Why Hack discrimination?
The hackathon construct is intended to provide a high impact mechanism for meaningful dialog, learning, networking and solution development. Our hope is that prototypes will be developed and commercialized to have far reaching, positive impact.
We don't think anyone can 'cure' discrimination. The issues are essentially disorders of human perception and their aggregate effects in societies. We are looking to identify pieces that we can impact and use technology to:
1. Bear witness- Document instances of discrimination or direct violence that can be used for legal recourse and for future advocacy
2. Connect for change- Establish mentor relationships
3. Generate momentum- Get like-minded people together to work on a common cause in a tangible and interesting way to lead to mobilization, especially of young people.