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Tuesday, April 17 • 9:00am - 1:00pm
Building Digital Inclusion Coalitions LIMITED

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The increasing realization that digital inequities restrict a community’s efforts to reach their goals has led to a striking number of communities creating community-wide digital inclusion coalitions. Up to this point, the efforts have largely been local with a minimum of national involvement. Interest in digital inclusion coalitions is spreading through networks of libraries, schools and nonprofits but there are many cities where these organizations either don't have the influence and experience needed to drive civic coalitions, or may themselves need grassroots community support and "demand" to stick their necks out with political leaders.

The activities in this workshop will be based upon NDIA’s Digital Inclusion Coalition Guidebook. The Guidebook includes strategies for developing and maintaining community-wide digital inclusion coalitions, common challenges, decision making structures and essential coalition members. The workshop activities will be structured to support building coalitions at all points in their development, from first steps to advanced strategies.  

Speakers
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Bill Callahan

Research and Policy Coordinaror, National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Wearing two hats... policy and research staff for NDIA, plus director of Connect Your Community in Cleveland, OH. Working on community initiatives for digital inclusion in Cleveland since 1996.
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Tianca Crocker

Fellow, NDIA
Hi! I'm a researcher and educator focused on understanding the impact of digital inclusion on economically disadvantaged populations and how we can work together to implement change. Let's talk about these interests, your ideas, or Survivor.
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Angela Siefer

Executive Director, NDIA
Angela envisions a world in which all members of society have the skills and the resources to use the Internet for the betterment of themselves and their communities. She is the Founder and Executive Director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance, a unified voice for local technology... Read More →