PEACE FIRST

The following is my personal comment it is not necessarily the point of view of WCCA, it’s staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, and associates. It is my comment as a person who has dedicated my life long career to stand tall for freedom of speech and public access.

My heart goes out to the families that experienced loss and bloodshed in Charlottville and also in Barcelona and Cambrils and elsewhere. There is no excuse and such horrific unjust acts of hate and violence and it must NOT be allowed to continue.

We are certainly experiencing the testing of our FREE SPEECH.

We keep a poster in our home where everyone in our family can see it every day. It reads:

“A thought reaps an action, an action reaps a habit, a habit reaps a character, a character reaps a destiny”

Some can say this saying amounts to the definition of psychology, I say it can be a guide to provide a path for our free will.

This saying should make it abundantly clear why there is no room in this nation or in our communities for “any” group, international or domestic terrorist, political,(including bigoted hate groups) that replaces free speech, peaceful protest, and peaceful discourse with violence. When you see such violence what THOUGHT comes to mind ? What ACTION do you follow that thought with? Anger, push back, anxiety ???

We can not pretend our natural flight or fight responses do not exist, but we can control them.

We know in our hearts violence is never the solution, and we must also learn to overcome hate for the sake of hate, because hate begets hate and it’s outcome is unrest and it can only be counter to peace and our Constitutional right to pursuit happiness.

Too many in this nation, of all races, creeds, places, and philosophical persuasions, feel disenfranchised.

If there is any role for our government to play, outside of securing our individual freedoms, it is to ensure no one is disenfranchised and all are included equally under the laws of our constitution.

Unless everyone has an equal opportunity to participate share their point of view or express their beliefs, if they desire too, free speech will continued to be challenged. Media Biased and in some cases, inaccessibility, can not be denied, and it is important to understand that throughout the ages, as long as media existed, an amount of media biased existed on behalf of those who controlled it. This is where media literacy comes into play. Unless there is an ability to read, to express, and to have access to and the know how to use the tools to express and disseminate points of view, made available for ALL and for ALL to be included and to participate in, there would be a vacuum rendering free speech useless. This is not to say speech used to instigate violence, fuel hatred is acceptable, it is not. Again, such speech runs counter to FREE speech for ALL

Free speech can provide a healthy point – counter point needed to debate matters openly, academically, holistically, and constructively. The expression of Free Speech should be without fear of retribution and physical harm in anyway.

One of the reasons why PUBLIC ACCESS TELEVISION / COMMUNITY Media (like WCCA TV) exist is to level the playing field, assure media literacy (digital inclusion), and to enable a true participatory media that fosters, nurtures, and encourages our free speech process.

In these United States our freedoms are being tested everyday. It is NOT the purpose of government alone to “FIX” or address all our social challenges, it is up to each and every one of us to do our part. It is, however, the role of government to protect and to ensure our constitutional right to free speech is maintained and protected, including right to access the tools and technologies needed to do so.

We must calmly think, move our thoughts away from ideas that pit us against each other, to consider all the struggles of human times, all the horrible wars, and travesties and injustice that never was resolved through hate and violence or actions that fueled the fires of resentment and negative thoughts and disenfranchisement. Over centuries, these horrible actions, paths and situations have became a habit and the character of this habit is raising it’s ugly head every day in senseless violence, fatalities, and hurt to fellow human beings.

We must find another way. We can make the Promised Land our destiny. I propose each of us make it our own personal quests to put PEACE first.

PEACE FIRST ! Not always easy, but why not try?

Do you want a world of Peace ? The way may be before each of us. Please think about it:
“A thought reaps an action, an action reaps a habit, a habit reaps a character, a character reaps a destiny”

Thank you and I wish us all peace.

Mauro DePasquale

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

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WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
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Contact the station and find out how you might qualify to be entered into a contest to win a nice prize by getting your friends to sign up for our e-news letter.

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV.

Since 1986, WCCA TV has always bee a creative space and a place that has engaged people of all backgrounds in bringing the city to life through creative expression of story telling, engaging community television talk programming, music, dance, television journalism, dramatic arts and film/video making, public art and multi media works, and to exercise free speech. It’s a space for everyone to get engaged in the arts in an active way.
A diversity of thousands of people attended WCCA educational class and workshops, participated in content creation, our public events, and our programs are seen in Worcester and around the world on line.
We have added over 630 videos to the WCCA website Video On Demand library in 2016! ALL AVAILABLE FOR FREE “ON-DEMAND VIEWING” at http://www.wccatv.com/video . This would not be possible without such an amazing video-prolific community and also with the tremendous work and effort of our own WCCA TV Staff of professional video technicians and video production artist.
WCCA community projects and programs are seen around the world and we have many letters expressing appreciation of this from many different countries. BRAVO !!
There is no denying WCCA TV is an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation.

For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.

Seeking Volunteers for WCCA TV at the stART on the Street Festival

WCCA TV will have a table, cameras, and community members at the stART on the Street Festival 
On Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
We need people to "man the table" for 30 minutes or an hour of their time.  
If you would like to help, please let me know what hour(s) you would like to be at our 
WCCA TV Table. (Rain Date Sept. 24, 2017)  ---- 
Thank you for your Support!! 
Call 508-755-1880 to schedule time for the table or e-mail Tracy at Tracy@wccatv.com 

 

Through the ismartt Center WCCA TV will be able to Better Empower Those Who Want to Learn, Create, and Connect!! The ismartt Center will be YOUR Center! A place for the arts, education, culture, and enjoying each others company as well as ideas!!

