If I had retired this week at age 65, would the world look different? A reflection by Volunteer Executive Director Susan Adele Huizenga ‘Social’ Work Story This week I had the pleasure of meeting a Social Work Graduate Student at a Middlesex County Candidates Forum focused on Housing. We chatted about how we each became … Continue reading Would the world be different?
Stories Need to be shared The life of an organization such as Wallingford Public Access Association (WPAA), intersects with and touches lives in unpredictable ways. Often, outcomes are not readily quantified for donors, but when they are shared with them in a story, the outcomes and results may be clarified, and perhaps stir us to … Continue reading Be the community story
I live in a rather conservative suburban community. Calling it my town does not land well on my ears. I prefer to be from Greater New Haven. It does NOT have the ‘walk for blocks and inhale humanity feel’ of communities like Portland or Providence, Boston or St. Louis. What it does have is hiking … Continue reading My Town, sorta
He is 22. His prospects for employment elsewhere are diminished by his capacity to focus. He tells me “I choose to work here in User Support because it makes-a-difference.” He will gladly chatter about how the shows he schedules to play as TV are important to watch until he is reminded: Yes, it is time to schedule … Continue reading I choose daily
Post election update: The Mayor Wallingford had in 1993 is still Mayor for 2018-19. Mr. Sullivan no longer has the privilege to serve on the Town Council. New members of the Board of Education may be open to reviewing how to deploy the Ed Channel for the greater good. Community TV (P.E.G.) in Wallingford is … Continue reading Election 2017 Holds Potential
I want to introduce myself because I have been anonymous as a public person for decades and most of my days are currently the embodiment of Freeman P Quinn, 1st – Free Speech Ambassador and outreach personae for WPAA-TV. These past few days I have been pre-occupied with winning. I really hope that WPAA-TV wins … Continue reading Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.
??? This is the first time in 24 years Wallingford Public Access (WPAA-TV and Community Media Center) is asking for direct $$$ contributions from the community. We are doing so through theGreatGive which is a Community Foundation of Greater New Haven initiative that combines local giving with incentives and prizes. With a good community response we … Continue reading theGreatGive 2017
Community memory is created in the exchange of story. Sharing. Listening, Asking Questions. Exploring a common bond. My 1st community still overshadows my current community with memories more fragile with each passing year. Through poem I explore dissonance, lack of connection and my barriers to having ‘Here‘ feel more like home. My roots: Windsor, CT … Continue reading Beyond Anonymous in a Storied Place
Extending an invitation to friends of WPAA-TV that are committed to Safety of persons, regardless of race, class, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Diverse opinions, dissent, and argument are not only tolerated, but invited. Active listening and courageous exchange are fundamental values. Collective action, activism, and community engagement, both within and outside the walls of … Continue reading The Ghostlight Project Launch
Community grows from knowing we are alive not for ourselves but for one another. The fruit of such knowing is a capacity to make the interests of others more important than one’s own. The CommUnity Conversations initiative was built on this idea.Thanks to the informing Contributors: Chris Porter of Porter Financial Strategies with JP Venoit CEO … Continue reading CommUnity #W06492