Techqueria Response to Attack On Capitol


Techqueria Response to Attack On Capitol

Techqueria Response to Attack On Capitol

πŸ—“οΈWednesday - January 13, 2021

The violent and seditious attack at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 has triggered many of us. As a community, we recognize the significant role technology plays in society as well as its complications and degrees of complicitness in scaling hate speech to new levels of danger.

In response to the attack, Techqueria will postpone partner events over the next few weeks and take this time to reflect on how we can best advance our mission and commitment to supporting Latinx professionals in the tech industry.

In place of previously scheduled events, we plan on organizing safe spaces for our community members to reflect on last week’s attack. Techqueria will host a drop-in session on Thursday, January 14 from 2 pm to 3 pm PT // 5 pm to 6 pm ET to hear from the community on how to best support our members during this time. If you are unable to attend this session, we welcome your feedback at hola@techqueria.org

To promote additional healing, we are working with a licensed clinical professional to organize a session with our community in response to the attacks and the impact on our community. Event information will be shared as it develops.

Wishing you all physical and emotional well being during this time.


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Techqueria is a 501c3 nonprofit that empowers Latinx professionals with the resources and support that they need to thrive and become leaders in the tech industry.

Founded in 2015, we are the largest community of Latinx professionals in tech in the U.S. with over 11,000 members and 7 chapters. Our online Slack community has 8,000+ members and 2,000+ weekly active users.

The majority of our members work in PDE (product, design and engineering), have 3 to 5 years of experience, identify as millennials and joined Techqueria through word of mouth.

We work with both tech companies and employee resource groups (ERGs) to build Latinx-centered spaces that revolve around career advice, recruiting, mentorship and networking in order to comprehensively affect change in the tech industry.

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