Hero Panel at WordCampPHX

WordCampPHX

Hero Panel at WordCampPHX
#WCPHX

https://2020.phoenix.wordcamp.org/session/wordpress-heroes-panel/

WordCamp Phoenix Hero Panel
WordCamp Phoenix Hero Panel

“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better
place for all people.” -Maya Angelou

WCPHX chose a few members of the WordPress Community to
share how they use WordPress to make the world a better place
for all people — and how the WordPress community helped them
find their passion, their people, their hometown, their voice,
a livelihood and yes, even love.

WordCampPHX
WordCampPHX

Amber Pechin
https://2020.phoenix.wordcamp.org/speaker/amber-pechin/

Cami Kaos
https://2020.phoenix.wordcamp.org/speaker/cami-kaos/

Dustin Filippini
https://2020.phoenix.wordcamp.org/speaker/dustin-filippini/

William Jackson can be found at My Quest To Teach https://myquesttoteach.com/ 

Aida Correa can be found at LoveBuilt Life, LLC
https://lovebuiltlife.com/

#WordCamp #WordPress #LoveBuiltLife #MyQuestToTeach
#DiversityMattersInBlogging  #ThatWordCampLife #ThatWordPressLife

Hero Panel at WordCamp Phoenix

My Quest To Teach

Hero Panel
Summary at WordCampPHX #WCPHX
https://2020.phoenix.wordcamp.org/session/wordpress-heroes-panel/

WordCamp Phoenix Hero Panel
WordCamp Phoenix Hero Panel

Speakers at WCPHX
https://2020.phoenix.wordcamp.org/speakers/

“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better
place for all people.” -Maya Angelou

WCPHX chose a few members of the WordPress Community to
share how they use WordPress to make the world a better place
for all people — and how the WordPress community helped them
find their passion, their people, their hometown, their voice,
a livelihood and yes, even love.

Amber Pechin
https://2020.phoenix.wordcamp.org/speaker/amber-pechin/

Cami Kaos
https://2020.phoenix.wordcamp.org/speaker/cami-kaos/

Dustin Filippini
https://2020.phoenix.wordcamp.org/speaker/dustin-filippini/

Come hear their stories and be inspired to continue to use your
WordPress powers for good.

William Jackson can be found at My Quest To Teach https://myquesttoteach.com/ 

Aida Correa can be found at LoveBuilt Life, LLC
https://lovebuiltlife.com/

WordCamp Phoenix Hero Panel
WordCamp Phoenix Hero Panel

#WordCamp #WordPress #LoveBuiltLife #MyQuestToTeach #DiversityMattersInBlogging #ThatWordCampLife #ThatWordPressLife

Do You Know William Jackson – Educator Blogger Volunteer Community Servant

My Quest To Teach
William Jackson, Blogger, Content Creator, Speaker
William Jackson, Blogger, Content Creator, Speaker

If your interested in sponsoring
William and Aida to travel to speak,
volunteer, and advocate for a tech
conference locally, nationally and
internationally please contact them.
Sponsorships help spread our reach
to encourage others to be involved
in democratizing the web and sharing
voices to influence peace, fellowship,
community and a better world.
myquesttoteach@icloud.com

This page will be updated during 2020
to inspire and encourage people of color
and culture to get out of their comfort
zones and to get engaged in digital
conferences in their communities,
nationally and internationally.

Encouraging HBCU students, staff, faculty
and administration to volunteer, attend, advocate,
speak and apply to be organizers at WordCamp
and other digital conferences.

Representation Matters, youth, teens and young
adults of all colors and cultures need to see people
that look like them to inspire them. To motivate
them and to mentor them.

My blogging and digital journey as a content creator,
digital innovator, educator, community servant,
advocate for STEAM and WordCamp conferences
grows each year. My passion is working with
youth, teens and young adults to help them grow
into community servants and help solve social
issues in peace and with passion.

