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Tyrone Taborn, founding chief executive officer of Career Communications Group (CCG), hosted an insightful and thought-provoking panel discussion on “The Metaverse as a Civil Rights Struggle” at the National Action Network in New York. The event brought together experts from various fields to discuss the importance of minority engagement in the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

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Joining Taborn on the panel were Keith Clinkscales, media entrepreneur and former chief executive officer of REVOLT Media & TV; the State University of New York Chancellor John King, former New York education commissioner, and U.S. education secretary; Dr. Colin Parris, senior vice president and chief technology officer at GE Digital; and Russell Frisby, an attorney specializing in communications and technology law.

The diverse panel explored the opportunities and challenges presented by the metaverse and emphasized the need for minorities to actively participate in shaping this new frontier.

The discussion focused on the potential for the metaverse to redefine social, economic, and educational landscapes, with panelists highlighting the risks of digital exclusion and the importance of ensuring equitable access to technology for all. The panelists also addressed the critical role that education, government, and private sectors play in fostering an inclusive digital environment, ensuring that underrepresented communities are not left behind.

Tyrone Taborn, a recognized advocate for diversity and inclusion in STEM, emphasized the urgency of the matter: “The metaverse presents incredible opportunities, but it also poses the risk of further widening the digital divide. We must ensure that minority communities have the tools, resources, and knowledge necessary to participate and thrive in this new digital realm.”

The event, held at the National Action Network Conference, drew significant interest and attendance from local community leaders, educators, and technology professionals. The panel’s powerful message reinforced the importance of collective action in promoting equal opportunities in the rapidly growing metaverse.

Career Communications Group, Inc. has created an innovative and exciting virtual event platform called the STEM City USA Metaverse. The platform offers a unique and immersive experience for attendees to participate in events, conferences, and activities related to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The STEM City USA Metaverse is a virtual world that can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection. www.stemcityusa.com

The National Action Network is a leading civil rights organization founded by Rev. Al Sharpton in 1991. The organization focuses on social justice issues, including racial discrimination, police brutality, and economic inequality.

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