CTC and Gun Violence Awareness Month

Updated 12:15 p.m. 5/26/21 with recording — In preparation for Gun Violence Awareness Month, this week’s Community thru Covid offers two conversations on the “double pandemic” or “dual health crisis” of gun violence and Coronavirus. The first, with Tia Bell of The TRIGGER Project and Rachel Usdan of Moms Demand Action-DC Chapter, is from March …

Covid and Advocacy in the Long Run

To Be Rescheduled: On this week’s Community thru Covid: Reginald Black, Advocacy Director of People for Fairness Coalition (PFFC), Street Sense Media artist and contributor, active member of People Power Action (PPA), and a voting member of Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH). Topics will include attempts to end the Covid-19 moratorium on evictions and other …

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, Density and Displacement

Updated 12:30 3/10 with recordings and more links. Audio and YouTube recordings This pandemic reminds us of the importance of open space and the dangers over-crowding. On this week’s “Community thru Covid” we’ll hear from Peter Stebbins, with Save McMillan Action Coalition, and Coy McKinney, with SW DC Action, about efforts to approach density in …

Covid, Students and the Dollar Signs

Updated 1:00 p.m. 2/24 with new links This week, on the second half of Community thru Covid, we hear from Yolanda Corbett, a parent and education advocate who participated in the recent “DC 101” presentation, from Serve Your City DC, on the history and status of education in the District of Columbia. Among planned topics …