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You Can't Judge a Book by its Cover: Be a Book in the Cambridge Human Library

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 8:59am

Have you been subject to prejudice, discrimination or stigma based on who you are, where you came from, or how you self-identify? Are you able to talk about your experience in a respectful conversation with others who are curious?

If so, you may consider applying to be a Human Book in the Human Library, scheduled for May 5 from 1-4pm at the Main Branch of the Cambridge Public Library. Readers may check out a Human Book for up to 30 minutes in order to learn more about the experiences of those unlike themselves.

The Human Library is a collaboration between the Cambridge Public Library and Cambridge Community Television. The purpose of the event is to help people better understand others in their community.

If you are interested in applying to be a Human Book, please fill out this application. Applications may be submitted in writing at the main desk of the Cambridge Public Library, or at CCTV, 438 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square. Applications are due no later than March 15; applicants will be screened in late March.

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CCTV Seeks Nominees for Board of Directors

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 9:54am

If you or someone you know is interested in serving, please submit a nomination form to CCTV by 3/22/2018

Cambridge Community Television is governed by a Board of Directors that includes both appointed and elected seats. This year, there will be 4 elected openings on the Board, which will be filled at the Annual Meeting. 2 of the 4 will be one-year terms for Member Representatives; the remaining 2 will be full two-year seats. Individuals are sought who broadly represent the communities served by CCTV. If you are interested in serving on CCTV’s Board of Directors, please read the following, and submit the nomination form.

The full Board meets monthly; board members also participate in committee meetings that are held as needed. Nominees for the Board of Directors may be CCTV members or non-members; Member Representatives must be Access Members of CCTV.


Individuals from the Board of Directors, other CCTV members, members of the public with specific expertise, and CCTV staff participate in the following standing committees:

Programming and Policies: responsible for ensuring the availability of a wide variety of programming addressing the interests and needs of Cambridge residents. The committee meets as needed to hear appeals regarding application of the policies, membership status, and any other member grievances.

Fundraising: meets in the spring to help identify potential supporters for CCTV’s sponsorship programs and annual fundraiser.

Membership, Advocacy, and Outreach: develops and implements strategies for ensuring a broad based membership. The committee is also responsible for advocating for public policy that will foster a healthy environment at CCTV and other public access facilities nationwide.

Mass Communications Technologies: meets in the fall to evaluate equipment and facilities needs and develop a capital budget.

Finance: regularly monitors CCTV’s income and expenses and meets in the fall to develop the annual operating budget.

Personnel: responsible for all matters pertaining to personnel. Restricted to full Board members only; Member Representatives may not sit on the Personnel Committee.

Elections for the Board of Directors

The timetable for the election of the Board of Directors is:
March 25 -- Deadline for Board nomination forms at CCTV by 5PM. Nomination form is available here. Email to or mail to CCTV, 438 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
March 25 -- information on nominees will be made available to members
April 25 -- Annual Meeting Board nominees will present themselves to the membership for consideration and a vote will be held.

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Job Postings

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 9:35am

Deputy Director

Cambridge Community Television is the nationally recognized, award winning community media center serving Cambridge. CCTV seeks a Deputy Director to assist the Executive Director in day-to-day administration of this active nonprofit organization. The Deputy Director will be an integral part of the management team and will help foster a culture promoting teamwork, innovative ideas and excellence in service delivery. This role requires a highly motivated and organized professional who works well with others and has a passion for public service and the mission of CCTV.

The Deputy Director’s responsibilities will include:

● Working with management staff on outreach and training programs and facilities management

● Marketing and promotion of the organization's programs and projects

● Grant writing and other fundraising

● Staff supervision

● Administrative duties including payroll and benefits management, and other fiscal responsibilities

● Management of internal communications

● Assistance with event management

Other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate for the Deputy Director role will have 3 to 5 years of program management experience in a non-profit organization. The successful candidate is a self-starter, able to work independently and in teams, and enjoys exploring new technology initiatives to support the community. He or she will also possess:

● High energy and maturity

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills

● A track record of providing leadership in managing teams

● Demonstrated success in implementation and execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities and key initiatives concurrently

● Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters

● A commitment to social justice

An interest in alternative media is helpful, as is knowledge of Cambridge. Experience working in a community that is racially, ethnically and economically diverse is strongly preferred. Bilingual applicants strongly encouraged to apply. Salary range is $60,000-70,000, commensurate with experience, and good benefits. Opportunity for advancement.

health/dental/life insurance, retirement


4-year degree



Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Susan Fleischmann

Cambridge Community Television

No phone calls, please.

