Justice & Unity 2018

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June 13th 2018

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 WBAI STRUGGLE – June 2018 
From the WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign

 1. Local Station Board Meeting: TODAY – Wed., June 13, 2018 2. Visionary Leaders Sought: Jobs at WBAI and Pacifica National 3. Celebrate Junteenth ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 1. Local Station Board (LSB) Meeting: Wed. 6/13/18, 7pm Theater for the New City 155 First Avenue (btw. 9th & 10th Streets) Loisaida, NYC 10003 The Local Station Board meets today. Neither knowledge nor exp ...Continue Reading

WBAI transmitter changeover & Left Forum panel: "The Media is the Movement"

June 1st 2018

WBAI Transmitter Changeover Yesterday at around 6 PM, WBAI made the transition of its broadcast from its longtime spot at Empire State to its new transmitter home at 4 Times Square. Thanks to those who made it happen! The broadcast was interrupted this morning during Democracy Now, but now is back on the air. The station will be switching transmitters again in two weeks or so. If the radio gets fuzzy or fuzzier than usual, or goes out altogether, listen here: https://www.wbai.org/playernew.html And chip in a bit (mor ...Continue Reading

Home-going Services for Angelo Falcón

May 27th 2018

Home-going Services for Angelo Falcón Viewing: Mon. & Tues. May 28 & 29, 4-9 p.m. Cremation: Private Ortiz Funeral Home  201 Havemeyer Street  Brooklyn, New York 11206 718-782-6633  (J/M/Z trains to Marcy Ave.; check elevator status. Buses to Williamsburg Plz.) New York has lost a longtime advocate for Latino communities getting their representative share of civic positions and benefits and an activist who would call out manifestations of racism/colorism and gender bias within those ...Continue Reading

WBAI STRUGGLE – Community Events – May 2018

May 13th 2018

*** Please Forward Widely *** WBAI STRUGGLE – Community Events – May 2018 From the WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Some Community Events - Including Celebrations of Malcolm at 93! •               Mon., 5/14, 6:30pm: Deconstruction of Harlem’s Black Theaters: Panel Discussion with Pioneers: Vy Higgensen (MAMA Foundation for the Arts), Woodie King, Jr. (New Federal Theatre), Sade Lythcott (Nat’l Bl ...Continue Reading

WBAI Bd. mtg tonight & other station news

May 9th 2018

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 WBAI STRUGGLE – May 2018 
From the WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign

 1. Local Station Board Meeting: Wed., May 9, 2018 2. Next Steps for Rebuilding WBAI 3. Station News ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

 1. Local Station Board (LSB) Meeting: Wed. 5/9/18, 7pm Theater for the New City 155 First Avenue (btw. 9th & 10th Streets) Loisaida, NYC 10003 Surprise! For now, the LSB majority is having monthly meetings as board policy requires. It’s about time… F ...Continue Reading

Celebrate CEMOTAP today

April 21st 2018

CELEBRATE CEMOTAP TODAY! The Committee to Eliminate Media Offensive to African People marks its 31st Anniversary today in Queens. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, founder of the theory of Afrocentricity, on  “Embracing and Activating the Lessons of Our African Ancestors” Other Guests include Dr. Leonard Jeffries on the life and work of Sister Winnie Mandela and Bro. Bernard White. When: Sat. 4/21/18, 3pm Where: Robert Johnson Family Life Center, 172-17 Linden Blvd., St Albans 11434 More: Bring the ch ...Continue Reading

Fri., Mar. 30 - Honor Lynne Stewart; Learn about prop. WBAI-MNN partnership, Mumia update

March 28th 2018

Besides attending the important event on Fri., Mar. 30, we want to ask you to consider signing a petition to ensure that WBAI not only has a future, but an even brighter one. Go to “Pacifica National Board: Partner with Manhattan Neighborhood Network TV to Rebuild WBAI” If you agree and choose to sign, please share this with your friends. *******************************************************************************************************  FRIDAY  MARCH  30  /*The Lynne Stewart Organization ...Continue Reading

All out to WBAI Bd mtg tonight - future at stake!

March 14th 2018

WBAI Local Station Board Meeting Wed., March 14 - 7:00-9:30 PM Theater for the New City, 155 1st Avenue btw. 9th & 10th Streets, Loisaida/Lower East Side, Manhattan L train to 1st Ave., F train to 2nd Ave., 6 train to Astor Place Come out and make your voice heard! Tonight is likely the last Local Station Board (LSB) meeting before national decisions which could cost WBAI a permanent loss of massive broadcast range. If the Pacifica National Board (PNB) borrows too much and/or borrows without a clear plan for rep ...Continue Reading

Sun. Working Mtg to campaign for WBAI/MNN partnership

February 15th 2018

From the Coalition to Save WBAI <info@PROTECTED> (Temporary Name) MEETING: WORKING GROUP FOR WBAI/MNN PARTNERSHIP Sun., Feb. 18 from 2:00-4:00 PM 111 Livingston St., bet. Boerum Pl. & Court St., Brooklyn 11201, on the 6th floor Bring your cell phone – to get in, call number on note at 6th floor Trains: 2,3,4,5 to Borough Hall; R to Court St.; A,C, F to Jay St./MetroTech Light refreshments served – bring something to share if possible We’d strongly prefer in-person participation. But if you can’t attend, you ...Continue Reading

TOMORROW: Forum on TV partnership to Save WBAI

February 9th 2018

*** Please forward widely *** WBAI Justice & Unity Campaign [*]Save WBAI! Partner with MNN – Sat., 2/10 mtg [*]No Local Station Board meeting at time of crisis ****************** 1. From the Coalition to Save WBAI (info@PROTECTED): Save WBAI! Partner with Manhattan Neighborhood Network! Urgent Community Meeting Sat., Feb. 10 – 3-6 PM MNN’s Firehouse Studio, 175 E. 104th St. (bet. Lex. & 3rd Aves.) East Harlem RSVP on Facebook & share widely. (not an official WBAI event) What if we told you that y ...Continue Reading