March 1, 2023
Welcome to the new and more concise EA DC Newsletter! Check our Resource Hub for more detailed posts and join the conversation on our slack! If you have any questions or feedback please feel free to contact us!
On February 4, Time Magazine published a piece on sexual harassment in the broader EA community and its failures to respond to it.
Effective Altruism DC (EA DC) is committed to creating and maintaining a safe and inclusive community for all of its members. We do not tolerate any behaviors that contribute to others feeling uncomfortable or unsafe, including but not limited to: harassment, the use of derogatory terms or hate speech, assault, or unwanted contact (verbal, physical, or otherwise). EA DC will respond swiftly and take decisive, proportionate action in support of the injured person or persons.
If you are made to feel uncomfortable or are otherwise harmed at an EA DC event or by a member of the community, you do not need to go through this alone!
If you need support – whether around a specific incident or just to cope with difficult feelings or challenges in your life – please know that help is available. We’ve included some resources below that may be useful to you.
Throughout the USA:
In Washington DC:
For more detail check our website events page!
For information about each cause area event, please add your name to the cause area email list here. You can subscribe to EA DC’s events calendar on our website to have EA DC events auto-populate on your calendar app!
Join Simran Dhaliwal, Co-CEO of Longview Philanthropy, for a discussion about Longview Philanthropy’s work, including how they identify high-impact opportunities to tackle the world’s most pressing problems and protect future generations, and how Longview leverages this research to design and execute bespoke giving strategies for major donors. There will also be time for Q&A.
This event will be useful for anyone considering working in longtermist fields in general, grantmaking, or who’s just curious about how EA grantmakers think about funding work and projects!
Date: Saturday, March 4
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 PM
Location: 1638 R St NW, Suite 301, Washington, DC 20009
Reasons and Persons Reading Group
EA DC is running a reading group for Reasons and Persons by Derek Parfit. The first meetings will happen at the following dates and times, sign up for either the virtual or in-person meeting if you’d like to join! No background in philosophy is required to participate.
EA DC Community members Nicole, Avantika and Hugh are hosting an event for founders, technologists, policy folks, and academics who are thinking about and/or working at the intersection of emerging technology and policy.
Attendees’ interests span AGI, digital culture, platform governance, alternative protein innovation, and climate tech.
Long-term goal: To create a community of technologists and scholars who are passionate about the medium- and long-term future.
The Network on Emerging Threats (NET) envisions a U.S. national security community that takes appropriate action against the most dangerous emerging threats. If you work in national security and are focused on reducing existential risk, consider joining the network!
There are lots of ways to get connected to the EA DC community: