Slam Covid-19 poetry performances

In honor of National Poetry Month, Community thru Covid shares a portion of last year’s Slam Covid-19 Competition (May 2020). These are the high school entries. See also the elementary school and adult competitions (link coming soon). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwaYKdF_lIA May 2020 High School performances Heard on air 4/14/21 (grades and school from 2020): Jemoni Benson, 10th …

Covid and Play and Compassion in Community Safety

March 31, 2021 episode of “Community thru Covid” on We Act Radio: Updates on vaccination equity and disapproval motion threatening family shelter and halfway house for returning citizens — see below;8:25 — Pandemics and Economics in History: Episode #7: Infection’s Legacies Remain (full text and citations);14:00 — Covid and Play with Demetria Bright of Play …

Covid and Community Safety

Updated 12:30 p.m. on 3/31/21 with recordings and details. Segment begins around the 33 minute mark — Tia Bell, founder of The TRIGGER Project and Rachel Usdan, DC chapter chair of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, discuss compassion and connection as important aspects of preventing gun violence and the necessary shift away toward prevention …

Covid and Play

Updated at 1 p.m. on 3/31/21 with recordings. Play, so important to all of us, but especially those aged 0-5, is a challenge in many parts of DC and in other places — even without the complications of a pandemic. Play & Thrive DC was founded to tackle play inequity in our nation’s capitol. Demetria …

Covid and Economic Development, Vaccine Accessibility and Global Action

Introduction and “Pandemics and Economics in History” (full text and citations) Segment 1, starts at 6:25: Global Day of Action for Peoples’ Vaccine with Leigh Kamore Haynes, campaign manager for Free the Vaccine. Related links and more information Segment 2, starts at 30:25: Economic development, equity and environment with Peter Stebbins of Save McMillan Park …