SXSW Interactive brings together an amazing array of digital creatives from across the United States and around the world. While in Austin, these attendees learn, network, laugh, and build connections that lead to life-long relationship. Another activity that is vital to the SXSW experience is helping to support organizations that help improve our global community. For 2013, the two organizations that SXSW is helping to support are Architecture for Humanity and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
A nonprofit design services firm dedicated to building a more sustainable future through the power of professional design, Architecture for Humanity is comprised of over 50,000 professionals lending time and services to help those who would not otherwise be able to afford their services. The specific project that SXSW-related donations will benefit within AFH is Rebuild One Block which seeks to revitalize a New York neighborhood that was initially devastated by 9/11, then suffered more significant damage during Hurricane Sandy. Assist Architecture for Humanity with this Rebuild One Block project by clicking on this Razoo link.
Dedicated to defending free speech, privacy, innovation and consumer rights in the digital realm, the Electronic Frontier Foundation was founded in 1990. Today EFF continues to champion the public interest in critical legal battles affecting digital rights. Donations made to EFF during SXSW will help the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and other activists in the campaign to reform the antiquated computer crime and copyright laws that were used in the relentless prosecution of digital activist and open source advocate Aaron Swartz. Assist the Electronic Frontier Foundation with these efforts to reform draconian copyright laws by clicking on this Razoo link.