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Workshop Teaches Digital Skills For Sharing African-American Culture

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A two-day workshop in Wichita will offer skills on how to email, text, tweet and post on Facebook. The workshop is designed to build intergenerational bonds around African-American culture and technology.

The Digital Elder Project is a traveling, leadership and professional development retreat that teaches digital techniques. Shani Byard, founder and director of the Los Angeles-based, Message Media Ed - School of Black Leadership in the Digital Age, will facilitate the workshop. 

Event coordinator Maaskelah Thomas says everyone is welcome to participate and help strengthen intergenerational communication in the digital age.

"They can expect to learn about all the different digital tools available," she says. "Everything from email to Skype and Instagram and how they can use those tools as they're learning about and sharing African-American history and culture."

The workshop will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 23-24 at the Urban League of Kansas in Wichita.

The workshop is free, but seating is limited. The registration deadline is March 15. 

For a registration form or more information: aaelders.wichita@gmail.com or call Dr. Thomas at (316) 648-5984.