Boycott Eventbrite for Academic Online Events

Boycott Eventbrite for Academic Online Events

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Sara Nur Yildiz started this petition to Academics and

We are calling on our academic colleagues across the world to boycott Eventbrite organized events. And if your institution relies on Eventbrite to organize your online events, resist. The largest shareholder of Eventbrite is Tiger Global Management, owned by the American billionaire hedge fund manager Julian Robertson, who  funds the political campaigns of Republican candidates. Why should any academic institution need to make use of the services of this for-profit platform to organize online events?
We as scholars/knowledge production workers need to extract our scholarly activities from the tentacles of advanced financial capitalist systems as much as possible. This economic system has not only proven to be disastrous for the well-being of academic workers and institutions, but also for just about everything else: the climate, health, human rights, democracy, you name it. Eventbrite money also played a role in giving the world Trump.

 

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