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Welcome to the EA DC Newsletter! Below are some of the events and resources that may be of interest to you this month. If you have something you'd like to include in next month's newsletter please email us! If this was forwarded to you, you can subscribe here.

Announcements and Events:

 

Community Spotlight: EA DC Organizers Andy and Kyle!
 

We now have two full time community organizers working for EA DC! 

Andy Masley
Andy (he/him) has been a part-time organizer for EA DC since April 2021 and was thrilled to accept a position as a full-time organizer at the beginning of June. He first became interested in effective altruism through the philosopher Derek Parfit in 2013 and has followed the movement closely ever since. He was a double major in philosophy and physics and taught high school physics for 7 years prior to organizing full-time.

Andy enjoys reading, music, spending time with friends and family, exercise (especially weight lifting), and exploring the DC vegan food scene. Outside of EA DC he works on a small side project making educational physics videos on his YouTube channel. You can always email Andy here!


Kyle Lucchese
Kyle (they/them) has been a full-time organizer with EA DC since April 2022. They first became interested in the ideas of Effective Altruism through Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save in 2009. In the years since, they pledged to donate at least 10% of their income to effective charities and donated a kidney in a non-directed donation.

Kyle is a researcher of nonviolent protest methods as a means of effecting change. Kyle holds an M.I.A. in International Affairs (Ethics and Human Rights) and a B.S. in Business Administration (Management and Marketing).Their previous fields of work include higher education administration and international development fundraising and consulting. Kyle enjoys cooking, hiking, listening to podcasts, meditating, photography, reading, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and writing. You can email Kyle here or schedule time on their calendar here.
 

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Cause area meetups:

Want to meet and work with EAs organized around your favorite cause area? Our cause area meetup groups are going strong - here are the meetups happening this month:  If you’d like to join the mailing lists for any of our groups please fill out this form and we’ll add you! Would you like to facilitate a cause area group? Email us if you're interested or would like to learn more!

Find Roommates and Co-Work Mates:

Looking to live with other DC-area EAs? Check out this spreadsheet for available rooms in the area or add your name if you are looking for a place or looking to rent.

Want to co-work with other DC EAs? Sign up on this EA DC co-working interest form. Interested in the broader community? Check out the EA Focusmate group to co-work with EAs from around the world!

Join a Reading / Listening Group:

80k Podcast Discussion Group:
Let us know if there's an episode that you would like to propose we discuss next, or if there is a discussion you want to host!   

EA DC Book Club: We last met to discuss the Life You Can Save. Is there a book you would like to discuss as a group for the next meeting? Let us know!. 

EA DC Article Reading Group: Met to discuss Democratising Risk: In Search of a Methodology to Study Existential Risk. The group meets monthly, covering a different topic area of interest each month. This group is currently at capacity and will reopen to newcomers shortly.  

Fellowships and Programs

New DC-based Jobs:

Looking for an internship? The EA Internship Board is now live.  More info here.

Articles and Recommendations:

Charity News and Updates:

  • 80K is running a census for everyone who could ever see themselves doing longtermist work. The data will be shared with more than 20 longtermist organizations and 100+ longtermist entrepreneurs and funders. Filling up the census can help you and your members learn about potential roles or projects to join. All they need to do is put their name, email, and LinkedIn on this form, with some optional questions to help connect them to relevant future projects.
  • An EA Criticism and Red Teaming writing contest has been launched, with $100,000 worth of prizes for the winning submissions that critically engage with theory or work in EA. Submissions can be in a range of formats and can focus on a range of subject matters, from assessing empirical or normative claims to evaluating organizations and practices. Submissions must be posted by September 1.
  • Clearer Thinking is running a Regrants Program to award grants of $10,000 to $500,000 to selected altruistic projects. These projects don’t have to relate to Clearer Thinking’s mission, they just have to be aimed at improving the future! The first round of the application can be completed in just 20 minutes. Apply by July 15!
  • Future Academy is a free five-month program to equip participants with the tools and resources they need to pursue impactful careers. The program includes four in-person weekend getaways in Stockholm, and monthly online events from September 2022 to January 2023. A number of participants will be rewarded with $10,000 USD to further their impact efforts upon completing the program. Apply by July 10!
  • The Legal Priorities Project is running a writing competition open to U.S. residents to provide guidance to the U.S. government on how to incorporate existential and catastrophic risks into agency cost-benefit analysis. They plan to distribute $72,500 in prize money and are offering $1,000 to anyone who refers an applicant who becomes a finalist. The deadline for submissions is July 31.
  • More updates at this evergreen link!

Get in Touch With Us!

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