Saturday, May 20, 2023,
Starts on 6:00 PM , Pacific
No Ethics In Big Tech, NSA Comedy.
National Security Agency, NSA, and No Ethics In Big Tech Comedy Night!
About This Event
Hey there, folks. Are you ready for a night of fun, education, and controversy? We’ve got just the event for you: the No Ethics in Big Tech and NSA Comedy Night!
Featuring some of the most insightful comedians around, Will Durst, Mean Dave, Chloe McGovern, and Alicia Dattner will be sure to get you laughing and thinking about the intersection of surveillance, technology, and society. Accompanied by talented musician Mike Rufo, this evening promises to be a great mix of entertainment and education.
The stars of the evening are the speakers from No Ethics in Big Tech, Austin Electronic Frontier Foundation, as well as the Media Alliance, Veterans for Peace, Common Dreams, Google, and Electronic Frontier Foundation. These experts will discuss the ethical implications of technology, the latest developments in the tech world, and the importance of a free and independent press in the age of algorithmic news feeds.
But don’t worry, this event won’t be all serious talk. We’re bringing humor and irreverence to this important topic. So come join us for a night of laughs and deep thoughts.
Mark your calendars, folks. This event is going to be a night to remember. We’ll see you there!
Acknowledged by peers and press alike as one of the premier political satirists in the country, Will Durst has patched together a comedy quilt of a career, weaving together columns, books, radio and television commentaries, acting, voice-overs, and most especially, stand up comedy, into a hilarious patchwork of outraged and outrageous common sense. His abiding motto is, "You can't make stuff up like this." The New York Times calls him "possibly the best political comic in the country." Fox News agrees "he's a great political satirist," while the Oregonian hails him as a "hilarious stand-up journalist.
He is a regular at Cobb's Comedy Club, Punch Line in SF and Sacramento, and Rooster T. Feathers. He has opened for headliners such as Judy Tenuta, Big Jay Oakerson, Allan Havey, Tom Rhodes, Neil Hamburger, Brent Morin, Bret Ernst, and most importantly, Barry Sobel.
has performed at major clubs throughout New York City and the country, including The Comedy Cellar Underground, The Stand, Gotham Comedy Club, Caroline's, The Hollywood Improv, and The Laugh Factory, among others.
has performed worldwide with women areas like Ali Wong, Sheng Wang, Maria Bamford, and W Kamau Bell. Her shows have garnered numerous awards and critical acclaim for her edgy charm, cultural commentary, and emotional vulnerability.
is a graduate worker and researcher at the University of Kentucky exploring the relationship between Anarchy, Democracy, and Abolition. Additionally, they organize with the Veterans for Peace, The Democratic Socialists of America, the Kentucky Poor People's Campaign, and the University of Kentucky Red/Black Alliance
Rev. Martin Todd Allen is an Associate Minister at the Church for the Fellowship of All Peoples. Previously, Rev. Allen worked as a prison, hospital and military Chaplain and currently works as a hospice chaplain in the South Bay. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of The Human Agenda.
has worked as Media Alliance's Executive Director since 2007. She has organized and advocated for a free, accountable, and accessible media system, focusing on the protection and sustainability of alternative media outlets, monitored the mainstream media for accuracy and fair representation, and facilitated the training of numerous nonprofit organizations and citizen's groups in effective communications.
is a San Francisco-based writer and activist whose work focuses on issues of war and peace, and human rights. He is a staff writer at Common Dreams and a member of the international socialist writers' group Collective 20.
is the president of EFF-Austin, a digital civil liberties organization founded alongside the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and continues to be a member of their Electronic Frontier Alliance (EFA). At EFF-Austin, he leads their push to educate the public and politicians about important legal and cultural issues confronting society in emerging technological spaces. He has spoken at diverse venues on these topics including at SXSW and at State Department. He is a Caltech graduate with degrees in Bioengineering and English.
is a policy analyst working on issues of surveillance and policing at the local, state, and federal levels. He received a PhD in history at the University of Connecticut, where his research focused on the intersection of race, immigration, U.S. imperialism, and policing in New York City. He is the co-editor of The Essential Kerner Commission Report (Liveright, 2021), and his book Police in the Empire City is forthcoming from Duke University Press.
Vahid Razavi Founded Ethics In Technology 10 years ago and is now the Founder of No Ethics In Big Tech, is the author of two books, The Age of Nepotism and Ethics in Tech and Lack Thereof. As a lifelong activist and humanitarian, he has produced hundreds of videos on various social issues, including Ethics In Technology, Silicon Valley, regional politics, poverty, war, and social injustice. This event is not financed, endorsed or supported in any way by any government, for-profit, or nonprofit corporation. It is 100% grassroots and supported by attendees.