaches about the growth of the high-tech economy, the history of U.S. politics, and the connections between the two. Her most recent book is The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America.
Panelists to include researcher Kimberly Earles (Washington State Labor Education and Research Center). Others to be announced.
Presented by the University of Washington Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies and South Seattle College Washington State Labor Education and Research Center.
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