The Thinkers of African American History
The Thinkers of African American History

William Jackson, M.Ed.
Graduate of South Carolina State University
http://www.scsu.edu/
Graduate of Webster University
http://www.webster.edu/jacksonville/

Member of San Jose Church of Christ 
https://www.sjcc.us/

Blogging On These Platforms:
My Quest To Teach
Church of Christ and Social Media
Africa.com
JacksonvilleBlack.com

Professional Background 
Professional Educator 32 years
Physical Education Teacher
STEAM Teacher

Wm Jackson at KidsCamp
Wm Jackson at KidsCamp

WordCamp Conferences since 2014 to present
Volunteer, Advocate, Speaker, Organizer
Global Community Servant
Wapuu Ambassador

WordCampUS 2019
First time WCUS Organizer

WordCampUS Mascot
WordCampUS Mascot

William and Jenni 
Celebrating WordCampUS 2019
https://youtu.be/7rVOvBAYz_8

That WordCamp Life
Sharing the journey of couples and families
attending WordCamp and KidsCamp  conferences.
https://thatwordcamplife.com/

Ford and Connect Ford VIP Blogger
William Jackson and Aida Correa ( Love Built Life, LLC)
#ConnectFord blogger for Southern Ford Dealers
in the State of Florida
#ConnectFord #FordVIP
2019 – 2020
https://youtu.be/AViFgtTsifs

Preventing Crime In The
Black Community Speaker
Speaker – Advocate 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014
Florida State Attorney’s Office
https://myquesttoteach.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/preventing-crime-in-the-black-community-2/

Videos about William Jackson from
tech conferences:
WordCamp, Florida Blogging and Technology Conference
FlBlogCon, EdCamp, Bar Camp and other online events.

Speaking at WordCamp Conferences
Locally, Nationally, Internationally

William Jackson WordCampUS 2019
William Jackson WordCampUS 2019

WordPress TV
https://wordpress.tv/?s=william+jackson

Oct 19, 2017
WordCamp Wilmington NC
“How To Be Dope and Lit on Social Media”
https://youtu.be/GQup1mEMX-I

Jan 31, 2018
“ Strategies Beyond SEO and Google to Build Your Brand”
WPYall – Birmingham
https://youtu.be/aebR3VVxQrQ

Feb 13, 2018
“Strategies Beyond SEO and Google to Build Your Brand”
WordCamp Philly
https://youtu.be/1AOL6m_ilr0

Sep 7, 2018
WordCamp Asheville
“Use WordPress to Share Your Voice To Address Social Issues”
https://youtu.be/xM8JDHAfSys

Sep. 7, 2018
WordCamp Asheville
Lightening Talk
“Strategies Beyond SEO and Google”
https://youtu.be/oMbt0JW_T48

WordCamp San Jose 2019
WordCampCR San Jose Costa Rica
WordCamp San Jose That WordCamp Life with William and Aida
Our journey to San Jose Costa Rica to teach at the KidsCamp in
https://youtu.be/Pcsp4SL-68Y

WPJax Kids Meetups

August 18, 2019
William and Aida
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iae7rkoLmas

Sep 20, 2019
Welcome to WPJax and WPJaxKids Meetup
KUNA CO-Working
https://youtu.be/6r1XLk2639Y

Westside Church of Christ

Nov 18, 2015
Speaking about Social Media and Parents
Westside Church of Christ
https://youtu.be/u7UEWUh_aM8

Jan 1, 2016
“The Passion for Learning”
Westside Church of Christ
Jacksonville, Florida
https://youtu.be/6w_4COzUmdw


Edward Waters College Presentations

WordCampUS 2016

WordCampUS 2016

2017
“Being An HBCU Instructor Was Awesome”
Edward Water College Professor from
2004 to 2017
Educational Technology Social Media and STEAM
https://youtu.be/a6aY_4i7Hlc

May 12, 2016
Professor William Jackson
Taught at the historic
Edward Waters College from 2004 to 2017
Educational Technology and Social Media
Edward Waters College
https://youtu.be/KVY1Ne4on-Y

Man Up for Health
Florida State College of Jacksonville
2015, 2016, 2017

2016
Man Up for Health Community Summit
Social Media, Marketing and Branding
https://youtu.be/lZZEhmPMPiU

Florida Blogging and Technology Conference
for Educators

Mar 18, 2014
FlBlogCon
Speaking to Educators
Full Sail University – Orlando, Florida
https://youtu.be/zVGwPEPprQQ


Being a Black SuperHero

April 18, 2016
Video Presentation of William Jackson
Black SuperHero
https://youtu.be/r6FDuwnAoRk

The Ritz Theater and Museum

2016

The Ritz Theater
Social Media Content
Jacksonville, Florida
Middle and High School Students
https://youtu.be/8AE_dxBXA0I


The Bridge of Northeast Florida

2016
Presentation to families during
community night with parents and children
https://youtu.be/ncMEozUq4ok


Speaking Engagements

Hallway Chats
https://hallwaychats.com/episodes/episode-83-william-jackson/

Jacksonville Public Library
https://www.jaxpubliclibrary.org/podcast/lets-get-steamy-william-jackson

WP Coffee Talk
https://wpcoffeetalk.com/wpcoffeetalk-william-jackson/

Blacks In Technology BIT
https://www.blacksintechnology.net/bittechtalk-episode-39-with-guest-william-jackson/

Porn A Disappointing Reality for Teens, A Nightmare for Parents

Woman on Computer

Porn A Disappointing Reality for Teens, A Nightmare for Parents
William Jackson, M.Ed.

