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Panel discussions with experts address challenges of digital inclusion

San Francisco Public Library teams up with 20+ organizations to help bridge the digital divide

WHAT: 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. This panel event kicks off Digital Inclusion Week (May 8-13). WHEN: Monday, May 8, 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. WHERE: Main Library, Koret Auditorium WHO:
  • Supervisor Mark Farrell
  • Mariko Davidson from Microsoft
  • Former Supervisor Eric Mar
  • Internet service providers panel with Comcast, AT&T, Webpass, and Monkeybrains
  • Nonprofit organizations BAVC, Self Help for the Elderly, Women's Building and The Arc
  • Kami Griffiths Executive Director of Community Technology Network
WHAT: Learn about 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. More information and a full list of 
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Digital Inclusion Week Radio PSA :15 seconds Got Tech? Take the next step! Visit the San Francisco Public Library and more than 20 partnering organizations for a week full of free events that promote online access and technology skill building. Digital Inclusion Week is May 8 – 13 and includes panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on trainings, a tech expo and digital device give-aways. Visit sfpl.org/DigitalInclusionWeek for more information and to view the complete schedule.
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May 10, 2017