Join us to Celebrate and Remember Dr. Everett C. Parker on October 20th
After Dr. Parker's passing, we have heard from so many people celebrating and admiring his achievements. This year's Parker Lecture will be an especially meaningful opportunity to appreciate all that Dr. Parker accomplished and to contribute toward the work of UCC OC Inc. as we carry out his legacy. Please take this time to commit to joining us in Washington DC next month. Sponsorships are still available and provide the financial support that makes UCC OC Inc.'s work possible all year long. Contact Roxanne Ladd for more information about sponsorships.
This year's honorees are challenging us to ask the questions and do the work Everett Parker would be doing today:
- danah boyd, founder, Data & Society Research Institute and “activist scholar” on the social and cultural implications of technology, will give the 2015 Parker Lecture on Ethics and Telecommunications.
- Joseph Torres, senior external affairs director of Free Press and co-author of News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media, will receive the Parker Award which recognizes an individual whose work embodies the principles and values of the public interest in telecommunications.
- Wally Bowen, co-founder and executive director of the Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN), will receive the Donald H. McGannon Award in recognition of his dedication to bringing modern telecommunications to low-income people in rural areas.
Cheryl A. Leanza
United Church of Christ, OC Inc.