Registration Now Open Atlanta, GA September 20-23, 2017

2017 Tapia Conference

Grassroots Mentoring: Creating Communities to Succeed in Technology

Friday, September 22, 2017 — 10:45AM - 12:15PM



With the challenges that face the world, Technology has been at the forefront of innovation and change. The problem is that many communities don’t have access to technology to become part of the innovation. While many are still trying to solve the diversity issues, many of us are working at the grassroots level to close the digital divide. This panel will site various efforts on how Grassroots Mentoring is helping communities to succeed in technology through innovative and creative initiatives at the local level. Many of us are collaborating, supporting and driving change in smaller more impactful local communities. Join Rose Robinson, Jose Marquez-Leon, Darlene Gillard and Elizabeth Bautista in an engaging conversation about how true change happens at the local level.

Moderator:
Rosario Robinson, Anita Borg Institute

Panelists:
Jose A. Marquez-Leon, Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association (LISTA)
Darlene Gillard Jones, digitalundivided (DID)
Elizabeth Bautista, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory