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Tue, 11/21/2017 - 3:47pm

Cambridge Community Television would not be the vibrant community media center it is without the support of our friends.
2017 Friends of CCTV
Heather Amsden
Anonymous
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If you haven't done so this year, please consider joining the Friends of CCTV by making a tax-deductible donation. Your contribution will support the Youth Media Program, which empowers young people to break through mainstream media messages to tell honest stories about themselves and their community. We are 42% of the way to our end-of-the-year fundraising goal and with your support, we can reach it!

Neighborhood & Community

Election Worker Training

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 9:07pm

Inspectors, Wardens, and Clerks. Oh, my! Cambridge Election Commissioner Polyxane Cobb details the training provided to election workers prior to the municipal election on November 7. Enjoy this newest election vignette as CCTV continues to bring you great coverage during this busy municipal election season!

Politics & Government

Dream Big: Democracy Matters

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 1:46pm

Join Timothy Snyder, Levin Professor of History, Yale University and author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century and Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin. Callie Crossley, Host/Executive Editor of WGBH Radio’s “Under the Radar" in a conversation at the Cambridge Public Library, October 3, 2017.

Pink Sunday: October 2017

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 9:05pm

This month we talk with Laurie Nicolas from Pink Sunday, the women's flag foot league that raises money for breast cancer research. Pink Sunday runs for eight weeks in the fall, including the championship tournament called Pink Bowl.

The Cambridge Calendar television program pulls together details on all the events in Cambridge - so that you don't have to! We aggregate community calendars from the city government, local non-profits, universities, and community groups and present it all in a condensed 15-minute event clearinghouse program. Forget looking through local listings and websites for things to do. Let us tell it to you straight. And, by the way, our own online community calendar can tell you lots about the city and it's a great place to list your own events, too (cambridgecalendar.org).

This program is produced by staff and volunteers at Cambridge Community Television to fill the gap in Cambridge news and current affairs programming. Check out all of our local events programming at https://www.cctvcambridge.org/productions/cambridge_calendar or on our Vimeo channel at https://vimeo.com/channels/calendar.

Sports

Hombre by Jacob Callender, Matt Hernandez and Jaqui Hill

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:36pm

A young man gets interviewed about his perception of masculinity and how far along he is in becoming a man, himself.

Produced by Jacob Callender, Matt Hernandez and Jaqui Hill for the Summer Media Institute 2015

Microagressions by Lucy Bent, Harry Danglo and Allison Desir

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:44pm

This narrative music video follows an African American teenager experiencing racially based microagressions throughout his day.

Produced by by Lucy Bent, Harry Danglo and Allison Desir for the Summer Media Institute 2017

Back Lot BBQ to Honor 5 Local Social Justice Initiatives

Tue, 08/22/2017 - 8:22pm

On Thursday, September 14, Cambridge Community Television will host its annual, beloved Back Lot BBQ. This year’s party, benefitting CCTV’s Youth Media Program, gets under way at 5:30 p.m. behind CCTV’s studios at 438 Massachusetts Avenue. The Rossi Award for Creative and Responsive Leadership will be presented to five initiatives that that began after the 2016 Presidential Election for the purpose of educating our community and promoting civic engagement--Cambridge Area Stronger Together (CAST), the Cambridge Public Library - Our Path Forward initiative, Indivisible Cambridge, MIT Day of Action, and the Resistance School. These local initiatives have activated the work toward a meaningful and inclusive social justice agenda.
Tickets to the BBQ are available here.

About Cambridge Area Stronger Together (CAST): “After the 2016 general elections, a group from the Cambridge for Hillary Campaign (including some primary election supporters of Bernie Sanders) decided to tap the energy, commitment, and effectiveness of that campaign office to resist the Republican/Trump agenda, and to preserve what we value about our city, state, and country. Over the past months, CAST members have organized more than a dozen phone banks for Georgia Democrat Jon Ossoff, participated in various marches and rallies, staged weekly ‘callouts’ in Cambridge, and met with a variety of elected representatives. We look forward to continuing phone banking and fundraising for candidates across the country, advocating for progressive issues, and helping to build greater engagement and community in the Cambridge area."

