Fri, Oct 29 | Zoom Webinar

Digital Equity and Inclusion with Comcast

This panel will tell the story of Internet Essentials and how AAPI groups have leveraged that program to bridge the digital divide.
Digital Equity and Inclusion with Comcast

Time & Location

Oct 29, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
Zoom Webinar

About the Event

This panel will tell the story of Internet Essentials and how AAPI groups have leveraged that program to bridge the digital divide. The discussion will include the different ways the AAPI community can access the internet as well as help the audience understand the unique challenges that the AAPI community faces in getting connected online and how Internet Essentials can provide digital equity for all communities. 

Speakers

Paul Luu is CASL’s Chief Executive Officer. He is a non-profit advocate committed to building organizational capacity for Mutual Assistance Associations (MAA) in the greater Chicagoland area. Mr. Luu works to strengthen organizations’ resources and development, board governance and development, and strategic planning to better serve the greater Chicagoland area. He brings a diverse range of approaches to the non-profit field, drawing from 20 years of non-profit management & leadership, organizational practices and trainings, and non-profit best practices.

Anni Chung is Self-Help for the Elderly's CEO. She oversees and manages a Bay Area community-based organization, Self-Help for the Elderly that provides a comprehensive range of health, educational, social and recreational services to over 40,000 seniors a year. Since 1966, Self-Help provides a comprehensive range of eldercare services that includes Senior Nutrition, Case Management, Senior Escorts, Affordable Housing, Licensed HomeCare and Hospice, Adult Day Services, Emergency IHSS, Employment and Training for Older Workers, HICAP, Transportation, and Residential Care for Alzheimer’s patients. Self-Help operates 15 Senior Centers, three Affordable senior housing projects, and the Chinatown One-Stop Career Link Access center for immigrant job seekers. 

With a staff of over 300 and an annual budget of $28 million, Self-Help started in San Francisco Chinatown and now serves seniors in five Bay Area counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Anni is Self-Help’s CEO since 1981.

Anni currently serves on the Steering Committee of API Council. She also serves on the Board of Wildflowers Institute and the Elder Abuse Chair of the Family Violence Council in San Francisco. In October 2020, she was appointed by Governor Newsom to serve on the California Commission on Aging. Anni is the Producer of a Public Affairs show called “Chinese Journal” for KTSF-TV 26.

Emily Chi is Asian Americans Advancing Justice AAAJ's Director of Telecommunications, Technology, and Media, AAJC. She is responsible  for developing and providing public policy research, strategies, analysis, and education on telecommunications, technology, and media diversity. Prior to joining Advancing Justice- AAJC, Emily worked as a researcher on various projects at the Harvard Kennedy School, including Product & Society at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and the Technology and Public Purpose (TAPP) Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

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