Festival Highlight: Discovering Technology: Bridging the Digital Divide at Bread for the City


The Benevolent Media Festival is a celebration of Washington, D.C.’s community of storytellers and designers dedicated to social and environmental good. Members of the community who identify as “benevolent media creators” are invited to host and organize their own lectures, workshops, performances, networking events or other activities, located at multiple venues across the city, that compel audiences to care about a cause, take action on an issue, or promote a point of view through strategic and inspiring multimedia. The events are scheduled for November 4-7, 2011.

What: Panel Discussion

When: Saturday November 5, 2011 12:00pm- 5:00pm

Where: Bread For the City Northwest 1525 7th St NW, 20001


A full set of sessions open to locally-focused, tech-minded participants (but geared towards those who may be new to computers!) who are exploring opportunities to bring broadband into communities in the District of Columbia. Including: a panel on the DC Community Access Network, workshops on community wireless network building, a conversation about Open 211, a "Discotech" technology discovery fair, creative explorations of what the internet looks like, and more.