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METRO Webinar: Preventing Digital Discrimination – How Libraries, Archives, and Their Allies Can Ensure Access and Equity
May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
If these past two years have proved anything, it’s that having reliable access to the internet is a necessity. And yet access to the internet is far from assured in many homes across the country.
For this and so many other reasons, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act signed last November includes a directive to “ensure that all people of the United States benefit from equal access” to broadband. Under the aegis of the FCC, the real work begins: how do we define digital discrimination? How can we address it in all of its forms, from bias in search engine results to access to the internet in the first place?
This online panel discussion seeks to address these questions and more. Please join us to hear from our speakers, Dr. Colin Rhinesmith, Founder and Director of the newly-established Center for Digital Equity Research at Metropolitan New York Library Council and Dr. Jon Gant Dean and Professor, North Carolina Central University School of Library and Information Sciences. Davis Erin Anderson, Director of Programs and Partnerships will moderate.
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