Amid the ongoing pandemic, we’ve all been pushed to conduct our daily lives online. The digital inequities in rural and urban areas of our state are now more urgent to address than ever before. There have been efforts to get more devices into the hands of students and families and to build the capacity of small businesses and nonprofits to do their work virtually. Connectivity grants have helped to deliver more hot spots along with other short- and long-term solutions for home internet access. There’s a lot more to do bridge the digital divide and build more equitable and thriving communities.
Join Philanthropy Colorado to explore and discuss efforts to move toward greater digital literacy and inclusion among our students/families, businesses/organizations and communities as a whole. We’ll be joined by:
- Katherine Keegan, Office of Future Work, Colorado Dept. of Labor and Employment
- Caitlin Cain and Christa Vinson, Digital Inclusion, Rural LISC
- Roberto Paniagua and Carla Decker, Summit Family Intercultural Resource Center
- Eric Thayer, Southern Ute Indian Tribe
- Chelsea Carver, United for Schools, Mile High United Way
- Shannon Jahn, Denver Economic Development & Opportunity, City and County of Denver