NEW REPORT TO BE RELEASED ON BRIDGING DIGITAL DIVIDE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HOMELESS

For many homeless people, their connection to the digital mainstream is tenuous at best.

Join Open Access Connections at a gathering when we release our report about bridging the digital divide for people who are homeless.

SAVE THE DATE:  Monday, June 20, 2011 – 1:30-4:30 p.m. – at the Communications Workers of America AFL-CIO Local 7200, 3521 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis.

The report looks at how people who are homeless are marginalized in accessing technology and the internet and describes a unique solution to this. With support from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota, Open Access Connections was able to do a major research report on how we could bring homeless people in from the cold and provide them with the communications tools that they need.

For more information about this event or to RSVP, contact info@openaccessconnections.org or call 651-621-2494. The event is free.

Sponsored by: Open Access Connections, Minnesota Center for Neighborhood Organizing, Main Street Project, Voice for Change, Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) of the University of Minnesota, Digital Inclusion Fund of the Minneapolis Foundation, Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, Free Geek Twin Cities, TransYouth Support Network, Alliance of the Streets, PC After Hours, MESH (Metro-wide Engagement for Shelter and Housing)