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Legislation #: 090115 Introduction Date: 2/12/2009
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS RILEY, SANDERS BROOK, SHARP AND CURLS
Title: Declaring February 15-21, 2009, as the Black Family Technology Awareness Week in Kansas City.

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2/10/2009 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/12/2009 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 090115

 

Declaring February 15-21, 2009, as the Black Family Technology Awareness Week in Kansas City.

 

WHEREAS, the Black Family Technology Awareness Association of Kansas City (BFTAA) encourages African American families to make the sacrifices necessary to have access to a personal computer and the Internet in their homes; providing training to equip to take full advantage of these tools to enhance many key aspects of their lives; 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 and to take full advantage of technology; and

 

WHEREAS, a few of the goals of BFTAA are to reach and mobilize families during awareness week to learn about the benefits of technology, continuing to raise the knowledge level of black families of the importance of computers and technology by partnering with faith-based organizations, corporations with a strong presence in the community, small businesses, resource centers, such as schools, libraries, city and state government agencies; and BFTAA through its Youth Technology Club U-Tech has sponsored trips for students to Science City and the St. Louis Science Center to encourage youth to pursue careers in science and technology; 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 15-21, 2009, as the Fifth 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, Jackie Ramey, Dee Williams, Theresa Adair, Renita Carr, Community Network African American Telecommunications Professionals of AT&T, W.E.B. DuBois Learning Center, and The Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA)- Kansas City Chapter, 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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