After a few great mini road trips to Oakland, Santa Cruz, and Watsonville, we'll be back on the road again traveling through the beautiful Central Valley and Southern California on September 25-29! We are visiting with folks working for social justice at nonprofits, community-led organizations, and youth advocacy groups to learn what they are up to and find out ways Aspiration may be able to support those efforts with our California Technology Capacity Building program.
We have been working on a map of the digital response ecosystem here at Aspiration. While we still have a ways to go, I wanted to pause to reflect on why we are working on it and some things I have learned along the way. If you're so inclined, the closing section includes a request for feedback and a way to be in touch.
After HumTechFest and the Humanitarian Technology Innovation Conference, I headed up to Toronto for the Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières / MSF) Canada Logistics Day. This is a day where MSF showcases and explores the ways they currently (and potentially could) do logistics.
We have been working at Aspiration on our digital humanitarian and disaster response program for a year and a half. On June 4th and 5th, we hosted our second Humanitarian Technology Festival as an interactive and participatory event for practitioners, students, designers, etc. to gather and contribute to the current state of response.