Welcome to the Allied Media Conference 2015! 
Friday, June 19 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Making an Open Internet a Reality

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The Internet is deeply embedded in society, reflecting both our potential and our injustices. Many online spaces were not built for us or by us, and don't allow for the full participation of people of color, new immigrant, LGBTQ and low-income communities, and youth. Join the Hive Learning Network, a global initiative of the Mozilla Foundation, to identify what the Open Web is and explore how existing biases play out in this technology. We will look at online resources and strategize to shift the web to an accessible place for all builders.


Simona Ramkisson

Mozilla Foundation
Simona is the project manager for Hive Learning Networks, a global community-building initiative of the Mozilla Foundation. She has worked as a youth facilitator and community builder with a Toronto-based social enterprise. She is commited to a community-defined open web.

Elsa Rodriguez

Hive Chicago Learning Network
Elsa is the Programs Manager for the Hive Chicago Learning Network, working to connect youth to interest-based pathways through digital media. Her belief in education as an agent of social change has led her to work across Chicago serving girls, low-income students and students of... Read More →

Armando Somoza

Urban Arts Partnership
Armando is the Program Manager leading the Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy at Urban Arts Partnership in New York City. As an artist, social entrepreneur, and educator, he has committed his life's work to the empowerment of young people through the fusion of education and the creative... Read More →

Friday June 19, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
State Hall: Room 219
  Strategy Session