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% more likely to have limited access to the internet, while 68% of Americans living on rural tribal lands don’t have access to broadband.
Join the Michelson 20MM Foundation and our partners the California Community Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Southern California Grantmakers on September 23rd, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PST, for our 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.
SUPERVISOR HOLLY J. MITCHELL
Los Angeles County, 2nd District
Texas State Program Director, Older Adults Technology Services
Associate Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication
Economic and Digital Inclusion Program Manager, City of Long Beach
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 our Foundation Partners:
California Community Foundation
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Southern California Grantmakers
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