Parker Lecturer, Father's Day, Synod
A busy spring has led us to an even busier summer. Read below to find out about some of our exciting upcoming and continuing project.
33rd Annual Parker Lecture
danah boyd, named by Fortune magazine in 2010 as “the reigning expert on how young people use the Internet,” will deliver the 33rd annual Everett C. Parker Ethics in Telecommunications Lecture at the 2015 Parker Lecture and Breakfast. The event, organized by the United Church of Christ’s media justice ministry, the Office of Communication, Inc., will be held at 8 a.m. ET on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Washington, DC, Get your tickets now.
UCC General Synod
UCC's media justice ministry will be at General Synod this month, with a dynamic Theological, Interactive, Educational booth at the Youth Event. Watch our video on the big screen, and learn about the Faithful Internet campaign, how to block predatory prison phone rates, and learn a little media literacy. There will be opportunities to learn on-site, take action right away, and activities to bring home.
Father's Day is June 21 - time for action to end predatory prison phone rates once and for all. Check out our upcoming Justice and Peace Advocacy Network Action Alert; choose to preach about the fathers who will not be able to see or speak with their children this Father's Day; volunteer for a Washington DC delegation. See our post for more information.
Faithful Interet Victory
Faithful Internet shares the wise words of many faith leaders speaking out in support of Net Neutrality. Take action now and share the memes of Rev. Otis Moss III, Sister Simone Campbell, Rev. William Barber III, and many others.
And in Washington DC, our effort to help low-income people bridge the digital divide continues, with a wide range of advocacy activities to expand the federal affordability program to support high-speed broadband Internet. Read our comments to the President's Broadband Opportunity Council, letter supporting Lifeline's modernization, and blog post explaining why the program's detractors are wrong.