S2 E22 – The Digital Divide

In our 22nd Zoomcast (September 10, 2020) we host a panel discussion on The Digital Divide – a vital issue for seniors. Panel Moderator, Penny Goldsmith is the author of Storming the Digital Divide: the PovNet Story, and a member of the 411 Seniors Centre Issues Committee. Prior to the panel discussion she introduces Nicky Dunlop and Kate Fish of the online anti-poverty community PovNet.
Penny welcomes each of the following panel members:
  • Two 411 Seniors’ Centre board members. Patsy Craig outlines technological challenges faced by seniors, and David Handelman talks about efforts to provide free computers to low income seniors.
  • Bella Coola Elder Mary Mack describes difficulties faced by seniors in remote communities and overcomes some of the challenges of long-distance virtual communications.
  • Viveka Ellis of the B.C. Poverty Reduction Coalition addresses human rights aspects of the digital divide.
  • Erin Knight of OpenMedia.org stresses the importance of political action and encourages listeners to get involved at openmedia.org.

Special thanks to Penny Goldsmith, our Digital Divide panel Moderator and all of the panelists.

Hosted by Charlotte ‘Sista C’ Ferrell. Sponsored by the 411 Seniors Centre Society and the City of Vancouver.

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