MYEONG HONG HURWITZ
Special Projects Director
Myeong Hong Hurwitz (they pronouns) serves as the Director of Special Projects at Hyphen. An enthusiastic maker and breaker of technologies for social justice, they have a passion for teaching and learning across fields and movements to build our skills and toolboxes for fighting for and sustaining just ways of being.
Myeong joined Hyphen in 2021, initially leading the White House Community Violence Intervention Collaborative’s (CVIC) national training and technical assistance program. They bring 20 years of work experience in social justice and human rights spanning work as a photographer, organizer, technologist, and digital security advisor with activists organizing for peace, women’s and gender rights, LGBTQI+ rights, immigration justice, and digital and privacy rights. They have had the privilege of collaborating with activists and human rights defenders in many regions and countries across the globe. They were also a co-founder of the technology cooperative Research Action Design (rad.cat) with whom they led digital privacy and security programs with the New York Public Libraries and the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
Myeong is committed to Korean Peace and Reunification movement and finds inspiration and wisdom in working alongside others with the deep understanding that our liberation is linked. They hold a BS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003) and an MA from University of California Berkeley in Information Science (2010). They were a 2017-2018 Fellow with Data and Society and a 2017 Digital Integrity Fellow with the Open Technology Fund.