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NerdWalk

I organized a spontaneous political protest at PAX South 2017 during one of my shifts as an Enforcer - one of volunteers who helps the event function. I called it NerdWalk. 

If you'd like to read more, Ars Technica interviewed me about the event, and Kyle Orland really turned it into a lovely piece.

 Continuing to volunteer at events keeps me enthusiastic for the industry, and Enforcing at PAX South has become my annual time to recharge my nerdy spirit. But given the events surrounding the travel ban of January 2017, I couldn't get my mind off of politics long enough to enjoy the con. So between helping people pick out games from the tabletop library, I got out my phone and started organizing.  I put out a call for materials and volunteers, mapped out a marching path, and   put together an invite page   that I asked my friends to help me share over social media.

Continuing to volunteer at events keeps me enthusiastic for the industry, and Enforcing at PAX South has become my annual time to recharge my nerdy spirit. But given the events surrounding the travel ban of January 2017, I couldn't get my mind off of politics long enough to enjoy the con. So between helping people pick out games from the tabletop library, I got out my phone and started organizing.

I put out a call for materials and volunteers, mapped out a marching path, and put together an invite page that I asked my friends to help me share over social media.

Other people felt the same

Other people felt the same

Most of the people who showed up for the NerdWalk had heard about it just earlier that day, and had never attended a protest before. I watched my little radical hatchlings grow into wee baby birds before my very eyes. 

I love these nerds

I love these nerds

Look at all these nerds. Can you believe they all dropped what they were doing, stopped having fun, and showed up to a protest? I love them. 

We Will Love and Protect Each Other

We Will Love and Protect Each Other

I truly believe that we will.