Past Meetup

Bridging the Tech Divide in Latinx LA

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90 people went

verynice

1335 Willow St · Los Angeles, CA

How to find us

verynice is located at the corner of Mateo and Willow Streets, down from Zinc Cafe & across from Blue Bottle Coffee. Look for the smiley face! There should be street parking or you can park in nearby lots (around $10), in blue on the image below.

Location image of event venue

Details

Technology is everywhere and everything, yet, more than 24% households in LA don't have an internet connection at home. What's called the digital divide overwhelmingly impacts low-income Latinx immigrants. Given this challenge – How can nonprofits and the tech sector innovate together to solve this problem and most importantly connect to more users?

Panelists:
Maegan E. Ortiz, Executive Director, Instituto de Educación Popular del Sur de California (IDEPSCA) (http://idepsca.org/)
Rocío López, Manager of Community Partnerships, Common Sense Latino (http://www.commonsensemedia.org/latino)
Susie Beltrán Grimm, Early Learning Manager, PBS SoCal (https://www.pbssocal.org/)
Camila Uchoa, Senior Information Architect

Moderator: Norma E. Fernandez, Chief Programs Officer, EveryoneOn (https://everyoneon.org/)

And Hernan Galperin, Associate Professor and Director, Annenberg Research Network on International Communication, will provide a (very quick) snapshot of digital inequalities in LA.

Co-presented with We'll Talk: UX (https://www.meetup.com/NELAUX/)