Computers for Guns Exchange in Miami

The Miami-Dade Police Department has partnered with The Children's Trust, Rise Up 4 Change Inc., and Digit All Systems "Computers for Guns" Campaign to present the "Miami-Dade Computers for Guns and Community Peace Celebration". The event is on Saturday, August 4, 2018, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Miami-Dade County Goulds Park 11350 SW 216 Street Miami, FL 33170. The Computers for Guns Exchange Program is a community-based initiative focused on reducing gun violence, providing positive alternatives and opportunities through technology and setting the stage for peaceful and purposeful dialogue among all members of the community. As part of the larger Community Peace Celebration, the Computers for Guns Campaign offers an entry point for Miami-Dade residents to learn about tech-focused career opportunities. Community members, particularly youth, and older adults, are encouraged to anonymously exchange Firearms for new Lenovo laptop computers*. Participants will receive an asset resource map and brochure listing all local technology-related programs; community-based organizations information, and public services, as well as tips about how to interact with the police and, will have a chance to win a raffled off a brand new iPhone 10, or Mac Book at each event. Simultaneously, the entire community is invited to attend a YOUTH LEAD Community Peace Celebration anchored by technology-free training, with prizes and will feature local and national tech experts. Attendees will enjoy free food, music, and information from various community partners. *Limited Supply

Digit All Systems organized the first Computers for Guns in the USA for Baltimore City on 13 July 2013 Founded by Lance Lucas, Digit All Systems, Inc. (DAS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to bridge the digital divide and bring the benefits of expanding the technology to everyone. Founded in September 1998, the organization has served more than 25,000 clients. Digit All Systems has donated over 16,000 computers to churches, community groups, and schools in the Miami, New Orleans, and Baltimore/Washington DC Metropolitan area. In 2018 Digit All will sign students up at Computers for Guns event and train Miami-Dade community members in computer basics and Cyber Security Certifications under their Cyber Warrior Community Program following the event.

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