Monday, April 6: Anthropology of Networks, Part II: Community Engagement and Hands-On Learning – Field Trip to The Point

The Point

Field Trip, 4:30 to 6pm: The POINT CDC, 940 Garrison Ave., The Bronx

Hosts: Yamil Lora, Free Hunts Point WiFi Network Manager, and Danny Peralta, Executive Director, The POINT CDC

This field trip will introduce us to a neighborhood community organization in the South Bronx that has been building resiliency and community through the arts for 25 years — and four years ago, started training Digital Stewards to build local WiFi. Now The POINT has a green roof with antennas beaming WiFi out to the community, and they’re using their network to prepare the neighborhood — an environmental justice community — for future storms like Sandy as well as to monitor air quality.

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