On the first Wednesday of every month, Teeniors' founder Trish Lopez and the NM Technology Council present a new discussion on Digital Inclusion, a monthly 1-hour conversation with panelists from different areas of our community - open and free to all.
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Digital Inclusion Peer Group (online)
1st Wed of every month @ 4:00pm (MST)
Feb 7, 2024: Coming up - Youth & Social Media
2023 Past Presentations
Introduction: What is Digital Inclusion? (Part 1)
with Teeniors founder, Trish Lopez (30 min + Q&A) | March 2023
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Digital Inclusion means access to the internet, to devices like computers and cell phones, as well as the understanding of how to use them. It also means access to jobs, education, social connection, and community. Yet too many people still experience a massive lack of access because of their income, age, abilities, language/culture, or place of residence. This issue exists across the country. Trish shares a brief history of that divide, successes in closing the gap, and ways we can create space for those who want to be included in learning to navigate the online world. Quick and easy to watch!
PAST EVENT: Dec, 2023
Digital Inclusion: Native Communities & Tribal Lands
Guest Speakers: Jonathan Sims and Stephine Poston
PAST EVENT: Nov, 2023
Digital Inclusion: Our Black Communities
Guest Speakers: Cathryn McGill and Ajani Smith
PAST EVENT: Oct, 2023
Digital Inclusion: Our Rural Communities
Guest Speakers: Jennifer Nevarez and Christie Ann Harvey
PAST EVENT: Sept, 2023
Digital Inclusion: How to Make Your Website More Accessible
Guest Speaker: Eli Fresquez, NM Civil Rights Attorney and Chair of City of Santa Fe Committee on Disability
PAST EVENT: August 2023
Digital Inclusion: Our Elder Community
Guest speakers discuss challenges older adults face with technology and overcoming struggles to adapt to our digital world.
PAST EVENT: June 2023
People with Disabilities & Different Abilities -
Guest speakers discussed inclusion and access for people with physical and mental abilities that differ from the norm.
PAST EVENT: May 2023
Digital Inclusion: People in Prison & Their Families
Experts discuss the prison industrial complex where private tech companies profit—unhindered by competition—from inmates who typically earn $0.15 - $0.95 cents an hour behind bars. Also discussed: NM correctional institutions who lack internet access altogether.
PAST EVENT: April 2023
Digital Inclusion: Immigrants in NM
This discussion centered on our-Spanish-speaking community who are building literacy, language, and tech skills so they can apply for jobs and succeed in their new culture. Email for recording