ADVISORY: Fairness Matters Forum 2015

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Contact: Derek Turner, 323-388-9441

LPFI Honors UC Berkeley Prof. Dan Garcia and Slack Engineer Erica Baker as Tech Diversity Champions at Annual Fairness Matters Forum

Morehouse President John Wilson and Twitter Co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey to provide remarks during event at Twitter’s headquarters

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 at 7:00pm

1355 Market Street, 
San Francisco, CA 94103

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On Tuesday, December 8th, the Level Playing Field Institute (LPFI) will host its Annual Fairness Matters Forum at Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco.  This year’s event will focus on the progress toward diversifying tech and will celebrate those who are working to create a more inclusive tech ecosystem.  Honorees include Slack Technologies Erica Baker and UC Berkeley Teaching Professor Dr. Dan Garcia.

The event will be keynoted by Morehouse College President John Wilson who, during his tenure, has worked to position Morehouse College as a leading force in STEM education with Morehouse being a leader in producing students who go on to earn advanced degrees in science, engineering and medicine.

The evening will also feature remarks from Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey.

Fairness Matters Forum is sponsored by Infosys Foundation, Twitter, Kapor Center for Social Impact, Genetech, Twilio, Survey Monkey, Riviera Partners, Ford and Adelante Capital Management. The event is hosted in conjunction with @Blackbirds.


Dr. John Silvanus Wilson Jr., President of Morehouse College; Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder and CEO;  Erica Baker, Build and Release Engineer, Slack Technologies;  Dr. Freada Kapor Klein,  Founder of LPFI, co-founder of SMASH Academy and partner at Kapor Capital; Mitchell Kapor; Interim LPFI President and partner at Kapor Capital; Dr. Dan Garcia, Teaching Professor, Computer Science, UC Berkeley; Vandana Sikka, Chairperson of Infosys Foundation USA.

When & Where:

December 8th, 2015 at 7:00pm

Twitter Headquarters 1355 Market Street,
 San Francisco, CA 94103


Level Playing Field Institute is committed to eliminating the barriers faced by underrepresented people of color in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and fostering their untapped talent for the advancement of our nation.