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Latino Voices: A WTTW News Community Conversation
Joanna Hernandez moderated this virtual conversation which focused on local investments in summer youth programs across the city, while also focusing on communities demanding more resources and investment to help combat violence in their area.Watch Now
WTTW hosted a special virtual screening and conversation in association with the FIRSTHAND: Segregation project, in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. The panel explored the unique ways in which Chicago’s Asian communities have carved out spaces of safety and resistance in the face of discrimination.
WTTW presented a virtual community event focusing on the rich past and uncertain future of local and regional Asian American and Pacific Islander “affinity neighborhoods,” including Chicago and Boston’s Chinatowns, Little Saigon in Dorchester, and other enclaves.
WTTW hosted THE BIRTH OF GOSPEL: A Behind-the-Scenes Preview & Discussion in advance of the premier of WTTW’s THE BIRTH OF GOSPEL. You can watch THE BIRTH OF GOSPEL on all WTTW platforms. Visit the website.
The conversation explored the inequities and health disparities that plague regional communities as a result of segregation, along with highlighting solutions that aim to foster a future of health equity for all residents.
During this immersive virtual event, CHICAGO STORIES executive producer Dan Protess moderated a panel discussion focusing on one of our six new stories – a story of pride and heartbreak in a close-knit South Side community. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Chicago’s first and oldest Mexican-American parish, lost 12 young men in the Vietnam War during a brutal five-year period.
WTTW & PBS Programming — Coverage and Context
Mellody Hobson talks about overcoming adversity and the importance of gratitude.
Dismantling the racism that underscores the mental healthcare industry.
Why are books getting BANNED lately, especially those that focus on LGBTQ youth or racism?
Samantha visits one of the most diverse cities in the United States: Houston, Texas.
Cam surprises the Black Book Project founder with an anthem urging us to act now.
SCOTUS decisions, trans athletes, and bigotry
Explore diagnosis, treatment, and the impact of stigma, social media, and more in Ep. 2.
Where did COVID-19 come from?
Explore five LGBTQ+ stories from a cultural, social, familial and religious perspective.
WTTW & PBS Programming — For Kids & Families
When Elmo notices that some of the leaves in the park match his red fur and some match his friend Wes's brown skin, he wonders how skin gets its color. Wes's dad Elijah explains it's from melanin—something everyone has in their bodies that gives us our skin, eye, and hair color. These things make us who we are, and many people call this race. But like the leaves on a tree, the colors are most beautiful when they are standing together!
Arthur, Buster And Mrs. McGrady share their thoughts on racism.
Hosted by inaugural National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman, this half-hour program features authentic conversations between real children and their parents and includes content from DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, ARTHUR, and XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM. The show looks at race and racial justice-related topics in an age-appropriate way and offers viewers ideas to build on as they continue these important conversations at home.
Follow Elmo, Abby, Tamir and Gabrielle as they prepare for a virtual community singalong as they stand up against racism by expressing love, kindness, and respect. Tamir and Gabrielle belong to an affinity group called the Power of We, led by Chris Jackson.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms takes questions about how to combat racism and shares a message with kids about how they can help make a change. Sesame’s Dr. Jeanette Betancourt shares tips on how grown-ups can talk to kids about these tough topics.
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