The town hall will be streamed live at http://www.internetvoices.org at 7PM Pacific. Click here for photos from the event.
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 email@example.com
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.
Thurs., Jan. 9, 2014
7–9 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.)
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