InternetIRL: A forum for Communications Rights & Access

nn-racialjustice-9.pngRight now, the Trump administration is fighting to take away our digital oxygen. In just a few short months, The Federal Communications Commission, has led an assault on protections against predatory practices by broadband providers, access to affordable internet, and net neutrality- the principle that internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon should treat all data equally.

Thankfully, Commissioner Clyburn is doing everything she can to protect our rights, and she needs our help. Join Voices for Internet Freedom, a coalition that organizes and advocates for the digital rights of people of color, and Commissioner Clyburn for a night of community building and fighting back through a series of conversations around the different ways people of color use the Internet to create community and art, organize for change, and learn beyond the walls of a classroom.

Together with additional movement leaders, journalists, and some of Atlanta’s top online entrepreneurs we will be discussing internet freedom, access, affordability, and the various ways in which the internet has opened doors for people of color to thrive and tell the stories that traditional media outlets have historically blocked.

RSVP to join us at our #InternetIRL forum to fight for our digital oxygen! (space is limited, so sign up early!)

WHO: organized by Color Of Change, the Center for Media Justice, Free Press, and the National Hispanic Media Coalition, with support from Common Cause and Public Knowledge  

WHEN: Tuesday, June 13th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

WHERE: The Gathering Spot, 384 Northyards Boulevard Northwest, Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30313


  • Lucy McBath, national spokesperson for Moms Demand Action and mother of Jordan Davis
  • Reagan Gomez-Preston, actor, writer and director 
  • Jonathan Jackson, co-founder of Blavity
  • Robin Thede, comedic actor and writer 
  • Nikema Williams, vice president of public policy at Planned Parenthood Southeast
  • Sylvia Obell, journalist at Buzzfeed 
  • Tracie Powell, founder of All Digitocracy 
  • Idalin Bobe, Poor People's Campaign and formerly of Black Girls Code
  • Lovette Thompson, Black Alliance for Just Immigration
  • Ryan Wilson, CEO and co-founder of The Gathering Spot
  • AND MORE...
June 13, 2017 at 6pm - 8pm
The Gathering Spot
384 Northyards Boulevard Northwest Building 100
Atlanta, GA 30313
United States
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Will you come?