Identity & Diversity Gallery

Jun 10, 2019 This is a profile about a local Boston artist named Kayla Myers, AKA Goldlemons. This film features an interview that took place over a painting session in which the interviewer and Kayla got candid about what it's like being an artist and the politics of identity in art. Produced by Mattingly Wood, Allison Desir, India Cordero for MARKED 2019 Check us out on Instagram! @MARKEDsocial @... more
Apr 1, 2019 Jennifer Hochschild, a Professor of Government at Harvard University, gave a lecture about the relationship between genomics, ethnicity and race on March 27th at the Cambridge Public library as part of their Horizons: Breakthroughs in Science and Technology Lecture series. Her talk explored how DNA testing relates to the way Americans see themselves and the role such testing plays in identity... more
Feb 12, 2019 Susan Fleischmann and Reverend Irene Monroe discuss the latest stories of racism, sexism, and antisemitism in the news, including the debacle in Virginia with Governor Northam and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's antisemitic comments. 2-11-2019 more
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Sep 14, 2018 Read the brochure for the Cambridge Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) annual Walkathon (to be held Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 9am - 1 pm at Fresh Pond Reservoir) and you will have an awakening. You will be comforted. You will be given a seed of knowing that, were you to become blind, you would go on, and you can flourish: "The National Federation of the Blind... more
Jul 19, 2018 On May 5, 2018, CCTV and the Cambridge Public Library hosted the Human Library. More than 40 "readers" "checked out" human "books" for intimate conversations about personal discrimination and stigma. Following are brief videos of three readers and one book. The Human Library or “Menneskebiblioteket” as it is called in Danish, was developed in Copenhagen in the spring of 2000 as a... more
Jun 22, 2018 History Café 2: Cambridge, the "Welcoming City that Values Diversity" Join us for a conversation with City Councilor and former Mayor E. Denise Simmons and Jen Deaderick, where we'll be talking about how and why Cambridge came to identify as a welcoming city that values diversity, and what that looks like for the people of Cambridge in the past and present. More information and registration... more
Mar 11, 2018 “Throughout its 30-year history, CCTV has always been place for people, especially those who haven’t had a voice or have been marginalized, to tell their stories.” Says Frank Morris Lopez, NeighborMedia Coordinator. “The Human Library offers another way for people to connect and hear each other’s stories one-on-one in order to better understand others in our community.” CCTV is partnering with... more
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Dec 31, 2017 In the 22nd episode of "Cambridge Uncovered," NeighborMedia intern Maritza Merino interviews three students enrolled in a level 4 ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) class at the Cambridge Learning Center. Listz Jean Touissant and Waldophe Maximin, both of Haitin, and Qi Zhong of China, speak about their experiences and perceptions of America both before and after coming to the United... more
Dec 31, 2017 In the 15th episode of Cambridge Uncovered, four local women celebrate Cambridge Women's Heritage through a thoughtful discussion reflecting the legacy of Cambridge women past and present, unsung and famous, who have shaped the city and the community we live in. NeighborMedia reporter Siobhan Bredin interviews Sarah Burks of the Cambridge Historical Commission; Mary Leno, a former city employee... more
Dec 31, 2017 NeighborMedia intern Sarah Moawad, co-editor of Muftah's Egypt and North Africa pages, leads the discussion in this 12th episode of "Cambridge Uncovered." Joining her are City Councilor Nadeem Mazen -- who is said to be the first and one of the only Muslim elected officials in Massachusetts; Farah El-Sharif, a second year Ph.D. student in Near Eastern Language and Civilizations, with a focus on... more
Dec 31, 2017 In the 10th episode of Cambridge Uncovered, NeighborMedia reporter Beverly Mire sits down with three Cambridge teens to talk about their roles as activists in the community. Mire interviews Mari Gashaw, a Cambridge Rindge and Latin School student heavily involved with organizing events around Black Lives Matter, including the “Hands Up Student Walkout” last year; Christy Felix, a Community... more
Dec 31, 2017 The ninth episode of Cambridge Uncovered celebrates Latino culture and heritage in the city of Cambridge. In the first segment, host and moderator Luis Vasquez talks with Vice Mayor Dennis Benzan and Rafael Ulloa, editor of El Planeta Media, about a new event coming to Cambridge during Hispanic Heritage Month: VivaLatino, which takes place Sept. 26 in Central Square. Benzan returns for the second... more
Dec 31, 2017 On Dec. 1, demonstrations were held across the country to protest the grand jury's decision not to prosecute police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. Cambridge Rindge... more
Dec 31, 2017 In the third episode of "Cambridge Uncovered," citizen journalist Anna Weick - a correspondent for - explores the topic of women's homelessness and the community services that are available in Cambridge to help these women get back on their feet. Throughout the program, Weick sits down with experts from the YWCA Cambridge - including Executive Director Eva Martin Blythe, Tanner... more
Oct 6, 2017 Yeshi Melner came to our studio to talk about the November 2017 Data for Black Lives conference coming to MIT. Data for Black Lives is a group of activists, organizers, and mathematicians committed to the mission of using data science to create concrete and measurable change in the lives of Black people. The Cambridge Calendar television program pulls together details on all the events in... more
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Jul 24, 2016 The Enemy Among Us! The stage of political activism has a mercurial plot. Most would prefer to assume there are set patterns and even unwritten rules about who is on which side of the fence when it comes to issues like racism, sexism, homophobia and antisemitism. These are for simple reasons, like skin color, ethnicity, sex and sexual orientation. What becomes confusing is when a person is... more
Jun 21, 2016 A CCTV Production, What Does Pride Mean to me? features testimonials from five different Cambridge residents, Mal Malme, Jeff Walker, Kimm Topping, Reverend Irene Monroe, and Estelle Disch discussing what pride means to them. It was recorded at the CCTV studio by Natalie Minik. more
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May 20, 2016 Photos: 1) Remembrance Garden memorials 2) Rev. Diana Phillips welcomes guests 3) Garden benefactor Jutta Hicks, OTR Director Martha Sandler 4) OTR neighbor Ellen DeGenova leads singing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “You couldn’t not know her -- she was like a tornado.” “She grew up here, went to school... more
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Mar 10, 2016 Keynote Speakers- Darakshan Raja, Washington Peace center, Washington D.C> Moderator-Mayor E. Denise Simmons, Talk Back panel of local service providers... more