On Thursday, January 9, Voices for Internet Freedom, in partnership with the National Hispanic Media Coalition, Center for Media Justice, Free Press, and ColorOfChange, will host a town-hall event in Oakland, Calif. offering community members a unique opportunity to speak with recently-appointed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler. You can join and follow the conversation on Twitter using hashtag #oaklandvoices.
For reporters wishing to cover the event, please RSVP to Jenn Topper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oakland Voices: A Town Hall on Our Right to Communicate will give Oakland community members an opportunity to share their stories — and to tell Chairman Wheeler about the impacts of an increasingly corporate media environment.
This is a chance to tell him face to face about the kind of media system that best meets our needs — and to advocate for the health and well-being of our families and our communities.
Date: Thurs., Jan. 9, 2014
Time: 7–9 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.)
Location: Preservation Park, Niles Hall
1233 Preservation Park Way
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler
California Public Utilities Commissioner Catherine J.K. Sandoval
Greenlining Institute Energy & Telecommunications Policy Director Stephanie Chen
Center for Media Justice Executive Director Malkia Cyril
National Hispanic Media Coalition Executive Vice President Jessica Gonzalez
CIVIC Co-Executive Director Christina Mansfield
ColorOfChange Executive Director Rashad Robinson
The Utility Reform Network Executive Director Mark Toney
Free Press Associate Policy Director Chancellar Williams]]>
The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a 35-year-old non-profit organization that builds bridges, creates opportunities, resources, and connects Latinx talent with the entertainment industry.