Post News Group, News Report, Conway Jones, Posted: January 3, 2014

Voices for Internet Freedom, in partnership with the Center for Media Justice, Free Press, Color Of Change, and the National Hispanic Media Coalition, will host a town-hall discussion in Oakland on Thursday, Jan. 9, featuring Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler.

As the one who sets the FCC’s agenda, Chairman Wheeler needs to hear how policies on media ownership, the Internet, and journalism affect the nation’s most vulnerable communities, according to event organizers.

Organizers are hoping the public will take this opportunity to tell Chairman Wheeler about the impacts of an increasingly corporate media environment on communities, and about the kind of media system that best meets community needs.

Other Featured Speakers for this event include Catherine J.K. Sandoval, California Public Utilities Commissioner; Stephanie Chen, Greenlining Institute Energy & Telecommunications Policy Director; Malkia Cyril, Executive Director, Center for Media Justice; Jessica Gonzalez, Executive Vice President, National Hispanic Media Coalition; Christina Mansfield, Co-Executive Director, CIVIC; Rashad Robinson, Executive Director, Color Of Change; Mark Toney, Executive Director, The Utility Reform Network; and Chancellor Williams, Associate Policy Director, Free Press.

This event is free and open to the public, but seats are limited. Please RSVP at:

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