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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.  

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Bill Callahan

Director, Connect Your Community Institute
He/him. Director of Connect Your Community Institute (CYC) in Cleveland and Ashtabula, Ohio. Started working on neighborhood initiatives for digital inclusion in Cleveland in 1996. Former Research and Policy Director (2016-2020) and now Senior Policy Advisor for NDIA.  Talk to me... Read More →
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Tianca Crocker

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Hi! I\\'m a researcher, advocate, and educator focused on understanding the impact of digital inclusion on economically disadvantaged populations and how we can work together to create space for equitable economic growth through the digital economy.
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Angela Siefer

executive director, NDIA
Angela Siefer is the executive director of the National Digital Inclusion Alliance. Angela has been working in the field we now call digital inclusion since 1997. From physically setting up computer labs in underserved areas and managing local digital inclusion programs to consulting... Read More →

Tuesday April 17, 2018 9:00am - 1:00pm CDT
Cleveland Public Library's Louis Stokes Wing - 2nd Floor, Room B