About the Cambridge Public Library - Our Path Forward: “Our response to the election is to reaffirm our core values stated in the Cambridge Public Library’s mission. We serve as a doorway to opportunity, self-development and recreation for all residents, and as a forum to share ideas, cultures and resources. The free availability of information, the lively interaction of people, and the open exchange of ideas animate and extend the democratic mission of Cambridge Public Library. The Our Path Forward series is presented by the Library to affirm its commitment to public discourse and democracy.”

About Indivisible Cambridge: "Indivisible Cambridge was founded to bring strategies of nonviolent civil resistance and protest to our representatives through direct, local action. We are Cambridge-based and Cambridge-focused in our aims, as we believe our city to be a powerful incubator for statewide and national resistance. Numbering nearly 700 members, our Facebook group serves as a clearing house and message board for local action; Indivisible Cambridge's actions are largely conceived and driven by its members."

About MIT Day of Action: “The Day of Engagement, Day of Action was our response to the widespread feelings of shock, uncertainty, and concern in our community since the election of November 2016. With over 70 sessions and activities and over 1000 attendees, the event made a wide range of content available. Some sessions aimed to raise awareness or provide knowledge, others offered skills for organizing and activism. The organizing team is still analyzing feedback from the Day of Action and planning possible next steps, including future grassroots civic engagement and action initiatives at MIT in the upcoming academic year. Whatever the precise next steps turn out to be, the success of MIT’s Day of Action on April 18 demonstrates the energy and potential for a renewed norm of civic engagement as a fundamental part of campus life.

About Resistance School: “Resistance School began as a group of Harvard graduate students who were called to action by the election. We asked ourselves what we could do to fight for progressive values. Resistance School is a free, online training program that sharpens the tools activists and organizers need to fight at the federal, state, and local levels. Our goal is to keep the embers of resistance alive through concrete learning, community engagement, and forward-looking action. Experts in communications, politics and organizing taught our first semester; groups and individuals in all fifty states and around the world have watched Resistance School and are using the skills they learned to structure their activism. The sessions have been viewed more than 175,000 times. All the sessions, along with corresponding readings, worksheets and summaries, can be found at resistanceschool.com. The next semester of Resistance School will be announced in the next few months.”

Neighborhood & Community

Certification of Candidates by the Election Commission

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 2:13pm

It's hard work! The Cambridge Election Commission certified City Council and School Committee candidates on Wed, August 2, 2017. Enjoy this first election vignette as CCTV prepares to bring you great coverage during this busy municipal election season!

Politics & Government

Cambridge Calendar September 2017 Edition

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:49am

Nicola Williams joined us to talk about the 25 anniversary of the Cambridge Carnival. It happens on September 10 between Central Square and Kendall Square and is filled with music, dancing, and costumes. You'll also hear about Jamaica Plain Open Studios and a killer workshop about owls (since they are not what they seem). And, as usual, we have a tsunami of other events all over the metro area.

The Cambridge Calendar television program pulls together details on all the events in Cambridge - so that you don't have to! We aggregate community calendars from the city government, local non-profits, universities, and community groups and present it all in a condensed 15-minute event clearinghouse program. Forget looking through local listings and websites for things to do. Let us tell it to you straight. And, by the way, our own online community calendar can tell you lots about the city and it's a great place to list your own events, too (cambridgecalendar.org).

This program is produced by staff and volunteers at Cambridge Community Television to fill the gap in Cambridge news and current affairs programming. Check out all of our local events programming at https://www.cctvcambridge.org/productions/cambridge_calendar or on our Vimeo channel at https://vimeo.com/channels/calendar.

Neighborhood & Community