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Politics, Civil Rights, And Net Neutrality; What You Need To Know

July 8, 2010

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When Garlin Gilchrist II was just 5 years old, his grandmother bought him his first computer. By 14 he had his first job building computers from scratch, a seemingly unlikely hobby for a young Black kid growing up in Detroit.

By the time he graduated college as a computer engineer, Garlin had a job waiting for him with one of the most sought after employers in the country: Microsoft. His career in life was set- and then- he quit.

Today Garlin Gilchrist II is the Director of New Media for the Center For Community Change in D.C. In this next section, our own Sable Verity talks with Gilchrist about his journey from the for-profit technology sector in this Washington to the non-profit community sector in the other Washington.

He is one of our nation’s most respected voices advocating for an open and free internet- a controversial issue impacting all of us, particularly marginalized communities.

Links
Garlin Gilchrist II’s blog The SuperSpade

Center for Community Change

Color of Change
Interviewer: Sable Verity

The Broadcast Interview

Broadcast interview
The full interview

Unedited Interview

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