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Parker Lecture 2012 Photos, Videos, Honorees, and Sponsors


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Video Clips

Video clips are also available.  You can watch the whole event in two parts, or see clips of S. Jenell Trigg, Charles Benton, and Rev. Jackson speaking about the legacy of Everett Parker, the importance of diversity in broadcasting, access to broadband as a civil right, and the need to end predatory prison phone rates.


Parker Lecturer

The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, will deliver this year’s Parker Lecture. Rev. Jackson is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures.

Everett C. Parker Award
Charles Benton, chairman of the board of the Benton Foundation, will receive the Everett C. Parker Award in recognition of his many years of leadership and support for promoting the public interest in traditional and digital media.


Donald H. McGannon Award
S. Jenell Trigg, chair of the Intellectual Property and New Media and Technology Practice Group of Lerman Senter PLLC, will receive the Donald H. McGannon Award in recognition of her work to promote opportunities in telecommunications media for women and persons of color.

Parker Lecture Sponsors

UCC OC Inc. thanks our sponsors for their generous support.

Lead Sponsors




Corporate Special Friends

The Walt Disney Company

Best, Best & Krieger, LLP

National Cable and Telecommunications Association

Lerman Senter PLLC

Special Friends


Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer, LLP

Council Tree Investors, Inc.

Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP

Nonprofit Special Friend

Benton Foundation

Intersections International

United Church of Christ Justice and Witness Ministries

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