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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Samantha & Bianca at Harvard


Samantha & Bianca drop some science on us by RubyJi, uploaded from flickr.
Samantha Velez and Bianca Ramos talked about what it's like for them as sixteen year olds in High School having to work 35 hours a week and go to school where half their class has already dropped out of school.

I was very impressed with these two young women and I'm glad they came to Harvard to speak at the Berkman/Sunlight meeting on Political Information in an Internet era.

in the midst of seeing all the new and exciting web and wiki initiatives, hearing from them about what needs to be done at a local. gave us a much needed perspective.

I see there is a snowball microphone there and hope that the recording of their talk gets posted to the net for a greater audience to hear.

I hope they get to go to SXSW.


Geek parade 1 by RubyJi

John Palfrey: Sunlight Foundation event on MLK, Jr., Day at HLS
Ethan Zuckerman:
- Ten democracy projects in seventy minutes
- Introducing MAPLight to the Berkman/Sunlight conference
- Local online organizing at the Sunlight Foundation meeting
David Weinberger: Cool Democracy Tools
Dan Gillmor: Political Watchdogging

Tag: berkmansunlight

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:07 AM

    Alas, a technical "error" on my part prevented the talk from being recorded. For a podcast from Samantha about her participation in the IT Leadership Academy, link to my blog at http://digitalnativesct.blogspot.com/2007/01/listening-to-student-voices.html

    If it's up to these two self-determined learners, they'll be going to more conferences and offering stories about their experiences, which they hope can "change minds."

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  2. Anonymous10:13 AM

    Alas, a technical "error" on my part prevented the talk from being recorded. For a podcast from Samantha about her participation in the IT Leadership Academy, link to my blog at Digital Natives & Digital Immigrants

    If it's up to these two self-determined learners, they'll be going to many more conferences and offering stories about their experiences, which they hope can "change minds." They also expect to be "adjunct faculty" at several summer institutes in the Boston area.

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