The Digital Literacy Project is an initiative of the Atwater Library and Computer Centre through which we get community groups and schools using creative digital technologies. Over the past seven years we have worked with over 30 partner organizations and through them, some 900 individuals ranging in age from 10 to 90.
We have just wrapped up a ten-week digital skills course for Bienvenue à Notre-Dame-de-Grâce that was oriented to community event planning. The training covered general computer skills, elements of graphic design and social media marketing. We will be receiving the next group from Bienvenue à NDG on August 28.
With support from the Inspirit Foundation, we have a youth video project underway on the theme of pluralism. Called "Pluralism: Tell it; See it; Hear it," the project brings groups of diverse youth together to express themselves through video. Rana Salah is replacing Trisha Islam on this initiative because Trisha was accepted to Oxford for a Masters of Science in Comparative Social Policy.
As part of the pluralism project, we have hosted or are about to host the following events. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
SATURDAY, August 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Church of the Epiphany, Verdun (métro de l'Église) – We went out of the Library for this event.
The Fast(ing) and the Furious: a video screening and conversation
Everything you wanted to know about Ramadan and fasting in other traditions. Moderated by Rana Salah
THURSDAY, August 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Atwater Library
Expression of Pluralism: Comedy to Heavy Metal: a video screening and conversation
An evening of videos and conversations on the project themes.
THURSDAY, September 4, 2014 at 6:00 pm at the Atwater Library
"Pluralism: Tell it; See it; Hear it" project video screening and panel discussion.
On June 19 we hosted a very successful event to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in partnership with RECAA (Respecting Elders: Communities Against Abuse), the Contactivity Centre and Concordia University's ACT (Ageing, Communications, Technology). There were performances and multimedia presentations by elders for elders, designed to build awareness about elder abuse. We also showcased the Library's seniors programming.
For more information, contact Digital Literacy Project Coordinator Eric Craven at firstname.lastname@example.org.