Brigade Congress 2021
Bringing together Brigade leaders, government and community partners, and civic tech professionals from across the country.
Code for Tulsa’s own Carlos Moreno and author of Victory for Greenwood shares key insights into the history of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street and the events leading up to the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921.
This will be an hour-long session. Please join us to continue gathering data for PSAPs (384 down, 5616 to go!), analyzing data sets, and exploring case studies. We'll also be discussing the future of this National Action Team for the remainder of the year and into 2022.
Join Dr. Tiffany Crutcher of the Terence Crutcher Foundation, Ryan Gentzler from Oklahoma Policy Institute, and Carmen Pettie, the Langston Hughes board president, to understand more about the lived experiences and the data behind policing in Tulsa. Moderated by Obum Ukabam.
5 pm: Watch Videos
5:30 pm: Q and A
Watch the videos about New Relic located in the Peer Garden and then head to the Q and A to find out more about Full stack observability and New Relic's platform, One!
Opening remarks from Code for America’s CEO, Amanda Renteria.
Join Civic Tech Chat podcast creator and host Ryan Koch as he leads a discussion on volunteer types, personal motivations, and the realities of volunteer work in the civic tech sector.
How does Techlahoma serve its community and fit into its longer history? A Panel of Techlahoma volunteers sharing their views on allyship with the larger Oklahoma Community. Hear more from the local team that helped make this year’s Brigade Congress possible!
Inspired by the Parks and Rec classic: "Failure: An American Success Story by Tom Haverford", this panel will explore how we do a better job of talking about (and responding to) the things that aren't working.
Hear from the Network ReVisioning team about their experiences with the process and their expectations for the next phase. Celebrate what we’ve accomplished in this process and learn how you and your Brigade can join the Closing Phase for key considerations throughout implementation.
The Brigade network and Code for America’s organization combine their strengths and potential for impact at scale through Priority Action Areas; National Action Teams rise out of our collective learning from this work. Connect with representatives from the Transform 911, VotER, and Get Your Refund initiatives to learn about what they have to offer and how you can plug in!
Do you need support in getting people to help run your Brigade events? Want to cut through the fog in your community culture? This workshop will introduce a powerful form of collaborative operation — direct democracy! From popular assemblies in Rojava (Syria), to civil war-era Spain, to indigenous autonomous territories in Mexico and solidarity unions here in the US, we’ll see what it is and how it works. You’ll also hear about how you can get ongoing support to make your Brigade more engaging and inclusive. Liberate the potential of those around you!
Engage with the Recommendation draft’s framework through exhibits that takes you all over the Gather.town map, literally! Hear from champions of each piece of the Recommendation, complete an activity at their booth, and turn that into an actionable piece of content to carry forward into future strategy conversations for yourself or your Brigade.