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SAVE-THE-DATE: Community Technology Event in Champaign-Urbana: March 19, 2011

Posted on Saturday, January 29, 2011 in Uncategorized

This e-mail is to announce the next Community Technology Event in
Champaign-Urbana.

Over 300 people have come to the last two meetings on this topic, held
November 5 and 6, 2010, and January 8, 2011.

The full record of these events is online for all to see:
http://eblackcu.net/portal/symposium

We need to continue this momentum and everyone’s voice and knowledge
MUST be shared and included

Join us March 19, 2011 at the Champaign Public Library for a public
event on Community Technology in Champaign-Urbana.

This event is from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and ALL are welcome.

There will be informational panels/discussions on
1) UC2B (http://www.uc2b.net);
2) a demonstration of the eBlackCU digital library
(http://www.eBlackCU.net), featuring over 30000 pages and 4 days of
audio/video on the local African-American experience;
3) jobs and technology
4) youth and technology
5) churches and technology

Followed by a discussion of the next steps in our community so that
everyone can make effective use of technology for community change.
EVERYONE needs to be part of the next steps!

Sign a manifesto to indicate your willingness to work together in
getting everyone in our community connected:
http://eblackcu.net/portal/manifesto

We will have computer stations set up for you to get an e-mail account
if you don’t have one; learn how to digitize information, bring in
your own material (scrapbooks, flyers, photographs) or digitize some
of the material we will have on site.