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Digitally Divided: Inequities in Education - Shared screen with speaker view
Rivard Report
19:53
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Rivard Report
21:17
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Rivard Report
28:52
Wow!
Bob Hotard
29:08
Amazing and wonderful
Rivard Report
34:21
Strong feedback from one of our attendees. “WiFi needs to be treated as a text book.”
Ana Acevedo
39:04
Thank you, Dr. Ortiz, for helping flip the narrative of poverty and the culture of poverty.
Melissa Harnish
39:59
Bridging the divide is a family tree changer...
Melissa Harnish
41:11
My son just graduated he is going to change our family tree.. 1st generation college ❤️
Robert Rivard
46:01
Really strong panel today. Thank you, everyone, for your community service and your participation today. Emily, good job, as always!
Ana Acevedo
47:37
Parking lots are great. However, it still isn't idea to have to work in a hot car with nowhere to keep your device charged. We need more community spaces that can offer inside, socially distant digital opportunities.
Ana Acevedo
47:51
*ideal
Melissa Harnish
48:28
any many like myself have no car. And public transportation isn't ideal with covid to get somewhere.
Linda Papayanopolus
52:35
Who can really do their homework in a car? ...without a steady writing surface, or lighting, etc..
Melissa Harnish
52:55
yes Linda agree
Linda Papayanopolus
57:16
Not having internet access is not having access to services...that is so right!! Without internet access, folks cannot apply for COVID relief programs, unemployment, stimulus payments, ,etc.
Linda Papayanopolus
01:00:31
Amen Dalia!!!
Bob Hotard
01:00:40
Wow a law that’s 15 years old - that’s ancient in tech years. Time to get that changed. Telecoms are more interested in streaming content these days . . .
Lindsey Carnett
01:00:51
^^^
Ann Parker
01:02:47
such a good point, Dalia. we must be sure we don’t continue to exacerbate the divide.
Tracy Talavera
01:04:09
The understanding that many children are their own advocates and need mentors to help them navigate their own education is true for children of first generation immigrants.
Ann Parker
01:04:53
would Alamo Heights’ parents tolerate making their students go to a parking lot to access the internet? Doubtful.
Melissa Harnish
01:05:31
ALAMO Heights parents have lots of low income.
Melissa Harnish
01:05:57
The high income folks wouldn't go to a parking lot.
Linda Papayanopolus
01:06:28
WestCare Texas recognized this huge gap in service and quickly established a COVID-19 Digital Resource Hub to provide community members with access to computers, printers, and internet service so they could apply for COVID relief programs online. The Digital Resource Hub, easily accessible at Ella Austin Community Center, is open every Wednesday from 9a-4p for individuals to come in and apply for assistance with housing, utilities, food, unemployment benefits, stimulus checks, and much more.
Melissa Harnish
01:07:02
Problem with Alamo Heights folks many don't understand the struggle..unless they have struggled
Helen Holdsworth
01:07:39
Please don't make assumptions about people based on their zip code or neighborhood.
Melissa Harnish
01:07:48
I am in Alamo Heights so I speak from experience
Ann Parker
01:08:02
mea culpa.
Melissa Harnish
01:08:10
I am in the zip code
Melissa Harnish
01:09:47
You need help you need to speak up and ask. Alamo Heights High school tries to help I must say.
Tracy Talavera
01:10:32
Amazing job, Mel!
Lindsey Carnett
01:15:45
Did it freeze?
Tracy Talavera
01:16:15
Laura for the win!
Lindsey Carnett
01:16:22
^^^!!!!
Bob Hotard
01:17:35
Time for Robert to pay for better service at RR. Haha Or time for us to donate more!!;)
Melissa Harnish
01:17:40
SAC will have laptop access but you must be registered etc. or no computer. my son has the issue of no computer access to finish
Melissa Harnish
01:18:42
I reached out to his HS college counselor asking for help. No response yet.
Melissa Harnish
01:20:48
We also need printers at home besides a computer.
Henrietta Munoz
01:21:58
Happy to help as best we can!! From United Way of San Antonio.
Tracy Talavera
01:26:45
Yes, Brian! It takes everyone's participation in being a part of the solution!
Stephanie García
01:26:50
Thank you to the Rivard Report for hosting. Great sharing of knowledge and ideas amongst all panelists.
Stephanie García
01:27:06
Education = Workforce Development and Economic Development as a whole
Katlyn Alves
01:27:24
This has been an excellent panel. Thank you to all who participated and put this together! Yes, we all own this!
Bob Hotard
01:27:47
Agree Stephanie. Thanks RR! Great panel and information.
Ruben Guerrero
01:28:04
Well said, Brian.
Melissa Harnish
01:28:04
I agree we all need to help where we can always.❤️
Melissa Harnish
01:29:38
Mr. Ortiz you are a great man. You understand.
Linda Papayanopolus
01:29:49
Yes, we need internet providers to be a the table in these conversations!
Rivard Report
01:30:11
UP Partnership Equity Pledge: https://uppartnership.org/equitable-recovery/,
Melissa Harnish
01:30:55
Maybe donate computers,pay someone's internet? Or share
Ann Parker
01:32:15
Wow a law that’s 15 years old - that’s ancient in tech years. Time to get that changed.
Ann Parker
01:32:33
advocate for change.
Melissa Harnish
01:32:45
yes Ann
Linda Papayanopolus
01:32:58
WestCare Texas is here to help as well (210) 224-2351 ext 160
Melissa Harnish
01:33:22
Linda what is WestCare?
Ann Parker
01:33:53
yay, Mel!
Tracy Talavera
01:33:58
Yes, Mel! Never stop advocating!
Henrietta Munoz
01:34:00
Well said Mel!!
Kassie Kelly
01:34:01
You’re a rockstar, Mel! Wonderful advice.
RC Buford
01:34:02
Go Mel!!!!
Stephanie García
01:34:11
Great advice MEL !!
Kolette Palacios
01:34:11
Here here Mel!
Melissa Harnish
01:34:27
We need to stand up for ourselves and others!!
Eliana Mijangos-Brown
01:34:47
Mel- a true leader and change agent!
Melissa Harnish
01:34:48
Thank you everyone
Donnie Whited
01:34:56
Yes. Say something! Call people out. Get in Good Trouble!
Dalia Flores Contreras, CEP, she/her/hers
01:35:10
Mel thank you for being in this space and sharing your voice! Out student voice is #1
Linda Papayanopolus
01:35:11
WestCare Texas is a non-profit located at Ella Austin Community Center. Nationally, WestCare is in 19 states and 4 american Territories, and is the largest behavioral health and substance abuse provider
Melissa Harnish
01:35:12
Good trouble❤️