[sf-lug] Fwd: Mission District Tech Connect event info

Christian Einfeldt einfeldt at gmail.com
Mon Apr 14 17:09:33 PDT 2008


I wanted forward this email to this list to remind people to please consider
showing up to the Mission Rec Center at 2450 Harrison Street in the Mission
on Saturday, April 26, 2008 from noon to 4 pm for a massive tech fair for
under-served residents of the Mission district.  I will be teaching a GIMP
class at the school from 12 to 2 pm on that day, so I can help with the set
up the day before, but I won't be able to be at the Mission Rec Center until
about 3 pm to help with the final hour and then breakdown.  There are going
to be literally hundreds of people at this event, and so it will be a great
opportunity to help place Free Software in front of people who can benefit
most from it.

_Important_!  Please note that several of the names on the list below are
from City Hall, and several of them are rather close to the Mayor.  This is
a chance to start to establish trust for FOSS inside City Hall.

People with Spanish fluency are especially encouraged to show up, since a
large number of the attendees will probably be most comfortable with

I would also like to request a sign up sheet be placed on the SF-LUG wiki
somewhere so that we will know who will be able to show up, and at what

We will be bringing our usual Gutsy pizza boxes from St. Anthony Foundation,
but we will need a device to receive wifi signals, as it is not clear if a
wired connection will be available.  Thanks in advance.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kari Gray <kehgray at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 9:40 AM
Subject: Mission District Tech Connect event info
To: Martin Ugarte <martin.ugarte at missionhousing.org>, Cheryl Canevari <
cheryl at missionhousing.org>, jpascubello at arribajuntos.org, Megan Owens <
mowens at hamiltonfamilycenter.org>, Judy Castro <jcastro at mlvs.org>, Alfredo
Pedroza <Alfredo.Pedroza at sfgov.org>, "Laura g. Valdez" <laura at caminossf.org>,
Arturo Carrillo <acarrillo at waldenhouse.org>, alejandre108 at hotmail.com, Leo
Sosa <lsosa at one-economy.com>, brian at ilaboral.org, sryago at aol.com, Christian
Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com>
Cc: Emy Tseng <emy.tseng at sfgov.org>, bob.palacio at sfgov.org,
linda.barnard at sfgov.org, Rebecca Mayer <rebecca.mayer at sfconnect.org>


I have drafted this email for you to use to promote the event.

Please review and translate or modify it as necessary. We will want
all promotional materials out on Wednesday. Please confirm that you
will contact case workers or other staff who work one-on-one with your
clients, students, and customers.

I also sent flyers last week for you to photocopy and distribute.
Please confirm that you have received the flyer (one in Spanish and
one in English). Although the poster is not in Chinese, I have
recruited Cantonese and Mandarin-speaking volunteers for the event.



The 2007 City Survey shows that home Internet use amongst Mission
District residents is below other San Francisco neighborhoods and that
Latino residents are the least likely to use home Internet access of
all the City's major racial/ethnic groups.

Get your old computer up and running!
Get free software
Computer and Internet training information
Free community resources

Free Mission District Tech Connect Computer Help Day
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Noon – 4pm
Mission Recreation Center
2450 Harrison Street

FREE Computer problem diagnosis and repair of simple problems

Bring your computer or CPU and certified Caminos technicians and SF
Connect volunteers will:
- Diagnose and fix common hardware and software problems
- Install and demonstrate software updates
- Install and demonstrate anti-virus and privacy protection

Call 824.0682 to reserve a repair spot
Walk-ins will be seen on a first-come, first-serve basis.

FREE workshops and help

Internet Safety and security
Applying for jobs online
Registering for San Francisco Family Accounts
Purchasing low cost new and refurbished computers
Local computer training opportunities
Financial Literacy and online banking
Online help with schoolwork
Online legal advice
Online health resources
Streetside Stories

Presented by SF Connect, Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services, SF
Department of Telecommunications and Information Services, SF
Recreation and Parks Department and the Mission District Community.

Partners include: Arriba Juntos; Caminos Pathways; Good Samaritan;
Hamilton Family Center; Mission Language and Vocational Services
(MLVS); Mission Housing Development Corporation; One Economy
Corporation (Digital Connectors Program); SF Linux Users Group; and
Walden House, Inc.

Project Tech Connect is a program of SF Connect. Project Tech Connect
engages individual volunteers along with the public, private and
non-profit sectors to bridge San Francisco's digital divide and
increase technology access for all City residents.

For more information, to volunteer or to participate in the resource
fair and workshops, contact tech at sfconnect.org or call 311.

Kari Gray
415-786-9935 cel

Christian Einfeldt,
Producer, The Digital Tipping Point
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