It’s our last week with our SUNY Informatics Department interns, and we are working very hard before they go making revisions to the WCAA website and updates to our database. It’s a busy week, but a great time for you to get involved–to volunteer, take a walk, or just see what we’ve been working on.
Monday, August 8 6pm – 8pm: Special WCAA Meeting
WCAA meets every Monday from 6-8pm at St. Anthony’s. Since this is our last week with our SUNY volunteers, we are having a special working meeting, uploading audio to the library and revising the website. We are also planning outreach for our first General Membership Meeting, on September 11th, and our Community Radio Skill Shares series.
Wednesday, August 10 3pm – 4pm: CiviCRM training
One of our data interns will be leading a training in how to use CiviCRM. This is a useful workshop for any of our volunteers. CiviCRM is also a powerful (free!) tool that you can use with your non-profit or activist campaign. This event will take place at our Lincoln Square office.
Wednesday, August 10 8pm – 9pm: Building a Locally Sourced News Department — at Howe Library
Locally produced news, arts, and culture reporting can foster strong community-led movements for more critical, accountable, and representative media.
We will be watching a recorded webinar with Gretchen King and Anabel Khoo, as they discuss how they have worked to build volunteer news departments that strive to prioritize and promote the voices of marginalized people, focusing on local events and groups. King and Khoo will also share documents and trainings they have designed and implemented to strengthen spoken word programming at their stations.
After the webinar, we will have a short discussion about how to apply the lessons to building the newsrooms of our local LPFM stations. Note, this event will take place at the Albany Public Library, Howe Branch. [FB]
Thursday, August 11 8pm – 9pm: Walk to Ten Broeck Mansion
This Grand Walk is a Two-For-One!
Historic Walking Tour through Downtown and Arbor Hill
FREE performance of “A Comedy of Errors” in the beautiful garden of Ten Broeck Mansion.
Meet on the steps of Grand Street Community Arts for a 6pm historic walking tour through Downtown to Arbor Hill. GSCA’s Exectutive Director, Alexis Bhagat, will lead this walk, which should take about 45 minutes.
The walk will arrive at Ten Broeck Mansion before 7pm for Confetti Stage, Inc.‘s free performance of William Shakespeare’s “A Comedy of Errors.” The performance begins at 7:30, but we are arriving early to get good seats. Bring a picnic and a blanket or folding chair and enjoy Shakespeare under the stars.
After the performance, we can walk back to the South End together, or walk to Clinton and N. Pearl for CDTA #6, #7, or #100.
Saturday, August 13 9am – 4pm: Work Day!
Our friends from Classic Theater Guild are coming to help with a big work party this Saturday.
We will be finishing the new closet to store theater props. And we’ve got lots more plastering to do!
The WCAA IT Team will be seting up AV in the production room so that we can start watching films during our September Skills Building Workshops and listening to radio shows and pod-casts in progress. And, there are always nails to pull and dust to vacuum. [FB]
Saturday, August 13 12pm – 1pm: Open House
Can’t help with our work day but want to see how we’re doing with the renovation progress? Come during our lunchtime Open House! 12pm – 1pm. Building tour begins at 12:15. This is also a great time to come by if you may be interested in using our space after we have reopened. [FB]