More than 200,000 people are expected to descend on Washington D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017; hundreds of thousands more will participate in nearly 100 planned “Sister Marches” all over the country. In addition, in a show of unity, more than 30 other countries have planned similar support marches. For some, it’s a protest. For others, it’s a way to state a cause. And, for many others, it’s a way to use their voices in protest, frustration, unity, collaboration, etc. They will do so with passion, intent and purpose. Not since the Civil Rights Era has the United States seen this type of activism and involvement. Here are just a few of the many beautiful and disparate voices which will merge as a collaborative cacophony on that day, including that of original organizer, Hawaiian attorney and grandmother, Theresa Shook, whose casual facebook post and comment became an impassioned call-to-action, which has ignited and awakened a firestorm in (nearly) everyone.
Hear the words of more than one dozen activists from across the country. This week on Sprouts.
Produced by Mary Lou Cook, WESU, Middletown, CT
Co-Producer & Host Cyma Shapiro, WESU, Middletown, CT
Additional Segments by Pacifica Network Director Greta Anderson
Music by: Vicki Elson, sung by the Mother Women Group Facilitators, Holyoke, MA
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WESU Board Meeting — 10/18/16 Sexual Harassment Case/Policy:
Final vote on when to let B reapply to the station
Meeting with Debbie C. upon returning
If there are any more conflicts, ban him permanently
Board vote (8 “Y,” 0 “N”)
Zazie, Ben, Beth, and Abby are meeting tomorrow at 12pm to discuss sexual harassment policy–will send out early this week in time for training next Thursday–the written examination for training will include this new policy
Full Staff Training:
All staff training in November–should we change this and give people more warning?
Do we want to say that all DJs must go through a training in order to have a show?
We are holding off until next semester for this
Meeting Next Week:
Due to fall break, meeting next week on Wednesday at 5pm
More people need to fill out the spreadsheet! How do we get this to happen?
Any amount is fine!
Emailing people individually? Bryan will do a mail merge to email people–Abby will draft the email to send out
Ben M has a mailing ready to go out
Ben G and Abby will write a letter to the alumni (will figure it out on Thursday during board hours)
Open house for parents weekend to get some more donations!
We need coffee and board members–let’s ask Rob DeRosa for coffee (Beth will do that)
Lara will set up a “record your promo” station
Beth will make a sign-up sheet
Will sell T-shirts and stickers
WESU wheel of fortune in Studio X but it needs some work
Wyatt will also get the ball rolling
December 7th at La Boca
Posted tickets on Wesleyan’s Box Office!
Beth, Helly, and Wyatt will meet for a potential concert–approaching Wesleyan bands (potentially Chef?)
Will report back at next week’s meeting!
Needing to find more people who want to do ticket giveaways–how do we get more people involved?
Board members will take some of these tickets
Bryan writing an easy how-to for giving away tickets: it’s easy and fun!
Pledge Drive Social Media:
Need to make a FB event page for the pledge drive
New interesting posts for pledge drive
Do we want to see a printed version of it as a test? Then we can start tabling at Usdan
Issue with spinitron calendar on the website (Upfront Soul is from 12-2am on Thursday nights, but right now there’s just a hole)
Also Babe will update DJ links and show descriptions
Emails are working again! Huzzah!
No updates on the app yet–the developer is really not into it (Babe will post in WesAdmits and reach out to a friend)
Blog has not been updated in almost two weeks! Start posting things, including even just the charts
Been contacted by one trainee to start charting
Rotating pledge promos mid-week
Zazie had a pre-recording issue this week while Lara was off-campus so she couldn’t help. Maybe put together a problem solving document for situations like this?