[Neasis-l] Weds Feb 10 - Community Technology in Cuba

Annie Erdmann erdmann at simmons.edu
Thu Feb 4 14:20:01 EST 2016

Feb 10 Info Meeting re Progressive Community Technology Delegation/Trip to
Cuba in April - 7:00 Encuentro 5, Downtown Boston

Folks, AltruVistas.com and the Community Technology Network of the Bay Area
(ctnbayarea.org) have announced a collaborative Community Technology
journey to Cuba for April 9-17.  Designed as both a general introduction to
the country as well as focused on technology policies and practices
especially pertinent to community development, there’s basic info at
<http://altruvistas.com/ctn>* along with a link to a detailed itinerary.

AltruVistas.com’s founder and CEO, Malia Everette, previously oversaw
Global Exchange’s Reality Tour program for 15 years. The program here
includes meetings with:
* the Ministry of Communications, the Ministry of Economy and Planning, and
the Ministry of Technology and the Environment;
* Raúl Rodríguez, one of the organizers with the Joven Clubs/Youth
Technology Centers;
* Professor Pedro Urra from Havana University, a founder of INFOMED, the
open source national health information network of Cuba and an
international consultant in information projects and social initiatives;
* Dr. Yudivian Almeida Cruz, Professor in the School of Mathematics and
Computation at the University of Havana who researches web-based
information distribution systems;
* ICAP, the Cuban Institute of Friendship with the Peoples that coordinates
Cuba’s NGO-nonprofit programs and relations  with solidarity groups in
other countries.

The enjoyable and informative trip looks to be a ground-floor opportunity
for those of us interested in community technology.

Peter Miller (the main local organizer) and I will be meeting with folks in
the metroBoston area who are interested in the trip and in progressive
US-Cuba technology support efforts on Wednesday, February 10, 7:00 at
Encuentro 5, 9A Hamilton Place, Boston (near Park St T station and the
Orpheum Theater).

-----peter miller's blog


*Annie Erdmann*
(she/ her/ hers)
Digital Assets/ eResources Librarian
Simmons College Library
Boston MA 02115
erdmann at simmons.edu
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