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Free computer class: Using Blogs

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Free computer class: Using Blogs

Philadelphia, PA, --- Promoting an organization's agenda in the 21st century takes an internet presence. But, how does an organization or individual on a shoestring budget convey information via the internet? With the ongoing Internet evolution, community members have more tools at their fingertips than ever before to accomplish this required self-promotion.

On Saturday, November 15, 2008, Liberation Fellowship Community Development Corporation will host a free computer workshop class called, "Using Blogs" to teach individuals and organizations how to use the internet as an excellent resource for hunting, gathering of resources and promoting their agendas.

This workshop is an excellent opportunity for grass roots organizations and community members to learn more about a wide range of e-topics, including some fantastic how-to content for social networks and other tools.

During this 3 hour hands-on workshop, participants will learn: What is a blog? Why do I/my organization need one? How can I build and maintain a blog for free? How can I promote my blog? How can I use a blog to generate revenue?

You will also have the ability to participate from the comfort of your own home via the live webcast for this event, via http://technically-speaking-radio.blogspot.com, the Technically Speaking Radio, “Taking Tech to the Streets” web page, http://technically-speaking-radio.blogspot.com/2008/08/taking-tech-to-streets-event.html

Pre-requisites: Proficiency in using Microsoft Word and internet navigation savvy.


Event details
Date: Saturday, November 15, 2008
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Northwest Regional Library,
68 West Chelten Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144-2795
(Greene St. & Chelten Ave.)
Meter parking available in the rear

Cost: Free

Participants must RSVP before November 1, 2008 via http://free-phila-computer-training.eventbrite.com. Space is limited.

This class will be facilitated by JC Lamkin, CNA, PMP, President of Gypsy Lane Technologies. As Philadelphia’s renowned tech expert, Ms. Lamkin was an invited panelist during the Congressional Black Caucus’ Annual Legislative Conference on Internet Security; the Spotlight Speaker at the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Commission on African American Affairs Business Exchange Breakfast; the 2007 Technology Council Gala Nominee for Educator of the Year; recipient of the Business Award from the Philadelphia Women's Opportunity Resource Center; and voted “Philadelphia's Most influential Young Socialite” by readers of the Philly blogspot, Destination Philadelphia. Ms. Lamkin will also be available to sign copies of her book, “Fabulous & Tech-filled.com, Volume 1”.

About Liberation Fellowship CDC
Liberation Fellowship Community Development Corporation (LFCDC) is a federally tax-exempt charitable organization under section 501 (c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. It was created in March, 2006 by members of Liberation Fellowship Church of Jesus, Inc. in Philadelphia, PA as a separate, stand-alone outreach and community development expression of the church's commitment to progressive personal and societal change.

We are focusing our activities on the leadership development of youth and adults. Consequently, our initial programs include the following: 1) youth and adult training programs that focus on three core leadership values and time-management skills; 2) a ten-week adult drawing basics course; 3) a ten-session environmental leadership training course that focuses on developing sustainable community organizations committed to solving environmental problems; 4) a four-hour course on website design that teaches individuals how to plan, organize and create a website from start to finish. 5) job-readiness training that prepares participants for job interviews, conflict resolution at work, and job-to-career strategies and methodologies.

About Gypsy Lane Technologies

Gypsy Lane Technologies (GLT), is a professional Internet solutions company based in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. We specialize in best-in-class social media, webcasting, online marketing, Flash multimedia, corporate identity and search engine optimization. GLT features an integrated team of web consultants, creative designers, writers, coders and marketing professionals that know how to get online results. Our business-driven approach separates us from typical web design companies. Gypsy Lane Technologies (GLT) sponsors the innovative community development radio show, Technically Speaking Radio, Fabulous & Techfilled.com, http://technically-speaking-radio.blogspot.com/

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