Arts & Entertainment

CCTV Closed Thursday, Jan. 4, Due to Weather

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 7:16pm

CCTV will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 4, due to weather. Stay safe and stay tuned to CCTV online and on Cambridge cable channels 8, 9 and 96. Make it a warm day.

Cambridge Community Chorus

Tue, 01/02/2018 - 1:18pm

December 17th, 2017, the Cambridge Community Chorus hosted their annual fall concert. They performed George Frideric Handel's, Judas Maccabeus, at MIT's Kresge Auditorium. The event was filmed by Sara Pagiaro.

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Zili Misik Presents: For All Souls

Thu, 12/28/2017 - 2:11pm

November 25, 2017, Zili Misik hosted their annual For All Souls event. The event featured Zili Misik, as well as poets/writers, Letta Neely, and Jha D Williams for a night of music, poetry, food, and dancing. For All Souls took place at CCTV and was filmed by Sam Bruce.

Why You Should Support the Youth Media Program This Year

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 2:41pm

Allison joined the Youth Media Program in 2015. In that time, Allison has worked independently and in groups, producing more than 10 films in a variety of genres-- music videos, documentaries and studio work. She has explored topics ranging from sleep deprivation to school safety to robotics. This summer, she participated in a two-week media intensive for returning students offered in collaboration with Emerson College. During the intensive, Allison gained experience directing and filming using professional equipment on the Emerson College sound stage-- an experience Allison believes will prepare her to work in the field.

"The Youth Media Program is a successful program because it is a way for teens in Cambridge to produce art and learn new skills. It is also a way to meet new people. Each semester is a different group of people. When the assignment is a group assignment you can learn teamwork skills while also learning camera and editing skills.

The Youth Media Program will help me in the long term because I am interested in film making and can use the skills I learned in the program at home and in the future. At Emerson College, I was able to try different positions on the sound stage that will prepare me for work in media."

Show your support for the work of Allison and other teens by making a donation to the Youth Media Program today.

Neighborhood & Community

We Who March

Sun, 12/10/2017 - 9:07pm

A panel discussion of the photography book "We Who March," a multi-city documentation of the Women's March of 1/21/12017. Conceived and edited by Cambridge resident and photographer Ellen Feldman, the book contains photographs from 30 photographers and comments by 20 marchers, as well as an introduction by Wellesley College professor emerita Susan M. Reverby. Panelists include host Ellen Feldman, Susan Reverby, and photographers Debi Milligan and Linda Haas.

Politics & Government

Thank you!

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
Richard Arthur
Wilner Auguste
Joanna Berton Martinez
Robert Boulrice
Siobhan Bredin
Cheryl W. Brown
Angie Brusch
Kathy Cannon & Scott Berk
Congressman Michael Capuano
Susan Chasen
Richard Chasin
Donna Davis
Daniel DeGuglielmo
Regis A. Desilva
Estelle Disch
Andrew McCall Dodson
Elsa Dorfman & Harvey Silverglate
Bob Doyle
Alfred Fantini
Kathryn Fenneman
Ken Field
Marilyn Frankenstein
Bryan P. Frazier
Norma E. Garcia
Renee Grabiner
Carla & David Gubernick
Beth Hadges-Rastad (in honor of the fabulous Beverly Mire)
Stephen Helfer
Ronald Hemeon
Ruth Hill
Mimi Huntington
Britannia Johnson
Rozann Kraus & Dan Epstein
Tyler Krpata
Maria LaPage
Lynette Laveau-Saxe
Aubree Lawrence
Al Marotta
Michael McFadden
Beverly Mire
Reverend Irene Monroe
Elaine S. Morse
Judith A. Nathans
Hiroko Okahashi
Frances Presley Rice
Paul Raymond
Xia Rondeau
Jean Ryde
Joan Shafran & Rob Haimes
Stephen Sillari & CA Technologies
Mitchell Silver & Ora Gladstone
Carol Simon
Joseph Simon
Marie-Dolores Solano
Emmi Sorokin
Valerie Spain
Isabel Tellez-Urech
Barbara Williams
Adam Wolman
Nerissa Wyzzard
So Yee
David Zermeno

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!

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