Internet Libre: A Webinar on Network Neutrality

"Imagine if one day you were restricted from using your favorite websites and applications. A recent court decision jeopardizes the freedom we have all come to enjoy on the Internet." -Edward James Olmos

A recent federal court decision did away with Network Neutrality, a set of rules that ensured that we were able to tell our own stories, organize and conduct business online. Latino journalists, creators, small business owners and activists depend on an open Internet as a platform to share our stories and distribute our work. For all communities, the Internet is critical to apply for jobs, to our children's education and to access vital services. 

The court decision clears the path for Internet service providers to collude with big businesses to lift up the voices of the rich and powerful and minimize the voices of all others, reintroducing the barriers that have kept Latinos and other people of color away from accurate and meaningful mainstream media representation throughout history.

An Internet without Network Neutrality puts Latinos at a disadvantage to participate in our economy and democracy.

That's why we need your help.  Join this webinar to learn more about Network Neutrality and to find out how you can help save the Internet. 

This webinar is hosted by the Voices for Internet Freedom Coalition, the National Hispanic Media Coalition, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Latino Independent Producers.

Details:

Date: Thu, Mar 6, 2014
Time: 1:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Voices for Internet Freedom



Presenters:

Michael Scurato
Michael Scurato is the Policy Director at the National Hispanice Media Coalition and works out of their Washington D.C. office. 

Ruth Livier
Ms. Livier is perhaps best known for her role in the groundbreaking, award-winning hit TV series Resurrection Blvd. She is an award winning actress, writer and new media pioneer.

Rosa Alonso
Rosa Alonso is Founder and Creator of the technology lifestyle blog "Mi Vida Tec" and President of Forache Productions LLC, a marketing, mobile/digital, multimedia and multicultural business consulting firm.

Hugo Balta
Hugo Balta is the president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalist. Balta is an experienced Broadcasting and Digital Media Professional who has directed frowth, change and innovation in several markets, divisions and business cycles. 

Vanessa Martinez Bell
Vanessa Martinez Bell is a bicultural Latina, who together with her husband is raising two biracial/bicultural children. She blogs at DeSuMama.com on topics of personal identity, positive parenting, bicultural life and legacy building.

Axel Caballero
Axel Caballero is the executive director for the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP.) He is also the founder of Cuéntame and the Spanish language opinion site Metaforapolitica.