A simple definition of digital redlining is creating and perpetuating inequities between already marginalized groups specifically through digital technology, digital content, and the internet. With this pandemic, the digital divide not only became grossly evident but illustrated the ways in which digital redlining persists.
On Tuesday September 7th at 1pm PT is episode 2 of the Desegregate the Internet – Access Granted series where we will talk all things Digital Redlining with our featured guest Christopher L. Lewis of Public Knowledge – a public interest policy organization that works at the intersection of copyright, telecommunications, and internet law.
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Lewis is President and CEO at Public Knowledge. Prior to being elevated to President and CEO, Chris served for as PK’s Vice President from 2012 to 2019 where he led the organization’s day-to-day advocacy and political strategy on Capitol Hill and at government agencies. During that time he also served as a local elected official, serving two terms on the Alexandria City Public School Board. Chris serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute for Local Self Reliance and represents Public Knowledge on the Board of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG).
Before joining Public Knowledge, Chris worked in the Federal Communications Commission Office of Legislative Affairs, including as its Deputy Director. He is a former U.S. Senate staffer for the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy and has over 18 years of political organizing and advocacy experience, including serving as Virginia State Director at GenerationEngage, and working as the North Carolina Field Director for Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign and other roles throughout the campaign. Chris graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelors degree in Government and lives in Alexandria, VA where he continues to volunteer and advocate on local civic issues.
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