If the new information networks are the new economy, how are communities of color accessing broadband? What is the role of broadband in addressing equality issues such as entrepreneurial opportunities, employment, education, healthcare, media content and democracy? What does the broadband divide look today in terms of access and functionality? Where are the opportunities to promote broadband adoption in communities of color?

Presenters: John Horrigan, Ph.D. (Independent Communications and Technology Policy Consultant); Michael Scurato, Policy Director (National Hispanic Media Coalition); Jason T. Lagria, Media and Telecommunications Senior Staff Attorney (Asian Americans Advancing Justice); Moderated by Olivia Wein, Staff Attorney (National Consumer Law Center)

This webinar is part of a series on "Rebuilding Wealth and Economic Opportunity in Communities of Color" sponsored by NCLC's initiative on Racial Justice & Equal Economic Opportunity. Visit: http://www.nclc.org/special-projects/racial-justice.html


Event Date 09-18-2014 2:00 pm
Event End Date 09-18-2014 3:30 pm

This webinar will discuss the FTC's new consumer education campaign for active older people – Pass It On. The campaign is based on the idea that older adults – a huge group with life experience and social networks – are part of the solution, not simply the victims of scammers. Pass It On acknowledges their experience, expertise, and trusted place in the community. It reinforces what they already know about some common scams, and gives them the tools to start conversations about these scams with a friend, neighbor or relative. The topics included in Pass It On are imposter scams, identity theft, fundraising fraud, health care scams, paying too much, and 'you've won' scams. This webinar will discuss the Pass It On campaign, the scams that it seeks to address, and ideas for, well, passing it on.

Presenters: Jennifer Leach, Consumer Education Specialist in the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection; Lisa Weintraub Schifferle, attorney in the Federal Trade Commission's Division of Privacy and Identity Protection; Persis Yu, Staff Attorney at the National Consumer Law Center

Event Date 09-10-2014 2:00 pm
Event End Date 09-10-2014 3:30 pm

, Senior Attorney, AARP Foundation Litigation
Stuart T. Rossman, Director of Litigation, National Consumer Law Center

Event Date 07-05-2014 11:00 am
Event End Date 07-22-2014 4:00 pm
Ed Mierzwinski from PIRG; David Robinson and Harlan Yu from Robinson & Yu LLC; and Persis Yu from NCLC
Event Date 06-03-2014 2:00 pm
Event End Date 06-03-2014 3:30 pm
Sara Cirba, JD, Associate for Advocacy and Development, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care; Amity Overall Laib, Manager, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and Policy, National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
Event Date 05-28-2014 2:00 pm
Event End Date 05-28-2014 3:30 pm
Diane Thompson, of counsel, National Consumer Law Center
Event Date 05-22-2014 3:00 am
Event End Date 05-22-2014 4:00 am
Chi Chi Wu, Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center; Deidre Swesnik, Director of Public Policy and Communications, National Fair Housing Alliance
Event Date 05-20-2014 2:00 pm
Event End Date 05-20-2014 3:30 pm
Hilary Meyer, Director, National Programs, SAGE (Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Elders); Karen L. Loewy, Senior Attorney, Lambda Legal; and Aaron Tax, Director of Federal Government Relations, Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders (SAGE).
Event Date 05-14-2014 2:00 pm
Event End Date 05-14-2014 3:30 pm
Janet Kagan, Director, Art-Force Inc.
Adele Phillips, Center for Rural Affairs: Program associate, Rural Opportunities and Stewardship Program
Veronica Erenberg, Center for Rural Affairs: Community Foods Specialist, Rural Opportunities and Stewardship Program
Event Date 05-08-2014 1:00 pm
Event End Date 05-08-2014 2:00 pm
Odette Williamson, staff attorney, National Consumer Law Center; Fay Gordon, staff attorney, National Senior Citizens Law Center; and Bryan Pacheco, National Coordinator, Diverse Elders Coalition.
Event Date 05-07-2014 2:00 pm
Event End Date 05-07-2014 3:30 pm