Connecting with Distancing Youth: TraRon Center and DC Mutual Aid Digital Project

April 22 Program

Intro and Music/Poetry Event Announcement

3:48 Ryane Nickens, TraRon Center

35:13 Rachel Usdan, Ward 6 Hub DC-Mutual Aid Network

46:23 Pranav Nanda, more on the DC-MAN digital project

For youth already coping with trauma from gun violence, lack of sustained time with computers and wifi disrupts their access to healing and support — as well as challenges their access to schooling and safe connection to the world outside. In the first segment, Ryane Nickens of TraRon Center discusses how her staff and her students and families are managing with two pandemics: gun violence and Rona/Covid-19.

Later in the show, Rachel Usdan and Pranav Nanda of the digital project within the Mutual Aid Network discuss efforts to bring computers and wifi connection to those without these essentials. See links below for more.

Music, Poetry, and Paying Artists

Saturday, April 25, 8-11 p.m. — Free Performance

Featured: Sol Like Soul, Mernine Tevna, and Nena Park

To support DMV artists who have lost gigs due to the coronavirus pandemic: To apply for a gig visit this link.

Paying artists while enjoying music and poetry in stay-at-home conditions with Love and Solidarity Collective: FREE program, April 25 8-11 p.m.

Related Links for Digital Project

Contact the digital project to donate computer equipment — working or not — and to volunteer or share resources.

Learn more about the digital divide and DC public schools.

DC Mutual Aid Network

The People’s Demands

Mom’s Demand Action — DC Chapter


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