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SXSW 2010 Salsa Social: Latinos in Technology Meet Up

It’s an important year for Latinos to be heard, seen and counted. Census 2010 will shape what access our community gets to political and economical power. At the first Latino Tech Meet-up at SXSW, we are convening a panel to discuss how we can use social media and mobile to help our community stand-up to be counted. After the panel, we will mingle and take a break with a salsa social. Learn how to salsa and get social with Latinos and those interested in Latino Outreach at #SXSW. Connect at the Carver Museum, one of the most beautiful museums in Austin Sunday, March 14, 2010 from 6 to 9pm. Locals without badges are welcome. No dancing required, but highly recommended.

Who cares about digital inclusion?

It’s net neutrality and universal broadband pledge week and, in all honesty, it’s been like pulling teeth. Even local allies we collaborate with on a regular basis give slow, reluctant answers to our requests to sign, or (even better) let us fill it out with their agreement.  I can’t help but wonder why.

Most often, the reason for reluctance falls into the categories of “why me?” or “I don’t see how this relates to my work.”  So, since it’s not as clear as I genuinely thought, I’m outlining the main points of the pledge and how they relate to EVERYONE in South Texas and, well, everywhere.

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