I will be in DC today. It will feel like 116 degrees in the shade. But that’s OK because I don’t plan to leave the hotel where the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council is holding its 25th Anniversary Access to Capital and Telecommunications Policy Conference.
The conference will be streamed live here.
MMTC President and Executive Director David Honig writes:
After more than two decades of work to promote and preserve equal opportunity and civil rights in mass media and telecommunications, there have been many victories and a few defeats. Through it all, the need for advocacy, sometimes loud, sometimes quiet, but always determined, remains unchanged.
Access to capital is crucial to the success of minority entrepreneurs, and telecommunications policies can open doors for minority participation in American media — or close doors, if those policies are written without care and foresight. Providing access to needed capital and ensuring telecommunications policies provide for equal opportunities remain central to MMTC’s mission and to this year’s conference.
Truth be told, even Steven Wonder can see the doors to needed capital remain largely closed.