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Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism 
Aug05

Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism 

…s to USC Senior Fellow, Catherine Stifter. Credits Writer, Producer, Host: Paulina Velasco Editor: Monica Lopez Voice Over Actor: Mariana Carstens Show Distribution: Anita Johnson Staff Producers: Monica Lopez, Anita Johnson, Salima Hamirani Executive Director: Sonya Green Director of Production Initiatives and Distribution: Lisa Rudman Transcription Volunteer: Mickey Ellinger Music “ Elmore Heights”, Blue Dot Sessions – 2018 – Skittle &…

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Kimberlé Crenshaw: Intersectionality
Jun24

Kimberlé Crenshaw: Intersectionality

…  Crenshaw on Letters and Politics TRANSCRIPT <Making Contact Intro Music> Paulina Velasco: This is Making Contact, I&#146;m your guest-host, Paulina Velasco. When you look at the way the coronavirus pandemic is playing out in the United States&#151;the people that are dying, the people that are out of work&#151;and those who are fed up and taking to the streets to protest a racist system, to say Black Lives Matter, how is it all connected?   Kimb…

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Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism (Encore)
Oct21

Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism (Encore)

…t: Paulina Velasco Editor: Monica Lopez Voice Over Actor: Mariana Carstens Paulina Velasco’s reporting on “Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism” was undertaken as a USC Center for Health Journalism 2020 California Fellow. Special thanks to USC Senior Fellow, Catherine Stifter. Making Contact Staff: Staff Producers: Monica Lopez, Anita Johnson, Salima Hamirani Executive Director: Sonya Green Director of Production Initia…

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Immigrants & Elections Pt. 2: Barriers to the Ballot
Oct26

Immigrants & Elections Pt. 2: Barriers to the Ballot

…Host this week: Monica Lopez Contributing Producers: Valeria Fernández and Paulina Velasco Special thanks: Oyez Project for providing free online access to US Supreme Court audio recordings, Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library for access to their archives, and The Media Consortium for audio from their states’ briefing with Audio Recordist, Carson Riedel, The People’s Channel. Image Credits: “Florita & Joseph Campbell at the Halo Halo Restaurant…

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Our Lives are NOT for the Taking
Nov12

Our Lives are NOT for the Taking

…nts and Elections series, ” we explore some of the barriers immigrants and other historically disenfranchised voters face in gaining access to the polls. Produced by Monica Lopez with special reports from Paulina Velasco and Valeria Fernandez. DONATE Making Contact is a nonprofit organization. We rely on you to support our community journalism. Please make your generous donation today!…

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A Look at Labor Organizing, and Worker and Immigrant Rights
Apr26

A Look at Labor Organizing, and Worker and Immigrant Rights

…in the New Gilded Age Credits: Host: Monica Lopez Contributing Producers: Paulina Velasco, Doug Henwood Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada, Andrew Stelzer Executive Director: Lisa Rudman Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker Special thanks this week to the Degel-Berwick Family Foundation   More Information: National Day Laborer Organizing Network Pasadena Communi…

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