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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

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From Digital Disconnect to Digital Empowerment: Building a More Equitable Society through Leadership, Investment and Collaboration

Our society is in the midst of a profound technology-based communications revolution. This so-called "digital revolution" is transforming our economic, social, political and cultural life. These advances hold the potential to empower individuals and organizations interested in pursuing social and economic justice to harness technology to advance social change in new powerful ways.

For those with access to technology and the skills to use it, the digital age will bring unprecedented empowerment and opportunity. Unfortunately, not everyone has such access and there is evidence that technological advances may be aggravating existing patterns of inequality between those with access to Information Age tools and the skills to use them and those without (commonly referred to as the "digital divide").

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