Date: POSTPONED. Date TBD
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Tuition: $20 before Oct. 29, $25 after
In order to develop a sustainable strategy to address the educational, economic, and civic engagement problems created by the digital divide in any community, it is a best practice to bring together collaborators from the public, non-profit, and private sectors that are already addressing these issues. Want to know more about the intersection of online media and digital inclusion? Facebook and Twitter are seemingly inescapable. And what about all these hashtags? What does it all mean? Within our faith-based communities, who has access to the Internet? Why do many congregations still send printed versions of their bulletins through “snail mail” and via e-mail? We’ll explore data to demonstrate broadband access gaps and needs in the community. We’ll learn how Temple Beth-El has worked with its congregants to use social media.
DeAnne Cuellar is a digital equity advocate and communications strategist from San Antonio. She co-founded the Media Justice League with the Office of Communication, Inc., and grassroots organizations in San Antonio, advocating media justice and digital inclusion for historically underrepresented communities. She blogs about music, media, and technology on mikkawerks.com and is a freelance photographer published in print and electronic media. With 10+ years of project management and political consulting experience, she works to improve the quality and quantity of media coverage and equitable Internet access for all Texans.
Rabbi Marina Yergin began her rabbinic career at Temple Beth-El in July 2015, having been ordained at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati in May. She attended the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, receiving a BA in Hebrew, Sociology and Jewish Studies, with a minor in Leadership. She grew up in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, where she was active at Beth Tikvah Congregation. She has a deep passion about education for all ages, especially teens and young adults. She worked as a chaplain at Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati and at Hillel at Miami University. Rabbi Yergin and her husband, Dave, welcomed their first child, Trevor, in early 2018.