CTNY joins El Puente at ¡WEPA! Festival

CTNY staff members and members of its partner organizations El Puente and The Point pose for a photo together in front of the MS 50 mural that showcases the history of the Los Sures neighborhood, painted by Los Muralistas de El Puente, students at MS 50, and neighbors. From left to right: Anh Le (CTNY), Erica Kermani (CTNY), Alejandra Delfin (The Point), Raul Enriquez (CTNY), Zapata Enriquez (volunteer), Luis Munive (El Puente), Gilberto Romero (The Point), Luis Salas (The Point), Joel Rodriguez (The Point), Houman Saberi (CTNY)

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month and the 10th Anniversary of the Green Light District, Community Tech NY partners, El Puente, hosted the annual ¡WEPA! festival in Williamsburg on Saturday, September 26th, 2021. Produced by El Puente’s Green Light District initiative, ¡WEPA! connected local Williamsburg residents, visitors, and the larger El Puente network, which spans across North Brooklyn, for a day of live performances, art-making, and community-building. 

As part of the organization’s approach to demystifying technology and ownership, CTNY held a table to share with community members how a Portable Network Kit works and how to crimp their own cables. In the future, CTNY and El Puente plan to continue growing their partnership and engaging community members in workshops to mobilize and build solutions that address their digital equity needs.

Digital Stewards from The Point’s The Hunts Point Community Network came out to support CTNY’s efforts and the broader community wifi network in New York City.

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