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"The Wires That Bind" goes live!



Adam Echelman is a Senior Landecker Fellow as well as a 2021 – 2022 Detroit Grant Competition Recipient.

Through this grant, Adam set out to produce a multimedia story that sheds light on the everyday experiences of adults who struggle with the digital divide. The project builds on his work as a Landecker Fellow, where he worked across the country to help individuals write Op Eds and produce first-person narratives.

In June 2022, the final product of his project titled The Wires That Bind went live! This multimedia story describes how one neighborhood in Detroit grapples with the high cost of internet. “Internet is like water, says Violeta Ramirez in Spanish. ‘It’s that important.’ But three years ago, her tap ran dry,” explains the page.

Learn more about Jacquelyn’s story by clicking on the image.

If you are interested in helping spread the word, contact Adam at

Adam is one of thirty 2020-2021 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.