How does "caste" apply to the District and our intersecting Black, Jewish, and white identities? Dr. Natalie Hopkinson joins us to discuss caste, Covid, and the election.
Responding to a candidate for local government in DC promoting, and funded by, "Patriotic Governance." Related topics include Mutual Aid, economic development, and policing.
Continuing last week's discussion, with remarks from Professor Alex Vitale from Portland's "Police Violence Comprehensive Forum." Then returning to DC, for a renewed focus on police reform.
Portland protesters and journalists alike are facing violent arrest, with forceful removal of masks, mace, and other brutal handling adding Covid-19 specific threats to the ordeal.
For more than 25 years, Operation Understanding DC has been gathering a group of Black and Jewish youth designed to foster leaders who will fight racism, antisemitism, and other forms of discrimination. In recent years, youth who do not identify as Black and/or Jewish but have a commitment to these goals have joined some cohorts. [...]
Jorge Vasquez, new director of Power and Democracy Project at the national Advancement Project office, shared plans to help communities cope with difficult voting situations. Planning -- for individuals and communities -- is key, he explains. Waiting until voting day is unwise, and his "Power and Democracy" team is poised to help in these next [...]
Guests this week on Community thru Covid are Jorge Vasquez of the Advancement Project and Yolanda Savage-Narva of Operation Understanding DC.
Where do kids really fit in our current models of education and schooling?
What happens to arts education in the virtual/distance learning environments many young people are experiencing, at least in part, this year? What about social-emotional learning and support? Is the current situation worsening learning and access gaps? Is Covid-19 loosening the hold of systems that were already not working for Black children? We Act Radio's "Community [...]
A variety of community partners, led by individuals who have or are currently experiencing homelessness, are stepping up to meet the needs of the housing insecure in DC.