Allied Media Projects Co-Director Jeanette Lee will present on Tuesday at the Council on Foundations Annual Conference on the topic of "Models for Broadband Adoption and Use."
The theme of the Council on Foundations Annual Conference is "Vision & Action" and the event "tackles today's top issues, assesses philanthropic investment risks, inspires innovation, and teaches the newest practices in creating effective and sustainable impact."
Jeanette will share lessons from the digital justice movement in Detroit and the impact of our two-year federal Broadband Technology Opportunities Fund grant.
Here's the details on the panel:
"Models for Broadband Adoption and Use: Tales from Three Cities"
Tuesday, April 9, 10:00 AM- 11:30 AM - Continental A, Lobby Level
Learn how to overcome barriers to broadband adoption and use such as cost, literacy, and relevance to daily life. Community leaders and funders from three cities will discuss the challenges they saw and the strategies they used to address these barriers with public and private funding.
Moderators: Charles Benton, Chairman, Benton Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Session Designers: Terry Mazany, President and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member, Charles Benton, Chairman, Benton Foundation, 2013 Annual Conference Task Force Member
Speakers: Helen Brunner, Director, Media Democracy Fund, Jeanette Lee, Co-Director, Allied Media Projects, Julia Stasch, Vice President, US Programs, John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Susana Vasquez, Executive Director, LISC Chicago, Scot Rourke, President and CEO, OneCommunity, Rosalind Strickland, Senior Director, Office of Civic Education Initiatives, Cleveland Clinic Foundation