Upcoming MN Conference on Community Internet Space for People who are Homeless

Thanks to the sponsors (Open Access Connections) for the heads up on the following event. Open Access Connections was formerly known as Twin Cities Community Voice Mail. (I didn’t know the new name so I thought mentioning the connection might help it click for others too.) I think their name change is interesting – and the event will be too. I recognize it’s in the Twin Cities – but I think the report will be of interest to all; I’m hoping I’ll be able to access it soon after the meeting and will plan to recap for readers…

Open Access Connections along with other organizations (see list below) are sponsoring an event regarding internet access by people who are homeless. I was wondering if this event could be listed in your blog. Many of the sponsors are statewide organizations. Below is information for the event:

Open Access Connections, community partners and sponsors invite you to the release of an important new research report:

Community Internet Space for people who are homeless
Why we need a new approach
How we can make it happen

Monday, June 20, 2011
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Communications Workers of America Hall
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. Research was done with support from the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) at the University of Minnesota. Homeless individuals will share their experiences during the gathering.

Please RSVP, contact  info@openacessconnections.org
or call (651) 621-2494

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

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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