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Digital Equity as Public Policy in the Trump Era

Mar 15, 2017

12:30pm – 1:30pm CT

Fifty-five million Americans don’t have high-speed internet at home. That's one out of every four households living without meaningful access to the web of information that we all rely on to navigate the modern world. This “digital divide” is a digital disaster. Americans want good jobs, better health care, and improved education. Today high-speed internet access is a necessity and not a luxury as it is increasingly how we find and connect to these opportunities. Maya Wiley—civil rights activist, former counsel to the Mayor of New York City and Vice President of Social Justice at The New School—tackles and examines these issues and opportunities for Digital Equity within this participatory session.

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Maya Wiley

The New School

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Solo

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Session

Track:

Social Impact

Level:

Intermediate