AMP Blog: digital justice

SEPT 19: “Data DiscoTech” event to explore the impact of open data on grassroots communities

In partnership with the Detroit People Platform and the Detroit Digital Justice Coalition, presents the “Data DiscoTech.” This event will explore the potential benefits of open data to grassroots communities. The event is open to the public and will take place on September 19th, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Samaritan Behavioral Center (5555 Conner St.).

Check out the new Re(Building) Technology Zine and read an excerpt!

The Detroit Community Technology Project, in partnership with the Open Technology Institute, presents the Re(Building) Technology Zine, a collection of tools, stories and practices that support the growth and development of the community technology movement.

Jenny Lee to present at Netroots Nation

AMP Executive Director Jenny Lee will present on July 19 at the Netroots Nation conference. The topic of the presentation is "48217: What One of the Country’s Most Polluted Zip Codes Can Teach Us about Environmental and Digital Justice"

The Detroit Future Media Guide to Digital Literacy

The Detroit Future Media Guide to Digital Literacy is out! This beautifully designed guide presents reflections and resources from three years of media-based organizing for community revitalization through the Detroit Future Media program.

The 72-page guidebook introduces the concept of "digital literacy" and its role in community revitalization. It provides a history of the Detroit Future Media program and its impact, core ideas, program structure, and curriculum samples for you to use and adapt.

APPLY | Digital Stewards to deploy wireless mesh technology in Detroit

The Digital Stewards 2014 training program will focus on wireless mesh technology. Wireless mesh networks are local "intranets" that allow neighbors to share Internet connections and develop applications to support community problem-solving. Through this program, you will assess your community’s technology needs and then learn how to facilitate the design, construction, and maintenance of a wireless mesh network in your neighborhood.