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Summer 2011 Newsletter
In the Summer 2011 Issue:
- Peruvian Prototype Site, the Ann Sullivan Center, Promotes the GDRL
- WiderNet Thanks Those Who Made the High Rollers for Education Casino Night and the WiderNet Car Wash a Success
- Bonny Norton Talks about the eGranary Digital Library
- Plenty of Progress for the GDRL
- Mr. Wikipedia - Jay Clelland
- Upcoming Events
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On May 9, six of the largest media outlets in Lima, Peru, attended a press conference introducing the deployment of the Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) at the Ann Sullivan Center of Peru (CASP).
On the night of April 28, Old Brick was abuzz with people gambling for a cause. The High Rollers for Education Casino Night raised money for teacher training colleges in Liberia.
In June, the WiderNet Project hosted a talk by Dr. Bonny Norton, a Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
It's been a busy summer for the Global Disability Rights Library!
By the September 1 deadline, over 750 organizations submitted applications to recieve one of the 60 GDRL eGranaries funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Jay Clelland, our own “Mr. Wikipedia”, is a programmer of the eGranary Digital Library for WiderNet. In two and a half years, Jay has dabbled in just about every piece of the eGranary, yet much of his work comes from copying the massive and constantly-changing Wikipedia.
Please contact us if you are interested in more information on any of these events.
- September 15: Field Associate and Regional Representative Jennifer Abagyeh arrives in Iowa for training
- September 27: Brown Bag Lunch with USICD Executive Director David Morrissey
- October and November: Cliff Missen visits Tanzania, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, and India