Please support our programs

The Response: The Fight for Justice after the Grenfell Tower Fire
Aug18

The Response: The Fight for Justice after the Grenfell Tower Fire

Making Contact · The Response: The Fight for Justice after the Grenfell Tower Fire   On June 14, 2017, a fire started in a 24-story public housing apartment in West London called Grenfell Tower. The fire raged all night and reduced the building to a shell. Seventy-two people lost their lives, making the Grenfell Tower fire the United Kingdom’s deadliest disaster since World War II. In this episode, we examine the events that led...

Read More
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 

Making Contact · Self Care as Selfless Act: Mental Health at the Root of Activism Activists in the Latinx immigrant community of Los Angeles share what they do to take care of their mental health. The issues these activists work on often impact their personal lives, and people who work in the service of others are particularly at risk of burnout and compassion fatigue. Self-care becomes a “selfless act” when it allows...

Read More
Two Revolutions, Many Secrets
Apr28

Two Revolutions, Many Secrets

Two Revolutions, Many Secrets In the midst of our stress and trauma dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s hard to imagine what stories we will ultimately tell our children and grandchildren. This week’s Making Contact episode is about two strong women who survived historic trauma, and the stories they later told their families. During this time of social distancing, these stories remind us of the importance of being in...

Read More
COVID-19 Pandemic Capitalism and Bonds
Apr22

COVID-19 Pandemic Capitalism and Bonds

COVID-19 Pandemic Capitalism and Bonds The world as we knew it seemingly turned upside down overnight. With stay at home orders in place, we are no longer rushing to work each day, getting stuck in traffic, hustling to get the kids to school, and scrambling for time to take care of chores. This strange and abrupt stop to “business as usual” has shined a light on the capitalist systems that are now crumbling down, and offers...

Read More
COVID-19 and Lessons from the Spanish Flu
Apr01

COVID-19 and Lessons from the Spanish Flu

COVID-19 and Lessons from the Spanish Flu In 1918, humanity faced a deadly global pandemic– the Spanish Flu. The CDC estimates that the disease killed at least 50 million people and infected a third of the world population. Today, hand-washing and physical distancing are a part of daily life, as are grim tallies of the sick and the dead. Even though science has made tremendous advances since then, our methods for slowing the...

Read More
The Response: Reimagining Paradise in an Age of Disruption
Feb18

The Response: Reimagining Paradise in an Age of Disruption

The Response: Reimagining Paradise in an Age of Disruption This week on Making Contact, we bring you a story about resilience and rebuilding after a megafire decimated parts of Northern California. This is episode six of The Response: Reimagining Paradise in an Age of Disruption. Like this program? Please show us the love. Click here and support our non-profit journalism. Thanks! Image Credit: Kayne Lynch Featuring Allen Myers:...

Read More
Double your impact with NewsMatch Power journalism for social justice today!

Now through December 31: Double your impact with NewsMatch! All gifts matched up to $1,000. New monthly donations will be matched for the whole year. Make your gift to Making Contact today!