For New York City's immigrant neighborhoods and communities of color, broadband Internet access isn't just about social networking or watching TV shows. The Internet provides an affordable link to home, it opens doors to new education and job opportunities, it's an essential organizing tool, and it is a space to share community based media and journalism.
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Access to broadband Internet is important to all of New York's communities, but especially important for community organizers. In our new audio series, Broadband Stories, People's Production House speaks with some of New York City's most active community organizers to talk about why Internet access and media literacy is important to them in the work that they do. We called Lynn Lewis, Executive Director of Picture the Homeless, to ask her why broadband access is important to housing rights organizers. This is what she told us.
New Immigrant Community Empowerment, a non-profit based in Jackson Heights, offers a computer help night every Monday to members and to their community. For this growing Latino immigrant community, access to the Internet helps to stay connected to home countries, it helps with learning English, and helps with finding jobs. CNPI reporters Kyra Lawson and Kristofer Ríos bring us this broadband story from Queens.
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