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Legislation #: 050109 Introduction Date: 2/3/2005
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER RILEY
Title: Declaring February 13-19, 2005, as the first Black Family Technology Awareness Week in Kansas City.

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2/2/2005 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/3/2005 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 050109

 

Declaring February 13-19, 2005, as the first Black Family Technology Awareness Week in Kansas City.

 

WHEREAS, the Black Family Technology Awareness Association of Kansas City (BFTAA) is working to ensure that every black family has access to a personal computer and the internet primarily in their homes, the educational tools that will enhance computer literacy, and software and content in order to stay productive; and

 

WHEREAS, BFTAAs mission is to close the digital divide by helping to bridge the gap between our nations black families and technology with a vision to empower black families by technology; and

 

WHEREAS, a few of the goals of BFTAA are to reach and mobilize 1,000 families during awareness week to learn about benefits of technology, continuing to raise the knowledge level of black families of the importance of computers and technology, while also increasing availability to those who need it, empowering and fully equipping families with the resources needed to become actively involved with the technology revolution. BFTAA intends to assist the process by working with faith-based organizations, corporations with a strong presence in the community, small businesses, resource centers, such as schools and libraries, and city and state government agencies; and

 

WHEREAS, BFTAA will honor Present Day Technology Leaders and Pioneers who helped shape technology for the future and use or promote technology in innovative and creative ways; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare February 13-19, 2005, as the first Black Family Technology Awareness Week in Kansas City; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Lewis Walker, Phillip Vann, Ruth Ramsey, Calvin Robertson, Jackie Ramey, Claresta Lewis, Community Network African American Telecommunications Professionals of SBC, W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center, Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)- Kansas City Chapter, Holy Spirit Healing Ministry and Sprint Diamond Network with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for helping to bridge the gap between the black families in this community and technology.

 

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