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Tuesday, May 4 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Digital Equity in Maryland and Beyond

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Though highlighted by COVID-19, digital inequities have long plagued cities and rural areas alike. Lack of infrastructure, high monthly fees and hardware costs, and limited access to digital skills training leave millions of people without equitable access to education, job opportunities, civic information, and other resources that many people take for granted. Further, these divides often fall along racial and socioeconomic lines, compounding other inequities. Join John Courie, Kenrick Gordon, John Horrigan, Seema Iyer and Lo Smith to learn about the barriers to digital equity, its impacts, and what libraries and other organizations can do to address both the immediate needs and the underlying structural issues.
This program is worth 2 contact hours of continuing education.

Speakers
avatar for John Courie, M.Sc.

John Courie, M.Sc.

IT Manager, Caroline County Public Library
(he/him)
avatar for Kenrick Gordon, P.E.

Kenrick Gordon, P.E.

Director, Governor’s Office of Rural Broadband
(he/him)
avatar for Lo Smith, MLS

Lo Smith, MLS

Coordinator of Digital Equity and Emerging Tech, Enoch Pratt Free Library
(they/them)
avatar for Seema Iyer, Ph.D.

Seema Iyer, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Jacob France Institute
Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance-Jacob France Institute, University of Baltimore(she/her)


Tuesday May 4, 2021 9:00am - 11:00am EDT
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