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It’s been a year since we started featuring perspectives from talented people and organizations across the Bay Area on the BAIL blog. Hope you’ve enjoyed it! Thank you to everyone who has contributed.

Looking back at our posts, these six are by far the most widely read and shared. Check them out if you haven’t already!


  1. A Quick Taxonomy of International Jobs in the Bay Area by Brenna, Michael and Prairie (aka. BAIL)
  2. Child Labor, Unfair Wages and Worker Abuse: Old Problems Demand A New Solution by Kohl Gill (LaborVoices)
  3. The Global Killer App: Why we need to stop ignoring SMS by Alicia Levine (formerly Vital Wave Consulting and now with EveryLayer)
  4. Searching for an International Development Job in the Bay Area: 15 Tips and Lessons Learned by Kelly Doley (Inveneo)
  5. BAIL Banter: Perspectives from Bay Area Internationalists (Nozomi Witherspoon from
  6. Engaging the Global Commons by Dave Potter (formerly iEARN-USA and now with VIF International Education)



The Future of Human Rights Technology: The Role of Silicon Valley

This post originally appeared on Benetech’s blog and has been re-posted with permission.

By: Enrique Piracés

How can we create more opportunities for technology companies to support human rights organizations? What will help ensure that the support given to them truly strengthens their capacity to implement the tools, principles, and methods that are required to protect and advance global human rights? Will the interests of the human rights movement and of technology corporations ever be aligned, and should they align? Read more

Featured February Events

February is almost here, we’ve all had time for post-holiday recovery, and we’re not buried in snow, so no excuses — get out and get engaged!

Here are some upcoming events to get you started.


Earth. Data. Action.
Earth Journalism Network
Wednesday, February 4
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Happy hour and panel discussion hosted by Internews, Google Earth Outreachand BAIL.

Come celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Internews Earth Journalism Network and hear how technology, data, and networks are enabling voices around the world to protect and preserve our lands and oceans. The panel will explore interactive maps for reporting on climate shifts, take a sneak peek at a new toolkit for environmental data journalism, and share some of their groundbreaking work with environmental sensors.

Panelists include:

  • James Fahn, Founder,  Earth Journalism Network
  • Rebecca Moore,  Engineering Manager, Google Earth Outreach
  • Gustavo Faleiros, Founder, InfoAmazonia
  • Willie Shubert, Program Officer, Earth Journalism Network

FREE (RSVP required)


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Featured December Events

Holiday season is here! What are you doing to discuss, debate and engage in December? Need some ideas? Here you go….

Please see our Events Calendar for a full listing of upcoming events across the Bay Area.

If you’re hosting events or know of any that we’ve missed, please submit them to our calendar (there’s a form just to the right of the calendar itself). You can also contact us if you have questions or difficulty submitting.

SF Human Rights Night 2014

Wednesday, December 10
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Co-sponsored by Bay Area International Link (BAIL), Amnesty InternationalHuman Rights Advocates and the International Justice Resource Center.
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SF Premiere of E-Team: A Rare Look at Human Rights Investigators

Have you ever thought about investigating war crimes? Gathering evidence for international tribunals? Advocating for policy change or government intervention in ongoing conflicts? If you have, or are just curious what it’s like for those who do, then we have the movie for you.

E-TEAM, a new feature-length immersive documentary focused E-TEAM posteron four Human Rights Watch Emergency Team members, premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and will be screening in San Francisco at the Presidio Theatre for one week October 31 – November 6 (tickets on sale Monday, October 27, mark your calendar!).

The film offers a rare look at the work and lives of human rights investigators, following the team members as they investigate human rights abuses in Syria and Libya as well as into their homes and personal lives.

BAIL had the opportunity to connect with the film’s co-directors – Ross Kauffman and Katy Chevigny – who provided some additional insight into the film and their work. Read more