We Act Radio's "Community thru Covid" is taking a breather this week. Many DC locals will be engaged with FY21 Budget markup hearings, as we attempt to ensure that the new budget, in the midst of pandemic and protest, reflects public demands. Schedule for June 24 below. In addition, listeners nationwide are encouraged to take [...]
Pandemic and protests mean changes to DC budget calendar and participation, yielding unprecedented response.
Review of the DC FY21 budget schedule with background on recommended cuts/revenue increase for defunding police and investing in Black communities.
Health risks, police violence, and protests for #DefundMPD in the current DC FY21 Budget cycle. GUESTS: Naiya Speight-Leggett, Dominique Hazzard, and Kendra Allen from BYP100 (Black Youth Project).
Wed Jun 10 on We Act Radio's Community thru Covid: Intersection of health risks from virus and police and how Covid-19 is affecting response to DC's FY21 budget.
Pranav Nanda, who works with Serve Your City DC and DC Mutual Aid, discusses tutoring needs, now that "school" is over and a rough summer looms. Beyond the DC area, listen to this local story and then consult your own local Mutual Aid network or start one. Reach out to families and youth nearby. Share [...]
DC Library plans for gradual re-opening, meeting the challenges of the on-going pandemic, and new ways of reaching people who rely on their local libraries for so many services.
What's ahead for local libraries, citywide services, and summer programming as ReOpen DC begins? Hear from DC Public Library executive director Richard Reyes-Gavilan.
May 27 "Community THRU Covid" with The Peoples Demands DC and ReOpen DC Education
Hear from community members who helped develop the People's Demands DC and from those involved in planning for childcare and education in ReOpen DC.