‘You can’t just dial the mayor, and ask for a park.’
When I started What’s up Eastie? my friend and neighbor Mary Ellen Welch was a regular. Long before the show was ever conceived, I interviewed her. Kate Telma, Sophie Kazis, and I produced the interview as part of a ‘Media for Movement’ course by MIT Colabs and Zumix.
We love having youth in the station! This week we had 7 young people and leaders from The Youth Conservation Corp of the Trustees (YCC). Abigail (Crew Supervisor, American University, 19, West Roxbury), Gabriela (Crew Supervisor, UMASS Boston, 22), Julliet (15), Celine (16), Carla (16), Amanda (17), and Sandra (17) are all from East Boston and are part of the YCC’s East Boston Coastal Resilience Crew. They talked to What’s Up Eastie about climate change, environmental stewardship, climate justice, and what it means to get involved in their community.
If you’re SuccessLink approved but don’t have a summer job yet, reach out to Gabriela and Abigail ASAP: Email Gabriela at firstname.lastname@example.org
YCC has an action coming up:
Come out and support YCC in East Boston at their action this coming Monday, July 30th, 2018 @ American Legion Park (City Yards): Falcon and Condor Street.
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Thanks to school vacation week, some young people–Dawry (Radio DJ & Youth Leader, Zumix Teen Council), Jasmine, Zumix Radio participant, Manuela (Radio DJ & Youth Leader, Zumix Teen Council), & Dublus “Dubs”, Intern, Zumix Radio)–were able to join me on the radio today. They have fresh and interesting perspectives on gun control and climate action, so…
On Jan 31 2018, City of Boston’s Community Preservation Director Christine Poff came on What’s up Eastie? to explain how CPA works in general and how its implementation in Boston is likely to unfold. Two community members also joined me on the show to add color and ask questions.
Alex DeFronzo, a member of the Impact Advisory Group for the development, Magdalena Ayed, Director of The Harborkeepers, and Mary Ellen Welch, long term community activist in East Boston, came on What’s Up Eastie?to discuss this development and the community engagement process for impact assessment and mitigation.