Thu, Sep 23 | Zoom

Race and Digital Inequity: The Impact on Poor Communities of Color

Join the Michelson 20MM Foundation, the California Community Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Southern California Grantmakers to explore the intersectionality of the digital divide and the racism entrenched in this issue with extraordinary digital equity leaders.
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Race and Digital Inequity: The Impact on Poor Communities of Color

Time & Location

Sep 23, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
Zoom

About the Event

Digital inequity continues to perpetuate intergenerational poverty among poor communities of color by disenfranchising them, limiting their access to health care and education, and stifling economic opportunity and growth. Black and Latino students are 30 to 40 percent more likely to have limited access to the internet, while 68 percent of Americans living on rural tribal lands don’t have access to broadband.

Join the Michelson 20MM Foundation, the California Community Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Southern California Grantmakers for their next Connecting California event, "Race and Digital Inequity: The Impact on Poor Communities of Color." The program will feature extraordinary digital equity leaders who will explore the intersectionality of the digital divide and the racism entrenched in this issue.

Speakers Include:  

DEANNE CUELLAR Texas State Program Director, Older Adults Technology Services  

HERNAN GALPERIN Associate Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication  

REBECCA KAUMA Economic and Digital Inclusion Program Manager, City of Long Beach  

TRACI MORRIS Executive Director, American Indian Policy Institute, Arizona State University  

Connecting California is brought to you by Alya and Gary Michelson, the Michelson 20MM Foundation, and Michelson Philanthropies.  

Special Thanks to Foundation Partners:

  • California Community Foundation
  • Silicon Valley Community Foundation
  • Southern California Grantmakers

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