Enlarge / Catherine Bracy will be our guest at Ars Technica Live on 8/16, discussing how the tech industry can address issues of inequality in the Bay Area. (credit: Catherine Bracy)

Anyone who has been in the Bay Area in recent years knows that the tech industry plays an outsized role in our daily lives. We feel it in things like our rent and the price of our drinks—regardless of whether we work in the industry or not. That's why Catherine Bracy has created a new Oakland-based organization, the TechEquity Collaborative, which organizes the tech community to advocate for policy changes that will ensure the region's tech-driven economy works for everyone.

Join Ars Technica editors Annalee Newitz and Cyrus Farivar tonight, 8/16, in conversation with Bracy at Ars Technica Live, at Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland.

Bracy will discuss the work TechEquity is doing to enlist the tech industry to fix the region's inequality crisis, as well as her experiences at Code for America and Obama for America. There will be plenty of time for audience questions, too. Doors are at 7 PM and the event starts at 7:30. Tickets are free, but please do RSVP with Eventbrite so you're guaranteed a spot.

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