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Interesting Articles and Bonus Featured Events

Interesting and critical piece in Foreign Affairs calling for Regime Change for Humanitarian Aid: How to Make Relief More Accountable

Check out this op-ed in Foreign Policy on Why Technology Hasn’t Delivered More Democracy featuring perspectives from Larry Diamond, Omidyar Network and others.

ethiopianFascinating updates from the Ford Foundation as they assess what they’ve learned and what’s next – including a shift to focus on more unrestricted funding.

Invaluable piece from Rachel Strohm highlighting some of the amazing restaurants in the Bay Area you can head to when you’re craving food from across the African continent. Additions welcome. Yum!

ICT4Drinks: TechChange in SF
Thursday, June 18 
5:00 pm

Interested in ways technology can improve the world? Join TechChange Founder and President, Nick Martin for happy hour when he visits the San Francisco Bay Area on Thursday, June 18th at Churchill Bar and meet other like-minded folks.

FREE! RSVP here – first round of drinks are on Nick, so come early and feel free to bring colleagues/friends!

SparkSF Cocktails for a Cause – Silicon Valley Editionspark
Wednesday, June 24
6:00 pm

SparkSF is coming to the Valley! Join us as we raise a glass, funds, and awareness for women around the world and our new grantee, Red Dot! Red Dot Foundation uses on online platform, Safecity, to anonymously crowdsource reported experiences of street harassment, aggregating the data as hot spots to indicate local trends and create safer cities.

Tickets ($10+) required. Appetizers included.

BAIL Happy Hour
Thursday, June 25
6:00 pm

We miss you. There are new people you should meet. Time for another edition of BAIL happy hour! Come mingle with your fellow internationalists at Hopwater Distribution (850 Bush Street).

No RSVP required, see you there!!

Drink + Think: Assaults on the Press
Wednesday, July 1
6:30 pm

Join Center for Justice & Accountability’s Young Professionals’ Committee for Human Rights for a thought-provoking happy hour and discussion on the evolving threats faced by both domestic and international journalists, including issues around freedom of the press, cyber attacks, and the public’s access to information.

FREE! RSVP here.


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