Covid and Arts Education

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 […]

Covid and the Black Coalition: Update from Dr. Reed Tuckson

Heat emergencies and other logistics are impacting the District’s response to Covid-19, while the pandemic continues to hit harder, and be more lethal, for Black people in the city. Dr. Reed Tuckson, of the Black Coalition Against Covid, joined “Community thru Covid” Wed, 7/29. Segment begins around 33:00 mark — Dr. Tuckson highlighted our responsibility […]

Covid and Incarceration: Juvenile Facilities

Thanks to Josh Rovner, senior advocacy associate for The Sentencing Project, for sharing important background regarding Covid-19 in juvenile detention facilities and suggested actions for those concerned about health and developmental risks to incarcerated youth. Segment begins near the top of the hour here (video link below) — Nationally, facilities in DC and 37 states […]

Books, Technology, Closures and Cleaning: School Libraries thru Covid

Kathy Carroll, President of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), joins We Act Radio’s “Community thru Covid” July 8, at 11:30 Eastern to share perspectives on school libraries in this pandemic.

Youth Needs in Pandemic and Traumatic Conditions

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 […]