Past Event

Virtual Town Hall: Bridging the Digital Divide during COVID-19

April 29, 2020
6:30 PM
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Join Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer in a virtual discussion on technology disparities and possible solutions that increase access, expand outreach, and best equip communities for future disasters. 

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Panelists Include: 

  • Clayton Banks, Co-Founder and CEO of Silicon Harlem
  • Noel Hidalgo, Executive Director of BetaNYC 
  • Nilsa Orama, Chair of Manhattan Community Board 11 
  • Desmond Patton, Assoc. Prof. of Social Work and Assoc. Dean of Curriculum Innovation and Academic Affairs; Columbia University School of Social Work 

Moderated by: 

  • Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer 

Sponsored by: 

  • BetaNYC
  • Columbia University Office of Government and Community Affairs 
  • Columbia University School of Social Work; SafeLab
  • Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
  • Manhattan Community Board 11 
  • Silicon Harlem 
  • West Harlem Development Corporation 


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