LUNCH & LEARN - MARCH 18th - NOON
The Delaware legislature is set to consider House Bill 22, the "Right to Repair" law, but what is that?! Come learn more. Our panel discussion will feature:
- Anne Marie Green who is a Right to Repair campaign associate with U.S. Public Interest Research Group, where she advocates for Right to Repair legislation. On the campaign, she focuses on the environmental impact of producing and disposing of electronics. Repairing and refurbishing electronics can solve two problems at once: stunting the growth of the toxic electronic wastestream and the growing technology disparity.
- Kerry Maeve Sheehan is the U.S. Policy Lead at iFixit, where she advocates for Right to Repair at the state and federal levels. She’s a graduate of Boston University School of Law and comes to iFixit from the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Public Knowledge, where she worked extensively on issues in intellectual property law and technology policy. She’s written on legal issues in technology for EFF’s Deeplinks blog, Slate, and The Hill. Kerry will be speaking about legal developments in the EU and US, and current legislative efforts to pass Right to Repair at the state level.
- Markevis Gideon, who was transformed at the age of 12, when a middle school teacher gave him a computer. With this gift, he realized his passion for technology. Markevis then attended a tech-focused high school program, majored in computer science & accounting in college, and lived in China for five years. When he returned from China in 2016, Markevis established NerdiT NOW, an independent tech repair shop. Markevis well understands the entrepreneurial and social justice aspects of Right to Repair, the limited access some have to technology, the digital divide and how barriers to repair can waste perfectly good tech while taking it away from people who really need it. After establishing NerdiT NOW, Markevis thought, “If one computer can change my life in such a way, what can 100 computer donations do per year?” Today NERDiT NOW has donated more than 500 computers to underserved and at-risk communities in Wilmington, DE. This is done through the parallel nonprofit, The NERDiT Foundation 501c3, with partners such as Discover, Goodwill, Barclays, Capital One, etc. Markevis and his business, NERDiT NOW, has been featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, FOX News, ABC News, The Washington Post, U.S. News, TV Insider, Heavy.com, and FedEx Top 100 Small Businesses in America.
Plastic Free Delaware strives to reduce the use of single use plastics through educational programs and advocacy initiatives. These webinars are FREE, but donations are always welcome, with our thanks!