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Hosted by Dom Brassey (she/they)

Dom Brassey is an independent communications consultant, technologist, and game designer in Oakland, CA. Former VP Growth at Lesbians Who Tech + Allies; veteran prison educator, startup hustler, and gender nonconforming menswear model. Ready to build something wholly new. D&I on the side. Say hello.
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/dombrassey
Twitter: twitter.com/domlet

About Lesbians Who Tech
Lesbians Who Tech + Allies is a global community of over 30,000 LGBTQ women (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer) and nonbinary or gender nonconforming people in tech. Lesbians Who Tech promotes the visibility, leadership, and education of our community.

Book Club Agenda
7:00 PM - Refreshments and tweeting
7:15 PM - Auditions for discussion panel
7:30 PM - Moderated discussion panel
8:15 PM - Moderated audience feedback
8:30 PM - Wrap and release

About the All-Gender Book Club:
Follow the rules below. This club is an interactive safe space for Lesbians Who Tech community members to learn, unpack, question, and challenge ourselves and each other. We actively center the experiences of LGBTQ women, WOC, and trans/nonbinary people, and we welcome allies to see from this cultural vantage. We actively build the queer culture and community we want to see in the world. And we like to read.

Twitter handles and hashtags:
@lesbiantech @domlet @LaurelBookStore #LWTSanFrancisco #AllGenderBookClub

Rules of the All-Gender Book Club
* We read two books at a time. Because diversity. You can read one or both.
* Cis Guys are welcome if they come as your guest. You are responsible for helping your guest understand the Lesbians Who Tech Code of Conduct. Cis guys seeking sponsors: ask around; do not show up unattached.
* Gender is awesome, and we educate each other about it. We use all the terms (ie, femme-of-center, andro, butch, cishet, AFAB, AMAB, enbie, gender-fluid, trans masculine, etc.) and we honor each other by learning and using correct pronouns.
* Speaker cards: You will receive a speaker card (worth two minutes of airtime) when you arrive. You may use it to audition as a discussion panelist, or you may award your minutes to someone whose audition makes you want to hear more.
* Discussion panelists, the crowd gave you time, so give it back. Be thoughtful and entertaining. Your introduction is the host reading your Twitter bio out loud.
* How to get 10% off because you're a LWT Book Club member: Order your print copy here (or download the audiobook here) from Laurel Book Store, a queer-owned, woman-owned local business. Put "LWT Book Group" in the comments; discount will be applied after your order is received. Pick 'em up in person at 1423 Broadway (next to 12th St. BART Station).

How to suggest a book: twitter.com/domlet/status/958759883104403456

Summer 2018 Books

Close to the Machine: Technophilia and Its Discontents
by Ellen Ullman
Buy: http://bit.ly/LAURELBOOKSMACHINE
Author: https://twitter.com/ellenu

(A Salon Best Book of the Year)
In 1997, the computer was still a relatively new tool---a sleek and unforgiving machine that was beyond the grasp of most users. With intimate and unflinching detail, software engineer Ellen Ullman examines the strange ecstasy of being at the forefront of the predominantly male technological revolution, and the difficulty of translating the inherent messiness of human life into artful and efficient code. Close to the Machine is an elegant and revelatory mediation on the dawn of the digital era.

Minority Leader: How to Lead from the Outside and Make Real Change
by Stacey Abrams
Buy: bit.ly/LAURELBOOKSLEADER
Author: https://twitter.com/staceyabrams

Leadership is hard. Convincing others--and often yourself--that you possess the answers and are capable of world-affecting change requires confidence, insight, and sheer bravado. Minority Leader is the handbook for outsiders, written with the awareness of the experiences and challenges that hinder anyone who exists beyond the structure of traditional white male power--women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, and millennials ready to make a difference.

  • This event space is wheelchair accessible, with ADA compliant entrance and restrooms.
  • All ages welcome.
  • No ID required.
  • Read our Code of Conduct: Lesbianswhotech.org/code-of-conduct



Lesbians Who Tech + Allies is a global community of over 40,000 LGBTQ women (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer) and gender nonconforming people in tech. Lesbians Who Tech promotes the visibility, leadership, and education of our community.

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