Laptop Computer
Laptop Computer

Technology has allowed youth, teens and young adults access
to photos, videos, chat and interactive play areas. Access to
interactive content is a billion dollar industry that has grown from
the old store displays and magazines, graphic novels, and other
literature that was once hidden out of site or packaged with the
covers either torn in half or covered with paper except for the titles.

Back in the day there was youthful embarrassment asking for
these mags and has been replaced with online content that is
more than just eye candy. The wide openness of the Internet
means just that, content is wide open, in your face, graphical
and in your face, yes I did say that twice because kids are
shown soft porn or innuendo even in “kid” and “teen” movies.

The resulting rise in realism also means a rise in the boys and
girls curiosity that are viewing porn on their phones, tablets,
laptops and desktops. Yes girls look at porn also, they talk about
content with their friends both boyfriends and girlfriends.

The prevalence of the viewing and listening of porn, has resulted
in the firing of judges, police officers, teachers, lawyers, military
personnel and even those having high levels in government,.
Home Land Security is investigating porn of multiple levels found
on work computers and other digital devices in corporations and
even the military.

Since borders have no boundaries not many people think this
would be something for Home Land Security, but it is. Porn affects
the actions of youth, teens and young adults which could be
dangerous to those in their circle of friends and family. Affecting
behaviors and relationships. Youth are influenced that sex can
fill a gap in their lives and multiple partners at a young age is ok
and expected.

When queries are made about porn on the Internet data by
https://www.webroot.com/ shows that search engines are in a
constant state of digital engagement to find requested data.
Webroot.com/
https://www.webroot.com/us/en/resources/tips-articles/
internet-pornography-by-the-numbers

Every day according to data
37 pornographic videos are created in the United States.
2.5 billion emails containing porn are sent or received.
68 million search queries related to pornography
25% of total searches- are generated.
116,000 queries related to child pornography are received.

This information seems disturbing, but there is more…
As a parent, educator and blogger researching this information
and ease of finding porn in videos, photos, anime, animated
cartoons, and other types of digital information. These sites
glamorize porn, the reality is there is a dangerous underside
that youth, teens and young adults do not see. They do not
see the manipulation, deception, medical consequences and
the destruction of family morals and values.

Sex trafficking is heavily tied to porn because youth are shown
there is a movie star level of being in movies and photo-shoots.
There are legal markets, but the underground or Black market
of porn is dangerous and deadly. It can seem to be fun, mysterious
and economically viable to the ignorance of youth, but STD’s, AIDS
and other diseases and viruses are potentially spread from person
to person in these sexual markets. The glamour quickly fades to
terror and fear as boys and girls are made to have sex with multiple
partners.

There are correlations between porn and human trafficking that
parents need to understand and talk to their children both boys
and girls about. Roughly half of the sample group (including men,
women, and children) were used to make pornography films.
80% of those who have been freed from human trafficking were
forced to re-enact specific acts of pornography by the people who
enslaved them.

The majority of these victims are taught how to “perform” via
pornographic material. https://everaccountable.com/blog/the-link-
between-pornography-and-human-trafficking/
“the porn industry,
which fuels the demand for human sex trafficking, the fastest-growing
business of organized crime in the world, receiving more visitors
each month than Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter combined?”
Porn Human Trafficking Reinforce Each Other
https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/porn-human-trafficking-
reinforce-each-other/

There is a disappointing reality when involved in porn because
in some cases youth, teens and young adults are not taught about
sex by their parents or guardians. Youth, teens and even young
adults get their information from friends. Sexual relationships,
emotional consequences and the value of personal body respect
and sexual safety in many cases are not talked about by parents.

There is no cultural, ethnic, economic, educational or gender
level, most parents only touch on the birds and the bees, not so
much as the emotional responsibilities, ethical consequences
and behavioral changes that may occur when having sexual
relationships with multiple people.

