This Week on TV: Cambridge as a Sanctuary City

This Week on TV: Cambridge as a Sanctuary City

Information and resources for Cambridge immigrants under the current administration.

  • Posted on: 17 April 2017
  • By: lily

This weekend on Channel 9, CCTV focuses on U.S. Immigrants, on both a local and a national level.

Friday April 21 6-9pm, Saturday April 22 3pm-midnight, and Sunday April 23 12-4pm:

Two new episodes of's series Cambridge Uncovered: Community Organizing in the Wake of Trump, with guests Peter Ciurczak of CAST - Cambridge Area Stronger Together, Lisa Blout of the Wall of Women, and Bill McAvinney of the Cambridge Democrats and the Sister District Project. And, Civil Liberties and Human Rights in a Trump Era, with guests Kade Crockford with ACLU of Massachusetts, Liza Ryan with the MIRA Coalition, and Councilman Nadeem Mazen with JET-PAC and the Massachusetts chapter of CAIR. Watch, Fri. at 6pm. Sat. at 6:35pm, and Sun. at 12:30pm.

Episode 7 of Beyond Boston takes a look at civic sanctuary and immigration policies in Massachusetts. The episode includes an interview with Amy Grunder, a lawyer with the Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, about some policy updates, as well as her organization’s efforts on the ground and with community building. Hosted by DigBoston editor and Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (BINJ) co-founder Chris Faraone, BEYOND BOSTON is a monthly regional news magazine spotlighting reporting from Boston, MA area community access centers - including Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) in Brookline, MA, Cambridge Community Television (CCTV) in Cambridge, MA, Malden Access TV (MATV) in Malden, MA, Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV) in Somerville, MA, LTC Lowell and Watertown Cable Access Corp- in partnership with BINJ. Watch, Fri at 7:10pm, Sat. at 5:35pm, and Sun. at 3:10pm.

More on Sanctuary Cities in No Jargon Episode 73: As the federal government ramps up deportation efforts, myths about sanctuary cities are widespread. Professor Tom Wong shows how local sanctuary policies lead to safer and economically stronger communities and explains what they can and cannot do. Watch, Fri. 7:40pm, Sat. at 3pm & 8:35pm, and Sun. at 2:10pm.

Then, No Jargon Episode 63 examines the power of the Latino Vote. Professor Gabriel Sanchez breaks down the Latino vote in the 2016 election and unpacks the controversy and misinterpretation of exit poll data on Latinos. He discusses where these voters stand on immigration, the economy, and healthcare. Watch, Sat. at 8:05pm, and Sun at 1:40pm.

Event Coverage by CCTV at Cambridge's Sanctuary City Unity Rally, which took place February 6: Fri. at 8:10pm, Sat. at 3:30pm & 9:05pm, and Sun. at 2:40pm. And at Boston's January Rally to Support Muslims and Immigrants, Fri. at 8:36pm and Sat. at 4:15pm.

And, from CCTV Youth Producers, watch shorts including Cambridge City of Opportunity, New America to New Americans, Chasing the American Dream, Immigrant's Experience, and Gendher. Fri. at 8:43pm, and Sat. at 3:56pm & 7:45pm.

If you prefer to watch online, you can CLICK HERE to watch a selection of this content on CCTV's new ON DEMAND channel.


Also this weekend, LIVE from the first-ever March For Science in Washington, D.C.

Saturday April 22, 10am-3pm on Channel 9, a Special Democracy Now! broadcast on Earth Day, covering the first-ever March For Science on Washington - where scientists from around the country will converge to defend the vital role science plays in everyday life.