Digital Inclusion Week Symposium (Online) | 10:00 AM, October 7

Description: During Digital Inclusion Week 2020, DIPNJ is looking to bring together individuals from NJ’s state and municipal governments; public interest groups; and digital inclusion practitioners to

(1) educate on the nature and complexity of digital inequity,

(2) build a culture of true digital inclusion in the state, and

(3) make the case for the creation of a digital inclusion body at the state level.

The Agenda:

  • Welcome/A Brief Introduction to Digital Inclusion
  • Micro-Lectures: The Many Considerations of Digital Inclusion
    • The Digital Divide and Education

Allison Strobel | Chief of Staff | Jersey City Housing Authority

    • Refurbished Devices: Considerations and Roadblocks

Mike Brown | Strategic Director | Laptop Upcycle

    • The Universal Need for Tech Support

Sierra Harvey | Director, Student Experience | Per Scholas

    • Refugee Youth in NJ: Bridging the Digital Divide

Claire Balani | Education Programs Manager | New Jersey Office for Refugees | International Rescue Committee

Jas Verem | Education and Learning Supervisor | New Jersey Resettlement Office | International Rescue Committee

    • Digital Inclusion in State Government

BroadbandUSA/NTIA

    • Digital Inclusion and the CARES Act

Annemarie C. Uebbing | Director, Community Planning and Development Office | U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • The Town Hall: Opening the floor for 2-3 minute shares
  • Community Resources and Closing Remarks

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Please RSVP HERE.