Digital Inclusion Week 2018 will happen May 7-11, and you can join this nationwide event online and on the ground to share what is going on in your community. DIW2018 is sponsored by the National Digital Inclusion Alliance representing more than 300 affiliated organizations in 38 states that work toward digital equity.
Here’s how it works:
- Create or find an event in your area that builds inclusion by providing computer training, media literacy, affordable devices or internet access to people on the wrong side of the “digital divide” – or builds public awareness about it.
- Connect with colleagues around the country to share ideas through our mailing list.
- From May 7-11, use hashtags #digitalinclusion, #DIW2018, and #digitalequityis______ to join the conversation and celebrate progress. We’ll provide graphics and sample text for tweets as part of our press kit.
What Kinds of Events Do People Organize?
- Digital resource fair – bring together digital inclusion providers for a family-friendly fair that promotes opportunities to learn and raffles devices or services to participants
- Door-to-door outreach – canvass an area of the community with low rates of access to educate residents about low-cost broadband options and your organization’s services
- Device donation drive – collect and refurbish used desktops and laptops to disseminate to program participants
- One-day workshop related to a specific technology training need in your community (e.g. smartphones, cloud applications, computer basics)
- Resume rally – help people learn how to create a resume and search online for job openings
- Open house – to promote the work of your organization to the community and key stakeholders
- Internet enrollment event – partner with a low-cost internet service provider to get people signed up for affordable broadband
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Lead: Shauna Edson, Salt Lake City Public Library
Laura Breeden, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Bruce Clark, Digital Charlotte
Abby Cox, Jefferson-Madison Regional Library
Lorena Cuffy, Jesse Jackson Digital Inclusion Fellow
Cari DelMariani, Kramden Institute, Inc.
Andrew Doan, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Katherine Eppler, San Francisco Public Library
Norma Fernandez, EveryoneOn
Rebecca Gibbons, City of Portland
Kami Griffiths, Community Technology Network
Matthew Kopel, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Angela Siefer, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Matthew Timberlake, Multnomah County Library