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Eric K. Ward recognized

Hear his thoughts at the 39th Annual Parker Lecture on October 19



Eric K. Ward

Eric K. Ward, this year's Parker Lecturer will receive the Train Foundation's Civil Courage Prize later this month—the first U.S. laureate. As the Train Foundation explains, Mr. Ward,

is one of a small group of leaders of color who have been working to counter organized hate since the 1980s. During his career, Ward traveled by bus across thousands of miles of predominantly white, rural areas to establish hundreds of anti-hate task forces.


The Train Foundation also acknowledged Ward's especial expertise relevant to the Parker Lecture, his role as a performer who uses "music to advance inclusive democracy" and "to create new narratives that lift-up anti-bigotry and inclusion and puncture the myths driving American political and social divisions."

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Cheryl A. Leanza testifies virtually before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications & Technology

Leanza Presses for Phone Justice

Cheryl A. Leanza, policy advisor to the United Church of Christ's media justice ministry, OC Inc., testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, Energy & Commerce Committee and focused her testimony on urging support for the Martha Wright Prison Phone Justice Act, H.R. 2489. Read more.



Love your neighbors: Get them internet!

Last week we participated in a week of action to help make sure all low-income families know about the new government program that offers $50 per month off broadband internet. Read more, and see the webinar recording and learn about how you can distribute the our flyer (also in Spanish) and help make media justice a reality.
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