Future of the Internet Town Hall on November 16th, 2010

During the week of the National Congress of American Indian’s Annual Conference, on November 16th, the Media Literacy Project, Center for Media Justice and Free Press will be hosting a townhall on the future of the Internet.

This townhall is crucial to New Mexico and will have an impact on national Internet policy decisions. Right now big cable and telephone companies are trying to dominate the conversation on the future of the Internet. They are trying to convince Congress and the American public that corporate control of the Internet is a free Internet. But New Mexicans already know that we need an affordable and non-discriminatory Internet so that we can have equal educational, health, and business opportunities as everyone else.

This townhall will give Native Americans, Latinos, and all New Mexicans the opportunity to share with FCC Commissioner Michael Copps their ideas, concerns, and experiences with Internet access. Your stories will help shape the future of the Internet for New Mexico and the rest of the country.

Please join us this November 16 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Journal Theater. The future of the Internet depends on all of us. RSVP at www.savetheinternet.com/abqhearing.

You can also download one of our quarter page flyers and share with your networks or get a townhall web badge to embed on your personal and organizational blogs and websites. Also, please share our recent ” Free the Air” video with your friends and networks.

Future of the Internet Townhall

National Hispanic Cultural Center
1704 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM

Tuesday Nov. 16, 6:30 PM (Doors open at 6 pm)
RSVP at savetheinternet.com/abqhearing

Featured Speakers:*
FCC Commissioner Michael Copps
Geoffrey Blackwell, Chair of the FCC Native Policy & Public Affairs Commission
Loris Taylor, Native Public Media
Joe Garcia, Chairman of the All Indian Pueblo Council
Andrea Quijada, Media Literacy Project
amalia deloney, Center for Media Justice

National Hispanic Cultural Center
1704 4th Street SW
Albuquerque, NM

To participate online live on Tuesday November 16, 2010 at 6:30 pm MST click on this link:

Published by Traci L. Morris

Dr. Morris, the Director of the American Indian Policy Institute at Arizona State University is a member of the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma. Under her leadership, the AIPI has grown and diversified its service to Indian Country via an MOU formalizing a long-standing partnership with the Native American Finance Officers Association (NAFOA) and forming the Tribal Economic Leadership Program offering training in Tribal Economic Governance and Tribal Financial Management; access to Entrepreneurship training and tribal business support through Inno-Nations; and Economic Development Consulting; and, the formalization of the Institute via by-laws and an advisory board comprised of both internal ASU leadership and external tribal and non-tribal leadership. In her work at both ASU and prior, Morris has worked with Native American tribes; Tribal businesses; Native American non-profits; Native media makers, artists, and galleries; written a college-accredited curriculum in Native American new media; and has advocated for digital inclusion at the Federal Communications Commission and on Capitol Hill. Morris’s research and publications on Native American media and the digital divide is focused on Internet use, digital inclusion, network neutrality, digital and new media curriculums, digital inclusion and development of broadband networks in Indian Country. Her book, Native American Voices: A Reader, continues to be a primary teaching tool in colleges throughout the country. Dr. Morris is Affiliated Faculty at ASU's School for the Future of Innovation in Society, an Affiliate of ASU's Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, a Senior Sustainability Scholar at the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, President of the Board of the Phoenix Indian Center, Board member of the Arizona American Indian Chamber of Commerce, and on the Advisory Council of the Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries and Museums. Formerly, Morris served member of the Advisory Board for the Department of Labor's Native American Employment and Training Council and served a two-year appointment (2014-2016 and 2010-2012) on the Federal Communications Commission's Consumer Advisory Committee. As an entrepreneur prior to her ASU appointment, Morris founded Homahota Consulting LLC, a national Native American woman-owned professional services firm working in policy analysis, telecommunications, education, and research assisting tribes in their nation-building efforts and working with Native Nations, tribal businesses and those businesses working with tribes. Morris has an M. A. and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona’s American Indian Studies, in addition to a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Colorado State University.

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