This Week on TV: Social Justice & Political Action in the community

This Week on TV: Social Justice & Political Action in the community

Cambridge and Boston rally for Unity, rights for Muslim and Immigrant folks.

  • Posted on: 3 March 2017
  • By: lily

In the wake of Trump's actions against Immigrant and Muslim folks, Cambridge held a Unity Rally outside City Hall on February 6 and a citywide Town Hall Discussion on February 8.

Watch the Unity Rally event on Channel 8 Tue. Mar. 7 at 4:55pm, Thu. Mar. 9 at 5pm, Fri. Mar. 10 at 5pm.

Watch the Town Hall discussion hosted by State Representative Marjorie Decker, Raahsan Hall of the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), and Amy Grunder of MIRA (Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition) on Channel 8 Tue. Mar. 7 at 5:21pm, Wed. Mar. 8 at 1pm, and Thu. Mar. 9 at 5:26pm.

Also, watch footage from Boston's Rally for Immigrant Rights at Copley Square, filmed by Sara Pagiaro on January 29, on Channel 8 Wed. Mar. 8 at 7:20pm, Thu. Mar. 9 at 6:33pm, Sat Mar. 11 at 5:53pm.

Channel 9 this weekend is dedicated to the theme of Social Justice & Political Action in the community.

Catch more broadcasts of the Cambridge Unity Rally, Fri. Mar. 10 at 6:50pm, Sat. Mar. 11 at 5:50pm Sun. Mar. 12 12pm; and of the February 8 Town Hall discussion: Fri. Mar. 10 7:15pm, Sat. Mar. 11 at 6:15pm, Sun. Mar. 12 12:35pm.

A second Town Hall held on March 1, 2017, is also scheduled to broadcast this weekend, Sat. Mar. 11 at 1:05pm and Sun. Mar. 12 at 9pm. The meeting, hosted again by MA State Representative Marjorie Decker, focused on health care. Speakers included Decker, Dr. Jennifer Childs-Roshak, and John McDonough.

Also watch a Cantabrigian's reflection on his visit to Standing Rock, Fri. Mar. 10 at 8:40pm, Sat. Mar. 11 at 11:40pm, Sun. Mar. 12 at 1:54pm.

From's Cambridge Uncovered series, a discussion with Young Cambridge Activists, Sat. Mar. 11 at 12pm, and Sun. Mar. 12 at 2:26pm and at 11:42pm; a discussion on the Muslim Experience in Cambridge Sun. Mar. 12 at 3:27pm; and and episode featuring Cantabrigian Immigrant Stories on Fri. Mar. 10 at 6pm, Sat. Mar. 11 at 7:30pm, and Sun. Mar. 12 at 4pm.

Poetry readings from the Liberation Poetry Collective, on Sat. Mar. 11 at 2:50pm.

And, New America to New Americans, Chasing the American Dream, Immigrants' Experience, and other shorts made by Cambridge youth in CCTV's Youth Media Program, on Fri. Mar. 10 at 6:30pm, Sat. Mar. 11 at 8pm, and Sun. Mar. 12 at 2:10pm.

CCTV's weekly Channel 9 Marathons feature a new theme each weekend, Fridays 6-9pm, Saturdays noon-midnight, and Sundays 12-4pm.

Other Cambridge events you may have missed:

TTT Project Day 2017: On January 28, the TTT Mentor Program hosted their 18th annual Project Day. The event took place at MIT. Watch on Channel 8, Wed. Mar. 8 at 5pm, Thu. Mar. 9 at 11am, and Sat. Mar. 11 at 5pm.

Community Arts Center Teen Showcase: On January 13, 2017, the Community Arts Center hosted an event showing off the various works of the teens in the program. Watch on Channel 8, Wed. Mar. 8 at 5:46pm, Thu. Mar. 9 at 11:46am, and Fri. Mar. 10 at 5:26pm.

Tune in to Channel 8 every Tuesday through Saturday from 5-7pm for the latest coverage of local events and community issues.

The Show Me Show - A comedic parody of a community TV station - debuts this week on Channel 8.

The newest videos made by producers here in Cambridge play each week on Channel 8, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 7pm and Wednesdays and Fridays at 11am.