Porn affects Americans in ways that interfere with family,
friends, work and other relationships. The data presented
in Webroot again shows:
About 200,000 Americans are classified as “porn addicts.”
40 million American people regularly visit porn sites.
35% of all internet downloads are related to pornography.
34% of internet users have experienced unwanted exposure
to pornographic content through ads, pop up ads, misdirected
links or emails.
One-third of porn viewers are women.

This begs to encourage parents to talk to their children about
the perceptions, mis-perceptions, ideas, thoughts about sex
and sexual relationships. Parents should talk to their family
doctors and even law enforcement personnel about porn and
associated sites that are open on the Internet that allow direct
access.

The intellectual, emotional and even spiritual results have
consequences that do affect youth to young adults.
Lastly stated from Webroot.com/
*”It creates distorted expectations which hinder healthy
sexual development. Adolescents exposed to high levels of
pornography have lower levels of sexual self-esteem.
Keeping the conversation going with your child about the
effects of pornography is essential to heading off issues
like depression and low self-esteem.”

Parents should not be scared to view what is on their
children’s phones, especially since the parent is paying
for the service and will be held accountable for what is
on the device especially if it is shared with other minors.

Protecting your children as a parent means educating
both parents, children and the community. To recognize
the signs of porn, potential sex trafficking and
other dangerous sexual situations youth, teens and young
adults maybe caught in.

Laptop
Laptop

2020 The Need for Indigenous Youth to Attend Global Tech Conferences

Indigenous Youth and Technology

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Using the “run,” “play,” “execute,” commands.
Thanks to Create My Voice service
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2020 The Need for Indigenous Youth to Attend Global Tech Conferences
William Jackson, M.Ed. #MyQuestToTeach

Indigenous Youth In Africa
Indigenous Youth In Africa

Technology conferences are offering incentives for youth,
teens and  young adults to attend conferences. Events like
FlBlogCon, WordCamp, SXSW, EdCamp, BarCamp and others
are happening globally.
They are providing SWAG that attract the attention of
youth, teens and young adults.  These are great marketing
strategies to encourage and attract youth,  teens and
young adults from indigenous communities that are
sometimes forgotten and neglected.

History has not been kind nor generous to indigenous
peoples, in the world. There is access to instant
communication, wifi, digital Apps, Social Media platforms,
there are so many ways to connect, but access to learning
and networking opportunities is minimal or
unavailable. Experts to the needs of indigenous youth
are not always available so needs go unfilled.

In 2020 this should be changing because indigenous youth,
teens and young adults are dreaming of a better life for
them and their families.
They see the opportunities that technology is offering and
encouraging them to reach for the sky, the stars, the planets
and beyond. Let it be known that indigenous people are
people of color, culture, gender, generation and great
contributors globally.

Indigenous Youth In Canada
Indigenous Youth In Canada

From Canada, to Central America, to Africa, to Europe and
Asia youth, teens and young adults have unprecedented
opportunities to be involved in tech conferences to learn
valuable skills that will carry them into future career
choices to be entrepreneurs and create their own careers
to help their cultures grow and prosper.  Digital  influencers
are not just white faces they are the beautiful hues of color
and shades of  our world.

America does not have the resources to continue to be the
only global technology powerhouse, globally things are
changing and America is feeling the effects. In collaboration
to learning code, PHP, scripting languages, programming and
web design, the integration of Science Technology Engineering
Arts Mathematics is necessary to build skills-sets for the
future to help address and solve challenges that are faced
daily by human existence.

Youth and teens are gradually learning the importance of
applying technology skills to build on critical and higher
order thinking.
Enhancing their combining of creative and innovative
processing of information to influence future digital
adaptations in robotics, re-newable energy resources,
working with nature not against natural forces that are
available. In many cases indigenous youth have learned
from their elders and nature to survive with the land,
but many lessons are being lost because the land has
and is still being taken away.

Indigenous Youth In Asia
Indigenous Youth In Asia

Youth attending conferences allows exposure not just to
people, youth learn terminologies that enhance their
ability to communicate on intellectual levels. Broadening
language abilities allows youth, teens and young adults as
they grow to sit at the tables of diverse digital and intellectual
tables and not be threatened by the lack of knowledge
and understanding. Comprehending is key to being able
to contribute to the discussion of building digital networks
and creating PLC – Professional Learning Communities and
Professional Learning Networks.

Indigenous youth, teens and young adults represent their
cultural heritage and build learning opportunities and speak
their languages. Representation matters in STEAM, Tech,
Social Media and in Digital Innovation. When indigenous
youth see themselves involved outside of their communities
they are encouraged and empowered to alter
their thinking.

