I am a student at UC Berkeley studying Legal Studies, Economics, and Public Policy. I am particularly interested in how technology-- its accessibility, growth, and related laws-- affect and have the potential to affect inner city youth, seniors, and/or non-college-educated members of community to better their lives and become more productive citizens. It's imperative that as a society that is rapidly changing technologies, we ensure that no member is left behind in the learning curve. We can do this by making access and education of resources better.
law, technology, youth, solutions to delinquency
An individual who knows how to use technology properly will use it well. An individual who knows the wonders of the Internet-- Google searches, university research archives, online bill-pay, governmental and non-profit websites will be more proactive about learning and using the Web for beneficial, not just social, purposes. As President Obama said in the State of the Union, "In the 21st century the best anti-poverty program around is a world class education." And that world class education requires technology access and education.
Technology, Youth and Technology, UC Berkeley, laws and progress pertaining to the aforementioned
I thought inspiration only came in standard forms such as a talk with my parents, seeing hardship....seeing it overcome, in graduation speeches, in a lecture, etc. Then I heard a joke by comedian Maz Jobrani and a poem by Sarah Kay, founder of Project VOICE, then a talk by Mena Trott about blogs, and I found myself absolutely inspired each time. Through exposure to these, I found that inspiration is everywhere; it can be expressed in any and every way through poems, jokes, blogs, and other media. And what really is inspiration but stories of others that sound like yours with endings that could be like yours if not better. TED talks give hope to the unknown, the unexplored, and the painfully curious. Watching TED has given me so much optimism that this world is full of people with a passionate pursuit to, not just learn, but share ideas, faith, knowledge, wisdom, and strength. This is a very powerful source and I will continue to share it with others.
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