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NDIA Webinar: Digital Inclusion 101
National Digital Inclusion Week Event: Tues, Oct 4 – 2:00 – 3:00pm

Description: Digital Inclusion practitioners have been working to end the digital divide for decades. Digital inclusion is a multifaceted issue that takes time to understand and NDIA is here to help set the stage for what you need to know!

Register here: https://bit.ly/NDIA-DI101Oct4


NDIA Webinar: Affordability & Trust: Tips for Impactful Digital Inclusion Work
National Digital Inclusion Week Event: Weds, Oct 5 – 2:00 – 3:00pm

Description: Join us as we discuss the implications of EveryoneOn’s recent national research and NDIA’s digital equity guides and toolkits, including an introduction to some new resources!

Register Here: https://bit.ly/NDIA-Tips4DIworkOct5


DIPNJ Spotlight: Five Years Bridging Digital Divides at JCHA
National Digital Inclusion Week Event: Thurs, Oct 6 – 12:00 – 1:00pm

Description: For Digital Inclusion Week 2022, DIPNJ is proud to highlight the ongoing work of the Jersey City Housing Authority to Bridge the Digital Divide. Since joining the ConnectHomeUSA initiative in 2018, JCHA has partnered with local and national organizations to provide HA residents and housing choice voucher holders with device distributions, digital literacy training, high-speed internet connectivity options, tech career workforce trainings, virtual resource sharing, and more.

JCHA’s story of dedication & perseverance through the past 5 years — including though a pandemic and funding uncertainties — serves as a vibrant showcase for all community organizations interested in digital inclusion work.

Register below to hear from staff and service partners who helped make this possible and ask questions of the presenters. Registration is required for the Zoom link.

Register Here: https://bit.ly/JCHA-SpotlightOct6


Past Events

Collaborative Crowdsourcing to Define NJ Digital Equity Gap | July 14, 2022

Description: Following on our robust discussion with Frank Gaffney at the New Jersey (NJ) Board of Public Utilities (BPU) about the development of the NJ Broadband Task Force to administer Federal Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment Digital Equity Act (BEAD/DEA) funds, DIPNJ needs to help define what the digital equity gap looks like in NJ, highlight specific interventions/strategies that have been successful, and develop a priority list of future initiatives that can help lead to full, sustainable digital inclusion. 

To do this, we need to hear from organizations committed to digital inclusion–libraries, housing authorities, education and training providers, rural organizations and others–to bring their perspectives to inform the discussion.

This will be a collaborative/crowdsourcing type event, first using a google Jamboard to share important questions, and will then use Padlet to share relevant resources.


DIPNJ Annual Symposium | October 7 2021

New Jersey’s Progress Toward Digital Inclusion • Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz

Description: Senator M. Teresa Ruiz provided an update on New Jersey’s progress to digital inclusion, and Newark Trust for Education Executive Director Ronald Chaluisán Batlle discussed the need to maintain the urgency for digital inclusion beyond the pandemic. Each presenter engaged in a robust Q&A session with attendees.

View the Symposium presentation materials and recording here.

Digital Inclusion: A National Perspective | October 6, 2021

Description: Hear from the National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) about the federal infrastructure bill and discuss national and regional best practices. Presented by Digital Inclusion Practitioners of New Jersey (DIPNJ) and Technology Learning Collaborative of Philadelphia (TLC).

A Look Ahead: Lasting Changes in Digital Inclusion, Post-Pandemic | June 17, 2021

Description: What changes brought on by the pandemic are here to stay? What changes still need to be made? Three panelists, each representing either Education, Workforce Development or Senior Services will share their views on the future of digital inclusion.

A Look Back: How Has the Pandemic Changed Digital Inclusion? | May 20, 2021

Description: How has COVID-19 impacted the people you serve, from a digital inclusion standpoint?  In this meeting, join the DIPNJ community to talk about the changes (good and bad) you have noticed in digital services, and the adoption of digital life within the populations that you serve. We will also be developing questions to pose to a panel of subject matter experts in our June meeting.

Digital Inclusion Week Symposium (Online) | October 7, 2020

Description: During Digital Inclusion Week 2020, DIPNJ is looking to bring together individuals from New Jersey’s state and municipal governments; public interest groups; and digital inclusion practitioners to discuss the many facets of digital inclusion.

 

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