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BDPA New York to Recognize Black History Month by Hosting Events for Black Family Technology Awareness Week (BFTAW)

New York, NY, February 01, 2012 --( The New York Chapter of BDPA announced today that it will host a day of events recognizing 2012 Black Family Technology Awareness Week. Black Family Technology Awareness Week, or BFTAW, is a national public awareness campaign designed to encourage more African Americans to incorporate technology into their daily lives. By showcasing science and technology in a fun and interactive way, BDPA New York endeavors to motivate more minority students to pursue careers in these fields. It will also be an exciting time for students and families as they spend a full day immersed in a variety of workshops. The theme is “Be a Part of the Solution.”

The events will occur on two different days. The first event, scheduled for Saturday, February 18, 2012 will be held at Lenox Road Baptist Church, located at 1356 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226 from 10:30 AM to 2:30PM.

The workshops are as listed:
· How to Start Your Business Online.
· Social Media: Cost Effective Solutions for Business Owners.
· Career Opportunities and Information Technology Panel Discussion.

The second event, scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2012 will be held at the Abundant Life Christian Center, located at 32 East 98th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11212 from 10:30 AM to 2:30PM.

The workshops are as listed:
· Cyber Security.
· Literacy and Technology: A Dynamic Duo.
· Health Informatics: Technology and Its Impact on Community Health.
· Cost Effective Solutions for Business Owners Panel Discussion.

For additional information, please visit their website at­­/bftaw.htm or call 212-802-5341.

About National BDPA
BDPA was founded in 1975 by Earl A. Pace, Jr. and the late David Wimberley after the two met in Philadelphia to discuss their concerns about minorities in the data processing field. There was a lack of minorities in middle and upper management, low recruitment and poor preparation of minorities for these positions, and an overall lack of career mobility. Today, with more than 50 chapters, BDPA is a global member focused organization that serves the professional well-being of its stakeholders. BDPA remains committed to excellence and providing a wide spectrum of resources to members, corporate sponsors, businesses, educational institutions and the community. The organization is a catalyst for professional growth and technical development for those in the IT industry. To learn more about National BDPA, visit

About Black Family Technology Awareness Week
Black Family Technology Awareness Week was founded by Career Communications Group and is sponsored by the IBM Corporation. Career Communications Group (CCG) is also the founder of the annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards Awards Conference, National Women of Color Technology Awards Conference, and Science Spectrum Magazine Conference on Minorities in Research Science. In addition to US Black Engineer & Information Technology magazine, CCG publishes, Hispanic Engineer & Information Technology magazine, and Women of Color magazines. CCG also produced the nationally syndicated television program “Success Through Education” and is founder of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC).

Contact Information
BDPA New York
Damon Holmes and Cheryl Nedwell
(212) 802-5341

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