March 22nd: Let’s Fight Fascism!

IxDA Portland is proud to host Mike Monteiro, in town to fundraise & rouse the weary with his latest call to arms: How To Fight Fascism. Doors open at 6pm for drinks, snacks, catching-up with friends, and checking-out Wacom’s swanky “Experience Center” in the Pearl District. Mike’s talk will begin at 7pm and span ~45min, with time after for Q&A.

RSVP on Eventbrite

All design is political, because all politics are designed. The world is a mess because a certain set of people designed it to be a mess. Now we need a different set of people to design our way out of it. This is not a choice. Regardless of whether this is what we wanted or not fascism is knocking on our front door. This is how we knock back.

Donations will be collected by IxDA PDX for The Trevor Project, Planned Parenthood, and ACLU of Oregon, with IxDA getting the refreshments, so… LET’S DO THIS PORTLAND!!!

PS: For donations larger than $50—or—if you’d like to set-up a recurring donation, please tender those transactions at the website of your preferred org, directly, and email us a PDF of your reciept. Eventbrite’s fees stink, and you’ll have more options, that way. Links to each org’s donation page, are above. pdx at ixda dot org is our email.

Mike Monteiro is the co-founder and design director of Mule Design in San Francisco. He prefers elegant, simple sites with clear language that serve a real need. He prefers that designers have strong spines. Mike writes and speaks frequently about the craft and business of design.

He loves client services so much he wrote two books on the topic, Design is a Job and You’re My Favorite Client, both from A Book Apart. Mike received the 2014 Net Award for Conference Talk of the Year for his inspirational polemic on responsibility, How Designers Destroyed the World.

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