There were many events this week in Philanthropy. Events were held at the United Nations Foundation in Washington DC, Westin Georgetown Hotel and the National Building Museum
The Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council (MMTC Summit) – 6th Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit
The Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s Sixth Annual Broadband and Social Justice Summit will convene hundreds of media and telecom industry experts, policymakers, innovators, investors, and entrepreneurs to highlight the most far-reaching issues affecting minority entrepreneurs and underserved communities.
At the Summit, current and former FCC officials, Members of Congress, nonprofit and industry leaders will address how to improve diversity in the ownership of media and telecom assets in Silicon Valley and beyond, remove education and health disparities through technology, preserve an open Internet, close the digital divide, and improve the images of people of color in all media. In particular, experts will discuss how the process of achieving multicultural digital equality can stimulate economic opportunity, create jobs, generate wealth, and prime the pipeline for careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
As MMTC celebrates its 28th year, this year’s conference will also highlight MMTC’s new leadership, future plans to improve digital equity and ownership, and announce plans to deepen MMTC’s commitment to training and mentoring next-generation leaders, lawyers and entrepreneurs.
This year’s BBSJ Summit will wrap up with a celebration of the extraordinary leadership of MMTC’s Co-founder, David Honig, who after 28 years is passing the baton to MMTC’s new President and CEO, Kim Keenan. In David’s honor, attendees are asked to join us in a special reception and roast of his leadership.
MMTC is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications, and broadband industries. MMTC is the leading advocate for minority participation in the communications industries. The MMTC preserves and expands minority ownership and equal employment opportunity in these industries and works to close the digital divide.