At last, efforts to diversify the tech sector are picking up momentum in Portland and beyond. But the conversation around diversity and inclusion tends to remain focused on the hiring pipeline. As someone who wants to be part of a diverse tech community, and who is also involved in social justice organizing, I see the connection between tech diversity and underlying social issues. This talk analyzes the root causes of the lack of diversity in tech, going beyond the hiring pipeline to discuss bigger-picture social forces. I'll also focus on one key way that we, as tech folks, hold the power to make change at a societal level!