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Sept 6 & 7, 2018

Portland, Oregon

Affect is a 2-day conference with a dash of volunteering that examines the work, culture, and design of social change.

Meet your speakers

  • Photo of Annie Segarra, a Latinx person with short hair, smiling widely at the camera while wearing a shirt reading "The Future Is Accessible"

    Annie Segarra

    Keynote The Future Is Accessible

  • Photo of Aidah Aliyah Rasheed, a Black Muslim woman wearing a hijab, glasses, and long earrings, facing to the right with a neutral expression

    Aïdah Aliyah Rasheed

    The Personal is Political #BeingBlackandMuslim

  • Selfie of Cameron Glover, a Black woman with shoulder-length curly hair, looking straight at the camera

    Cameron Glover

    By and for Us: How Marginalized Communities Are Redesigning Sex Ed Online

  • Photo of Danielle Leong, an Asian woman with chin-length hair, biting a slice of pizza and holding a paper plate

    Danielle Leong

    Consensual Software: Prioritizing User Trust and Safety

  • Photo of Da’Shaun Harrison, a Black non-binary person with long curly hair and glasses, outdoors in a leafy area

    Da’Shaun Harrison

    Queering Mental Health: An Analysis on the Criminalization of Black People and Mental Health

  • Photo of Diane Murray, a white woman with short-cropped hair and glasses, tilting her head and smiling at the camera

    Diane Murray

    Activism Is Not Accessible: How To Include Disabled and Chronically Ill Folks in Your Movement

  • Photo of Helday de la Cruz, a Latinx individual with short curly hair who is wearing a "Power to the Dreamers" shirt and speaking into a microphone

    Heldáy de la Cruz

    We the Dreamers

  • Photo of Luann Algoso, a Filipina woman with ombré hair and glasses, in front of a brick wall

    Luann Algoso

    How Gabby Antonio is Smashing the Imperialist, White Supremacist, Capitalist Patriarchy

  • Selfie of Lynn Cyrin, a Black woman with closely cropped hair, tilting her head towards the camera

    Lynn Cyrin

    Patterns of Digital Gentrification

  • Selfie of Mallory Thomas, a Black woman with medium-length curly ombré hair, glasses, and a septum piercing, looking straight at the camera

    Mallory Thomas

    Is Wakanda Accessible? And Other Questions from the Intersection of Black Womanhood and Disability.

  • Photo of Neesha Powell-Twagirumukiza, a Black non-binary person with shaved hair and glasses, smiling and facing the camera while standing slightly angled with crossed arms

    Neesha Powell-Twagirumukiza

    Grassroots Organizing Strategies for Healing Our Black Trans, Nonbinary & Queer Bodies

  • Opening keynote

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What to expect

Thurs, Sept 6

Attendee Spotlight

Fri, Sept 7

Group Volunteering

Affect is a grassroots event featuring stories from multiply marginalized activists, creators, and technologists working towards systemic change. To pair words with action, we also partner with local nonprofits to create projects that attendees can dive into.

Included onsite

  • childcare
  • a quiet room
  • live captioning
  • all-gender restrooms
  • 3.5 ft physical access paths
  • ASL interpreters
  • reservable front-row seating
  • a ”no laptop“ rule during talks*
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With thanks to

&yet, Twilio, Big Cartel, Northwest Health Foundation, and Oregon Community Foundation

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