The Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission (MHCRC) is a committed advocate and ally to those of us who have lived our lives in an environment of systemic oppression and racism.
The murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd were daylighted through the use of video, and like the film and images from the civil rights movement of the 1950’s and 60’s, they tell an undeniable story of white supremacy, discrimination and racially-motivated violence. The visual confirmation of these hateful actions endured by Black Americans became real to the world when they saw it with their own eyes.
In 2020, people have the ability to tell their own stories in their own words through the use of a smartphone, and those stories are undeniable. Violence toward black people has always been there, and the increased availability of devices to record these injustices not only demands that people confront these injustices but forces conversation and inspires action.
The MHCRC is committed to using our power to enable black, indigenous, other people of color and other marginalized voices to tell their own stories through our community technology grants and through financial support of Community Media centers serving all of Multnomah County. We embrace our responsibility to lift-up the voices of our community and make sure they are heard. #BlackLivesMatter