Imagine a place for live TV-Studio Audiences Right in the Heart of Downtown Worcester!!

A Place where community Events, presentations, courses, and workshops will happen!!

People Will Have Access to a Computer Instruction Room and Lab with 15 or more computer workstations!!

It Will Be a Center Designed With you, the people of Worcester, in mind where You can Learn, Create, and Connect in our public space or you can be directly involved in a program at YOUR Community Media Center—the WCCA TV ismartt Center!!  

Contact us at WCCA TV and Find Out How You Can Help Make This Happen!!

Call 508-755-1880 and talk to Joseph or e-mail him at joseph@wccatv.com.   

Here At WCCA TV — We Serve You — Here Is Our Professional Team and Contact Information

Tracy Foley is our Station Manager and our Director of Programming and Information.   You can get in contact with her at 508-755-1880 ext. 110 or tracy@wccatv.com.


Mauro DePasquale is our Executive Director.  You can get in contact with him at 508-755-1880 ext. 111 or mauro@wccatv.com.


Joseph S. Townsend is our Development Manager and Grant Writer.  You can get in contact with him at 508-755-1880 ext. 119 or Joseph@wccatv.com.


Jennifer Pichierri is our Volunteer and Intern Coordinator.  You can get in contact with her at 508-755-1880 ext. 113 or Jen@wccatv.com.


Zara Dedi is our Administrative Assistant.  You can get in contact with her at 508-755-1880 ext. 100 or Zarad@wccatv.com.

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Charlie Thanas is our Programmer.  You can get in contact with him at 508-755-1880 ext. 112 or Charlie@wccatv.com.

Frank Rocco is our Engineer and TV Workshop Instructor.  You can get in contact with him at 508-755-1880 ext. 114 or frank@wccatv.com (by the way, that is our old Control Room System in the picture…we recently acquired a new one!)


John Simakauskas is our information Technology Guru.  You can Contact him at 508-755-1880 ext. 115 or john@wccatv.com.


Bill Hamilton is our Production Assistant.  You can contact him at 508-755-1880 ext. 116 or bill@wccatv.com.


Adam Rice is our Youth Instructor and Production Assistant.  You can contact him at 508-755-1880 ext. 116 or Adam@wccatv.com.


 

 

A murder on Main St. ? cue music— Du dun dun—- cue scream — Aghhhh!

HAPPY THURSDAY !

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WCCA TV Youth production crew are killing it at WCCA.

Our Media Clubhouse youth are creating their own short film. They learned and already had hands on experience in a a real professional Television studio, they studied numerous film and television techniques, they have already written the script and storyboard for their own murder mystery. Pretty cool right? Today they review the project and equipment logistics and will start shooting. This is what WCCA TV’s SUMMER Youth Media Club is all about. Four full days each week CREATING and having fun !

What are your kids doing this summer?

This is meaningful television, this is WCCA TV “the People’s Channel”

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MEANINGFUL MEDIA WCCA TV

Be sure to watch us on Worcester’s cable channel 194 or at wccatv.com or follow us and our friends at:

Facebook/WCCA-TV-13-THE-PEOPLES-CHANNEL
Twitter: @WCCATV13
Instagram : wccatv13

IMPORTANT: wccatv.com/donate

WCCA has a new revised monthly e-newsletter. To receive a copy you need
to get added to the mailing list by visiting the WCCA website at
wccatv.com and clicking on “Join the mailing list” which will take you
to the signup form HERE
http://wccatv.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=48f898c016d0899151f159717&id=3c4fdd54f6
WCCA TV
The People’s Channel. Contact the station and find out how you might qualify to be entered into a contest to win a nice prize by getting your friends to sign up for our e-news letter.

WCCA TV is a regional leader serving Worcester’s community media public access needs and an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation. Learn Create and Connect at WCCA TV.

Since 1986, WCCA TV has always bee a creative space and a place that has engaged people of all backgrounds in bringing the city to life through creative expression of story telling, engaging community television talk programming, music, dance, television journalism, dramatic arts and film/video making, public art and multi media works, and to exercise free speech. It’s a space for everyone to get engaged in the arts in an active way.
A diversity of thousands of people attended WCCA educational class and workshops, participated in content creation, our public events, and our programs are seen in Worcester and around the world on line.
We have added over 630 videos to the WCCA website Video On Demand library in 2016! ALL AVAILABLE FOR FREE “ON-DEMAND VIEWING” at http://www.wccatv.com/video . This would not be possible without such an amazing video-prolific community and also with the tremendous work and effort of our own WCCA TV Staff of professional video technicians and video production artist.
WCCA community projects and programs are seen around the world and we have many letters expressing appreciation of this from many different countries. BRAVO !!
There is no denying WCCA TV is an anchor institution that stands for Media Democracy, Media Literacy and Creative Innovation.

For more information browse this website, watch our programming on cable channel 194 or here ( at wccatv.com) , streaming live or “On-Demand”, and or contact Mauro DePasquale our Executive Director. We offer community volunteer memberships, special sponsor membership plans for businesses, Workshops and training for ALL ages, and whole lot more. Get involved, create, network, share your story, opinions, and fresh ideas on “THE PEOPLE’s CHANNEL” WCCA TV

Thanks for your support.
NOTE this blog may be updated and the views and opinions expressed in the news articles embedded herein are not necessarily those of WCCA TV, it’s Board of Directors, It’s Staff, It’s sponsors and associates.