Everett Parker would be 110 years old today. Sustain his legacy.

Everett Parker

Rev. Dr. Everett Parker, founder of UCC Media Justice, would be 110 years old today. With your support, we will be thriving for decades to come.

Hi Friend,

Today UCC Media Justice celebrates what would have been the 110th birthday of our founder, the Rev. Dr. Everett C. Parker. And this year we have much to celebrate:

  • After five years of advocacy, we led a coalition that successfully persuaded Congress to pass prison phone justice reform legislation, enabling the Federal Communications Commission to protect incarcerated persons and their families from predatory phone rates.
  • We’ve helped create—and are working with churches to spread the word about—a new program that helps low-income families purchase high-speed Internet services so that they can access government services, do their schoolwork and compete for jobs.
  • We’ve helped women and abortion providers learn how to protect their reproductive privacy on digital platforms in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade.
  • We honor the best and brightest media justice advocates and cutting edge speakers through the Annual Everett Parker Lecture, like our 40th Lecturer, Maya Wiley of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights.
  • And we’re bringing a resolution to the UCC’s 34th General Synod this summer, seeking to reaffirm our denomination’s longtime commitment to the fight for digital justice and inclusion.

We can’t do it alone.

Just as Dr. Parker enlisted a network of volunteer television monitors when he successfully challenged the broadcast license of a Mississippi television station amid the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, we need your support today.

Donate now to continue his fight for telecommunications services and diverse media outlets that are affordable and accessible to all. Can you offer $110 for Dr. Parker's 110th Birthday?


United Church of Christ Media Justice Ministry (UCCMJM)
100 Maryland Ave., NE Suite 330 | Washington, District of Columbia 20002
202-904-2168 | info@uccmediajustice.org

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Everett Parker promised, during his life, that the United Church of Christ would still be here fighting for justice long after he, and the issues of his day were gone. Will you help sustain that promise?

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