WordCamp in Africa
WordCamp in Africa

The learning of digital languages is a path to decision making
where representation is not an issue because there are those
present that are of gender, color and culture. Those sitting at
the tables of digital business and commerce look like the youth
in neighborhoods dreaming of owning their own business and
aspiring to make global changes.

The growth of conferences guarantees that youth are engaged
in activities of digital creativity and digital exploration. New
skills learned and applied will be with youth for years to help
shape and mold decisions for digital and economic growth in
the communities these youth live.

Globally the uniqueness of conferences are open to indigenous
children around the world. Providing opportunities for them to
see there are choices and chances in life to broaden their vision
of careers, hobbies and learning the skills of networking and
developing generational wealth.

Digital Jobs Globally
Digital Jobs Globally

WordCamps are global conferences that embrace diversity,
inclusion, innovation and creativity. Stated by Abdullah Ramzan
Twitter @Software_abi “The beauty of WordPress (Web Platform)
is that it is made for everyone.”

In Africa, Asia and Central America, India there are conferences
that teach from the very basics to the more advanced in HTML,
E-commerce, marketing, branding and cyber-security.
The steady and rapid growth of wireless technologies are building infrastructures that will carry indigenous peoples into the next
decade as it grows into its’ place in digital innovation where the
people will be the next natural resource for creativity and
innovation not just the land itself.

Future of Costa Rica
Future of Costa Rica

Digital innovators are thriving in Africa, Asia, Central America,
India and even Australia, growth is expanding opportunities to
influence financial markets.  Organizers for WordCamp  and
KidsCamp represent their communities, cultures, colors
and generations.  They are influencing new generations to
grow and be technical leaders in their regions of  the world.
Digital growth in Mexico, South America, Central America
is phenomenal this includes Panama and Nicaquagua:
these nations cannot be left out Guatemala, Belize,
Honduras and El Salvador.
Their greatest resources are the people.

Indigenous children must be able to engage in conferences
and workshops where their minds are broadened, their
skills are improved and sharpened and their fear of
what is new is overcome. Kids will be competing against
each other as they build their business interests
digitally before they are adults.

Exposure is valuable and representation is key to
motivating indigenous youth both girls and boys to new
levels of thinking in life. Parents must allow their
children to participate in conferences to build skills
for future employment. Children need to learn how
to network, collaborate, cooperate and work with
the diversity the world has to offer.

Too many indigenous youth are denied access, opportunities,
creative growth and innovative inspiration, this decade is an
opportunity to change this. Tech provides building a world
of discovery and innovation, and working together to
accomplish goals and building future dreams in
careers, business as entrepreneurs. Global WordCamps
can be found here
https://central.wordcamp.org/ many support youth,
teens and young adults in attending.

Indigenous Youth in Central America
Indigenous Youth in Central America

The building of digital leaders in countries is encouraging,
many are youth, teens and young adults themselves.
The chance to inspire our beautiful, innovative, creative
and smart indigenous generation is growing.
The world needs indigenous youth to be as smart as they
can be, as creative and as innovative as their talents allow.
The world cannot allow the brilliance and intellectual ability
of indigenous youth, teens and young adults to go to waste
because these youth, teens and  young adults are
important to our world.

Through conferences like WordCamp and corresponding
KidsCamp provide the foundation to mentor and model,
representation does matter for youth of color and culture.
If they see people that look like them, they will aspire and
dream to be like them and more.

Representation Matters for Indigenous Youth!!!

WordCamp and KidsCamp
San Jose, Costa Rica 2019

WordCampCR in Costa Rica Central America
WordCampCR in Costa Rica Central America 2019
WordCampCR KidsCamp 2018
WordCampCR in Costa Rica Central America  2018
WordCamp Calgary Canads 2019
WordCamp Calgary Canads 2019
WordCamp San Jose Costa Rica 2018
WordCamp San Jose Costa Rica 2018
William and Aida in Calgary YYC
William and Aida in Calgary YYC 2019
Aida and William KidsCampJax2019
Aida and William KidsCampJax2019

 

San Jose WordCamp 2019
San Jose WordCamp 2019
Costa Rica Flag
Costa Rica Flag
WordCampCR Costa Rica Central America 2019
WordCampCR Costa Rica Central America 2019
WordCampCR Costa Rica Central America 2019
WordCampCR Costa Rica Central America 2019
WordCampYYC Calgary Alberta Canada 2018
WordCampYYC Calgary Alberta Canada 2018 with youth from the Sudanese community in Alberta