The Electric Sheep Company send out news that Lotus Notes creator and Linden Lab board chair Mitch Kapor will be talking about his work to encourage young people of color to study science and technology this Thursday, May 24 at 8pm PST. Mitch is on the board of the Level Playing Field Institute, a San Francisco-based
non-profit organization dedicated to creating more opportunities on campus and the workplace for people of color.
The overall decline in numbers of young Americans choosing to enter into science and technology fields is of overriding importance for the future of our country, our economy and democracy. How are we going to solve the problems of tomorrow without the base of trained and skilled scientists and technologists to guide us? Or will we become merely consumers of technology that is increasingly innovated and created outside of the US?
The Thursday program will include:
- Streaming video of Linden Lab CEO Philip Rosedale speaking about SL and Level Playing Field Institute
- Streaming video about the students of Level Playing Field Institute’s education programs
- An in-world Q&A with Mitch Kapor on his approach to philanthropy