*Digital Inclusion Week - Panel Discussions

Call to Action: Digital Equity in San Francisco Now
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Listen to experts from both the private and public sectors discuss the challenges of digital inclusion and their efforts in addressing them. Facilitated by Community Technology Network.

Call to Action: Digital Equity in San Francisco Now

Join us for speakers and panel discussions on the importance of making universal broadband access and digital literacy a reality in San Francisco. With more than 150,000 people in San Francisco still lacking high speed internet at home and more than twice that number who aren’t proficient at using their digital devices, there is still work to be done.

Connectivity is a basic necessity and without it many people cannot access public services, communicate with their friends and family, conduct business or complete homework assignments. Those of us who have access and skills can take this access for granted.  

This event kicks off Digital Inclusion Week (May 8-13) and will include speakers from both the private and public sectors  and engaging panel discussions focusing on digital inclusion and how the lack of internet access and digital skills is holding some people back. You will learn what’s possible in a society that is fully connected and find out what you can do to make an impact on your community. 

The program:

MC: Mariko Davidson from Microsoft
  • Supervisor Mark Farrell speaking on municipal fiber
  • Internet Service Providers (ISPs) panel with Comcast, AT&T, Webpass, and Monkeybrains
  • Moderator: former Supervisor Eric Mar
  • Non Profits Organizations panel with panelists from BAVC, Self Help for the Elderly, Women's Building and The Arc
  • Moderator: Kami Griffiths, Executive Director of Community Technology Network
  • Q&A
  • Wrap-up: What's possible when everyone is connected?
  • Networking lunch

Please register here (registration is not required but encouraged).

Related Displays (Lower Level, Library Cafe Wall Display Case):

  1. Life Got Wider: Meanings Associated with the Computer Use of Older Adults
  2. Freedom 2017

SFPL offers free computer and technology classes. Learn anything from computer comfort to coding! Sign up for our monthly e-newsletter and class schedule.

Connect with Tech Week is a citywide initiative comprised of events spearheaded by the San Francisco Public Library.

Upcoming Events

Friends of Library Poetry Readings Night
Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 6:30 pm
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room
Book a Librarian
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 2:00 pm
Glen Park, Glen Park General Floor Area
California Telephone Access Program
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 3:00 pm
Potrero, Potrero Meeting Room

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Upcoming Classes

Girls Who Code
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2:00 pm
Sunset, Sunset Children's Area
Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2:00 pm
Ortega, Ortega Meeting Room
Computer Help for Adults/Seniors
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 2:00 pm
Sunset, Sunset Teen's Area

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*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

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