Digital Inclusion Week 2021

Digital Inclusion Week

October 4-8, 2021


What is Digital Inclusion Week?

Digital Inclusion Week is a nationally recognized campaign to promote digital equity across the country through local events and organizations. The week aims to raise awareness of solutions addressing home internet access, personal devices, and local technology training and support programs.


Proclamation

This year, Governor David Ige proclaimed October 4-8 Digital Inclusion Week to be recognized annually in Hawaii, as a time to prioritize digital equity and broadband access.


Digital Inclusion Week 2021 Events

Free, In-Person Computer Skills Training

The Workforce Development Council will host a free, in-person basic computer skills class to help participants “survive the internet age.” More information can be found at digitalreadyhawaii.org.

Date/Time: Saturday, October 2, 2021 from 1:30pm-4:30pm

Where: Aiea Library

Digital Inclusion: Equity Starts Local Panel

East-West Center’s Pacific Islands Development Program & Professional Development Program and the Hawai‘i Broadband Hui present “Digital Inclusion: Equity Starts Local Panel,” a virtual panel discussion on Zoom, covering what key community stakeholders are doing to achieve digital equity and achieve the goals set forth in the Digital Equity Declaration.

Panelists:

  • Brad Bennett, ‘Auamo Consultant LLC & ‘Auamo Collaborative
  • Kaala Souza, Author, Consultant, Motivational Speaker
  • Dr. Kelley Withy, UH John A Burns School of Medicine & Area Health Education Center (AHEC)
  • David Sun-Miyashiro, HawaiiKidsCAN

Moderators:

  • Burt Lum, Hawai‘i Broadband & Digital Equity Office, State of Hawaii, Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism
  • Dr. Mary Therese Hattori, Pacific Islands Development Program

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 5, 2021 from 11am-12pm

Where: Zoom (link will be provided following registration)

Register: http://go.hawaii.edu/sLP


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