Jessica Gonzalez

National Hispanic Media Coalition

Jessica oversees all NHMC operations from headquarters in Pasadena, California. In her former role, Jessica ran NHMC’s Washington, D.C. office, executed NHMC’s priorities before the federal agencies and in Congress and lead NHMC’s legal and policy work. She also developed NHMC’s legal fellowship program. Jessica has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and has been interviewed on television and radio. Additionally, she played an instrumental role in drafting the historic Memorandum of Understanding between Comcast Corporation and leading national Latino leadership organizations.

 

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Internet Freedom, Racism, and Civil Rights in the 21st Century

Imagine you wanted to use the Internet to organize against police brutality or protest an immigration raid but Verizon or Comcast blocked your website or other online tools you need. How would this impact your struggle for racial and social justice?
Unfortunately, this is real possibility, not a far-off scenario. Internet services providers can now block, censor, interfere and discriminate against Internet Web traffic following a federal court ruling earlier this year that struck down the Federal Communications Commission’s Network Neutrality rules.

During this session, activists will take part in breakout discussions to come up with strategizes to protect an open Internet.

Speakers: Samala, Arturo Carmona, Brandi Collins-Dexter, Jessica Gonzalez, Joe Torres