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Driving Forces | CoCaSha

Driving Forces | CoCaSha

One of the more exciting reactions we’ve seen to the hardships brought on by COVID-19 is CoCaSha, which stands for Connect Care Share. Founder Bahia El Oddi started the nonprofit as a way of connecting chefs who had lost their jobs with folks looking for...
Justice in the Balance | Sheriff Peter Koutoujian

Justice in the Balance | Sheriff Peter Koutoujian

In this episode of Justice in the Balance, Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian offers his impassioned response to George Floyd’s killing and the intensity of the public reaction, describes the changes made at the Middlesex House of Correction in response...
ABCs of LGBTQ+  | Family Supports and Challenges

ABCs of LGBTQ+ | Family Supports and Challenges

Tracy McKay is the Program Director at PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), and Carmen Paulino is a parent volunteer at the organization. They are also parents (and foster parents) of trans youth. In this conversation, they provide invaluable...
Talk of the Town | Election Modernization Committee

Talk of the Town | Election Modernization Committee

This video was created in coordination with Arlington Community Media, Inc. in Arlington, MA. ACMi is dedicated to providing an electronic forum for the free exchange of information and ideas which reflect the talents, skills, interests, concerns, and diversity of the...
Justice in the Balance | Prisoners’ Legal Services

Justice in the Balance | Prisoners’ Legal Services

COVID-19 has had an outsized impact on the health and safety of our prison populations and all those who are connected to them, from families to security guards to staff. Prisoners’ Legal Services operates right at the nexus of this complex situation, providing...
Meeting of the Election Modernization Committee – May 19, 2020

Meeting of the Election Modernization Committee – May 19, 2020

The Election Modernization Committee (EMC) was established by the 2019 Arlington Town Meeting. Initiated by concerned citizens of Arlington, the Committee and its purpose was defined by Article 36 ATM- 2019. The EMC’s charge is to comprehensively examine how to...
Meeting of the Election Modernization Committee – April 7, 2020

Meeting of the Election Modernization Committee – April 7, 2020

The Election Modernization Committee (EMC) was established by the 2019 Arlington Town Meeting. Initiated by concerned citizens of Arlington, the Committee and its purpose was defined by Article 36 ATM- 2019. The EMC’s charge is to comprehensively examine how to...
ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Effects of COVID-19

ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Effects of COVID-19

While COVID-19 affects literally everyone, it disproportionately impacts those who are already vulnerable or underserved, which include the overlapping populations that make up the LGBTQ+ community. Simmons University professor Gary Bailey joins LexPride’s...
Talk of the Town | Cindy Friedman Legislative Update May 2020

Talk of the Town | Cindy Friedman Legislative Update May 2020

Our regular Legislative Update with State Senator Cindy Friedman is dominated, unsurprisingly, by issues related to COVID-19, with a particular focus on the fiscal and economic challenges that lie ahead, even as the state legislature continues to focus on supporting...
Justice in the Balance | Citizens for Juvenile Justice

Justice in the Balance | Citizens for Juvenile Justice

Executive Director Leon Smith, and Deputy Director Sana Fadel describe the work of Citizens for Juvenile Justice on behalf of Massachusetts youth, work that includes advocacy, coalition building, research, and public education. They are busier than ever under the...
Talk of the Town | Sean Garballey’s Legislative Update May 2020

Talk of the Town | Sean Garballey’s Legislative Update May 2020

This video was created in coordination with Arlington Community Media, Inc. in Arlington, MA. ACMi is dedicated to providing an electronic forum for the free exchange of information and ideas which reflect the talents, skills, interests, concerns, and diversity of the...
Talk of the Town | Andrea Nicolay, Directories of Libraries

Talk of the Town | Andrea Nicolay, Directories of Libraries

Arlington’s libraries are among the community’s most treasured resources, and it’s been a real blow to have them shuttered due to COVID-19. Library Director Andrea Nicolay joins Talk of the Town to describe the programs that are carrying on or being...
Million Dollar Gift | DeAnne Dupont and Elise Springuel, Food Link

Million Dollar Gift | DeAnne Dupont and Elise Springuel, Food Link

In its relatively short history, Food Link has become one of the most popular and effective social service agencies in this area. Its food recovery mission is being tested by the current conditions, but the organization is soldiering on gamely. Founder DeAnne DuPont...
Million Dollar Gift | Andi Doane, Arlington EATS

Million Dollar Gift | Andi Doane, Arlington EATS

Volunteer energy provides the heartbeat for a number of vital social service agencies in this area, including Arlington EATS. How, then, can they continue to effectively respond to the rise of food insecurity in Arlington while volunteer ranks are diminished by...
Million Dollar Gift | Elizabeth Greenhalgh, Project Bread

Million Dollar Gift | Elizabeth Greenhalgh, Project Bread

There are many front lines in the battle against COVID-19, and one of the most serious (and least publicized) is the food insecurity it is causing. Project Bread is a familiar organization to many in the Boston area because of their iconic annual Walk for Hunger....
ABCs of LGBTQ+ / Identities and Orientations

ABCs of LGBTQ+ / Identities and Orientations

Trans activist Noah Stang-Osborne & LexPride Co-Chair Valerie Overton explain the types of identities we all have (sex assigned at birth, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, romantic orientation), how they interrelate, terms, and pronouns....
ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Advancing Social Justice

ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Advancing Social Justice

Activists Andy Rubinson (Arlington Rainbow Commission) & Valerie Overton (LexPride) discuss the gaps in laws, policies, and circumstances that lead to situations where LGBTQ+ people tend to be vulnerable. They identify several initiatives intended to improve...
ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Legal and Discrimination Issues

ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Legal and Discrimination Issues

Activists Andy Rubinson (Arlington Rainbow Commission) & Valerie Overton (LexPride) summarize MA laws that provide protections for LGBTQ+ people, where gaps exist, and what some cities and towns offer in addition to state law. They also address the range of...
ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Etiquette and Allyship

ABC’s of LGBTQ+ | Etiquette and Allyship

Trans activist Noah Stang-Osborne & LexPride Co-Chair Valerie Overton discuss the distinct likelihood that we interact with LGBTQ+ people often, sometimes without knowing. They explain basic good practices for inclusivity and how to take a further step into active...