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Opioid Overdose Response in New York State

February 7, 2023
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As New York State announces $8.6 million to develop outpatient treatment for opioid use disorder, PBS stations in NY present programs and events focused on opioid addiction and the overdose crisis.

Creating Sanctuary For The Tragically Bereaved 

K. Neycha Herford | January 9, 2023
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To speak and name one’s suffering creates the possibility for acceptance, progress, and transcendence. The problem is how few people are willing to hold space for such piercing despair. An essay by k. Neycha Herford.

Abortion Rights are Racial Justice

Senti Sojwal | December 12, 2022
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Attacks on abortion are devastating for reproductive freedom and people of color. Painful medical experiments and forced sterilization are part of a history of white supremacist tactics to control reproduction. A guest essay from Senti Sowjwal

African Diaspora International Film Festival in NYC Marks 30th Year

ALL ARTS Staff | November 21, 2022
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NYADIFF 2022 kicks off its 30th season on Friday, November 25 and runs through December 11. The opening film is Senuwell Smith and Rodrick F. Wimberly’s documentary, “The Woodstock of House,” about the founding DJs of house music in Chicago, and the thriving, inclusive scene they fostered.

The Bi-partisan Consensus Against Asylum Seekers

Miriam Pensack | October 13, 2022
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The Biden administration’s ambivalent and contradictory border policy reflects a broader truth about asylum in the United States: the immigration system is built on exclusion, not on humanitarianism or aid. A Community Connections essay for The WNET Group, by Miriam Pensack.

NO LONGER UNIMAGINABLE: A Conversation with Holocaust Survivors

Brian Tate | September 9, 2022
NO LONGER UNIMAGINABLE: A Conversation with Holocaust Survivors

Livestreaming on Wednesday, September 21, 6:00-7:30 pm ET. Click below to register for this event.  How do Holocaust survivors view the causes and consequences of that historic trauma? How have the hateful policies and sentiments of Nazi Germany found new life…

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