The Internet can be a powerful tool for communication, education, and
creativity. But many people cannot take advantage of this resource
because of financial barriers, disabilities, low-literacy, and limited
Help us develop practical solutions to end this digital divide by making the Internet, hardware, software, and services affordable and accessible for everyone.
The Oakland Digital Inclusion Summit will be held on
Friday, February 15, 2008 from 10am to 6pm at Laney College Theater,
900 Fallon Street, Oakland, CA.
Registration is F-R-E-E! http://media-alliance.stores.yahoo.net/intomac6hrm.
In the morning,
hip-hop historian and community activist Davey D will give a keynote
and moderate a panel called "Bridging the Gap: How Communities Attack
the Digital Divide."
"Bridging the Gap" panelists include:
* Davey D (moderator)
* David Glover: Executive Director, OCCUR, Eastmont Computing Center
* Laura Valdez: Executive Director, Caminos Pathways
* Xavier Leonard: Executive Director, Heads on Fire
* Cynthia Mackey: Member, Mayor Dellum's Citizen's Task Force
* Craig Settles: President, Successful.com, Author
In the afternoon, Be The Media Publisher David Mathison will moderate a session called "Creating Platforms for Success." This panel will be videotaped and aired here. It is the second part of our two-part video series on COMMUNITY INTERNET. Part One of the video series can be seen here.
"Creating Platforms for Success" panelists include:
* David Mathison (moderator)
* Esme Vos: Founder, Muniwireless.com
* Sascha Meinrath: Executive Director, CUWiN
* Dr Faye McNair-Knox: Executive Director, One East Palo Alto
* Ken Gordon: IT Manager, City of Oakland
* Greg Epler Wood: Vermont Triple Play Ownership Project
Learn how to create your own Community Internet
See chapter 19 of BE THE MEDIA: