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Friday, July 12 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Digital Inclusion and Community Media

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Community Media has long been at the forefront of technology inclusion, initially teaching people how to use video cameras to have their stories told on cable TV. With the advent of the Internet, it’s difficult to find a life-task that does not require some level of broadband connectivity and digital literacy as digital skills now underpin nearly every aspect of work and life. Yet many people are being left behind. How is community media addressing digital inclusion in today’s world? What are successful models for ensuring that technology is used as social inclusion?

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Shauna Edson

Digital Inclusion Coordinator, Salt Lake City Public Library
Shauna is the Digital Inclusion Coordinator at The Salt Lake City Public Library. She leads the library’s digital inclusion initiative, the Tech League, and works with library staff and community partners to create long-term digital inclusion programming in the communities the Library’s... Read More →
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Mary Beth Henry

Mary Beth Henry is a Digital Equity/Broadband Advocate and the former Director of the City of Portland’s Office for Community Technology and Mt Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, where she initiated and oversaw development of Portland’s Broadband Strategic Plan and the county-wide... Read More →
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Nandini Ranganathan

Executive Director, Professor, Make+Think+Code@PNCA
Nandini Ranganathan is the founder and Executive Director of Make+Think+Code, a technology-focussed research institute, lab, and studio that brings together members of Portland's vibrant creative, tech, civic, and educational communities to explore the powerful role that creativity... Read More →
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Seth Ring

Director of Education, MetroEast Community Media
Seth is a local Oregonian with passion for nature and civic engagement. A field biologist, turned filmmaker, at Montana State’s Science and Natural History Filmmaking M.F.A. program, he joined community media because of its power to captivate hearts and minds. He spearheaded MetroEast’s... Read More →

ACM 2019 pptx

Friday July 12, 2019 10:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Broadway I/II