We’re less than one week away from Digital Inclusion Week 2023 – our seventh annual week of awareness, celebration, and action.
Digital equity is a big goal, one that requires action from everyone. This year, digital inclusion work around the country is being led by more individuals, organizations, Tribes, federal government entities, policymakers, companies, and municipalities.
Advocates – from teenagers to older adults, from rural and urban areas, from Alabama to Alaska – are realizing the importance, doing hard work in their communities, and calling on action from their leaders and governments.
Together, we are all “Building Connected Communities,” the theme for this year’s Digital Inclusion Week.
“We’re celebrating local leaders, advocates, and organizations this week as digital inclusion heroes,” said Angela Siefer, executive director of National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA). “Every local community action and event matters in the movement for digital equity. Digital inclusion means increasing opportunities for community members across the country to use technology to live, learn, work, and thrive.”
This Digital Inclusion Week, let’s celebrate Building Connected Communities with every family that gets affordable internet access, every individual that gets a new or refurbished device, and everyone who learns new digital skills.
While more than 1,400 affiliates work closely with their communities, NDIA provides resources to help them publicly share their work on social media, get earned media coverage, host events, and advocate for local government support.
NDIA’s DIW 2023 Lineup
As we countdown to DIW, we want to extend a huge thanks to the community members who served as part of the NDIA Digital Inclusion Week National Committee:
Co-Chairs: Oneisha Freeman of Georgia Technology Authority and Jess Ross of Austin Free-Net
Adrienne Pickett and Aneta T Lee of University of Illinois Office of Broadband, Anisha Dasgupta & Shomik Sen of YourTechQ, Cheri Pierre of Computers 2 Kids, Crystal Yamasaki of Crystal Clear Communications/Digital Equity Hawai’i, Ilana Lowery of Common Sense Media, Jason Inofuentes of Albemarle County Broadband, Jerry Yamashita of World Education, Jiselle Halfmoon of Cayuse Native Solutions, Lauren Cotter of Community Tech Network, Lurleen D McNair of Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority, Molly Sherman of Carroll Technology & Innovation Council, Natali Betancur of the Center for Digital Equity at Queens University of Charlotte, Ricky Santiago of Louisville Metro Government, and Veatrice Farrell of the Community Foundation Tampa Bay