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538 Ramona St

Palo Alto, CA 94301

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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 these viewpoints. We actively build the queer culture and community we want to see in the world. And we like to read.

About Lesbians Who Tech

Lesbians Who Tech + Allies is a global community of over 40,000 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 - Order food and meet new people

7:30 PM - Book discussion

8:30 PM - Networking + small group discussions

9:00 PM - Good night!

Hosted by Dom Brassey (she/they)

Dom Brassey (she/they) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based communications consultant, technologist, and game designer currently working on the Brand Marketing team at Mapbox, a live location data platform powering your favorite location-based app experiences and the next generation of multi-dimensional business intelligence data visualizations. Formerly: Lesbians Who Tech; Prison University Project, and 500 Startups (Batch 14). She facilitates Women in Management groups at Stanford University Graduate School of Business and organizes book club and coding meetups in Oakland, San Francisco, and Palo Alto.



Rules of the All-Gender Book Club

* We read two books at a time. Because diversity. You can read one or both.

* 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 appropriate pronouns.

* 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, please reach out to your networks to find a sponsor.

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Twitter handles and hashtags:

@lesbiantech @domlet @Mapbox #LWTSiliconValley #AllGenderBookClub

Winter 2018 Books

A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel at Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra)

By Barbara Oakley

Math requires creative, as well as analytical, thinking. Most people think that there’s only one way to do a problem, when in actuality, there are often a number of different solutions—you just need the creativity to see them. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley flunked her way through high school math and science courses before returning to school with the determination to re-tool her brain.

The Collection: Short Fiction from the Transgender Vanguard

Eds. Tom Léger & Riley MacLeod

A dynamic composite of rising stars. The future of trans literature and the next great movements in queer art: Imogen Binnie, Carter Sickels, Ryka Aoki, R. Drew, RJ Edwards, Casey Plett, K. Tait Jarboe, A. Raymond Johnson, Donna Ostrowsky, Terence Diamond, Red Durkin, Cyd Nova, Mikki Whitworth, Madison Lynn McEvilly, Alice Doyle, Calvin Gimpelvich, Stephen Ira, Katherine Scott Nelson, MJ Kaufman, Susan Jane Bigelow, Elliot DeLine, Sherilyn Connelly, Noel Arthur Heimpel, Everett Maroon, M. Robin Cook, Oliver Pickle, Riley Calais Harris, Adam Halwitz. 28 authors from North America.

Your host + organizer,

Dom Brassey (Mapbox)

  • This venue is not accessible to wheelchair users. Caltrain Station (Palo ALto_ a few blocks away
  • All ages welcome.
  • No ID required.
  • Read our Code of Conduct:

About Lesbians Who Tech + Allies

Lesbians Who Tech + Allies is the largest LGBTQ technology community in the world -- committed to visibility, intersectionality, and changing the face of technology. The 40,000 non-binary, LGBTQ women, queer women of color (and our allies) in tech who make up our community come from every background and live in over 40+ cities worldwide. Over 5,000 women and non-binary people in tech attend our San Francisco Summit, making us the largest professional LGBTQ event in the world and the largest event for women in tech in California. Our programmatic work includes a coding scholarship for non-binary and LGBTQ women called the Edie Windsor Coding Scholarship Fund, a mentoring program, Bring a Lesbian to Work Day, and a leadership program -- #LWTSQUAD -- focused on supporting our members as they move into senior leadership roles and onto corporate boards. We're not just creating communities; we're pushing the tech sector to be more inclusive and changing the face of the entire tech industry.

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