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Feb 8 53 tweets 7 min read
Welcome to today's candidates' forum, hosted by EMS and @CABlackMedia. We'll be live tweeting candidates' presentations as well as Q&A with moderators. Remember that you can catch the livestream here:… Our three speakers today are @RepAdamSchiff, @BarbaraLeeForCA and @katieporteroc, who are among the more than two dozen candidates running to replace the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
Nov 15, 2023 35 tweets 7 min read
At 11AM PDT we're talking about the latest updates on Medi-Cal in California with a panel of experts and practitioners. What will expansion look like and who is being impacted by the redetermination process. Follow the livestream 👇

@DHCS_CA… Our first speaker today is Yingjia Huang, Assistant Deputy Director of Health Care Benefits and Eligibility @DHCS_CA, who will share the latest data on who has stayed on Medi-Cal rolls and who is off 5 months into redetermination.
Nov 10, 2023 19 tweets 3 min read
Starting now: a deep dive into the Constitutional crisis the US is facing. Join us live at…
Nov 3, 2023 29 tweets 5 min read
Celebrated activist & essayist Angela Davis calls #DomesticViolence the "oldest and most pervasive form of violence in the world." One in three women experience it in their lifetime, and yet today there is a push to turn the tide. Drop in to learn more. 👇… Davis spoke at a recent conference on domestic violence, where she said that DV is a form of violence as old as time, and yet somehow "we learn to hide it." It's that "question of silence" she says that is starting to give way now.
Oct 24, 2023 32 tweets 5 min read
Around 50-70k undocumented students are enrolled in a #California community college. Thanks to #FindYourAlly, they now have access to free #immigrant legal assistance. Listen in today at 11AM PDT as we break down this groundbreaking program. 👇… Find Your Ally is part of the Higher Education Legal Services Project, a state-funded effort to provide all CA Community College students and their families with free immigration legal assistance. Learn more 👉
Oct 20, 2023 33 tweets 6 min read
Caregivers -- in these times, could there be a more important role ? Today we're profiling 5 AAPI organizations that are expanding the definition of what it means to give care, for people and communities. Follow the livestream 👇… Kalani Tonga-Tukuafu is with Pasifika Enriching Arts of Utah, a Pacific Island Community based group of artists, creators, and patrons of the Arts. You can learn more about the group's work here.
Oct 13, 2023 19 tweets 3 min read
In 15 minutes, join @EthnicMediaSvc for a deep discussion on the Israel-Hamas war. Speakers are: Jamal Dajani, Palestinian-American Journalist
Estee Chandler, Jewish Voice for Peace Brian Levin, Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, Professor Emeritus Criminal Justice, California State University, San Bernardino
Fatin Jarara, New York-based Palestinian community organizer
Oct 6, 2023 40 tweets 7 min read
Today's hyper online culture is rife with #ageism, a far cry from times past when elders were seen as fonts of wisdom and sources of guidance. Join us at 11AM PDT to talk about growing old in today's America, both the challenges & opportunities.👇… Welcome to today's briefing. We're discussing aging and ageism and we've got a great panel: @LouiseAronson, USF Professor in the Division of Geriatrics; Cheryl Brown, Chair of the Executive Committee for @CACommisOnAging & Dr. Barry Reisberg, Professor of Psychiatry at NYU.
Sep 29, 2023 19 tweets 3 min read
In 10 minutes, please join @EthnicMediaSvc with three heat officers who will discuss the lessons they learned from the hottest US summer on record:… The speakers are:
Jane Gilbert, Chief Heat Officer, City of Miami, Florida
David Hondula, Director of the Office of Heat Response and Mitigation in Phoenix
Marta Segura, Chief Heat Officer of the City of Los Angeles #extremeweather #extremeheat @ResilientJane @ASUHondula
Sep 26, 2023 18 tweets 3 min read
In 10 minutes, @EthnicMediaSvc begins a special news briefing: how are Californians responding to extreme heat. Watch the livestream here:… This special briefing will feature speakers sharing stories of community resilience. Join @EthnicMediaSvc live for the engaging discussion. #extremeheat #California #ClimateAction
Sep 22, 2023 14 tweets 3 min read
In 10 minutes, @EthnicMediaSvc begins its weekly Friday briefing. This week, we partner with the @FTC for a discussion on the tell-tale signs of a scam.… FTC experts break down the ways scammers tell you to pay – from apps like Venmo, CashApp or Zelle to gift cards to cryptocurrency and more – and why it’s hard to get your money back. @FTC #FRAUD #scams #Zelle #Venmo
Sep 15, 2023 20 tweets 3 min read
Join @EthnicMediaSvc right now for a robust discussion on the deep impacts of climate change:… Our speakers today are:
Hannah Hess, Climate Impact Lab
Megan Mullin, UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
Jon Christensen, Adjunct Assistant Professor, UCLA
Miranda Massie, Director and Founder, Climate Museum #climatechange #climatecrisis
Sep 1, 2023 14 tweets 3 min read
Right now, join @EthnicMediaSvc for a news briefing on the alarming rise of “cat phishing” in which scammers use a variety of technology to attack vulnerable people. Ben Davidson of the @FTC says more than 1 million reports have been filed this year, with a combined loss of 4.3 billion. Imposter frauds - including online shopping fraud, prizes, and lotteries - are among the largest frauds.
Aug 29, 2023 18 tweets 3 min read
Several more days of triple-digit weather lie ahead for Californians. In 10 minutes, join @EthnicMediaSvc for a live discussion on extreme heat.… Speakers will discuss the state’s efforts to protect the most vulnerable communities; why half of all heat-related fatalities occur indoors; cooling down overheated schools, and pushing for more cooling centers. #extremeheat @CAgovernor @CA_OCPSC
Aug 18, 2023 39 tweets 7 min read
Yes, summer is winding down, which means it's #BackToSchool for parents and their kids. Today we're speaking with USC's @DrShaunHarper, @kasey_meehan with @PENAmerica, and Kansas St. U's @edu_tuan about some of the challenges this coming year. Livestream👇… Welcome to today's briefing, where we'll be discussing pending teacher shortages, pandemic-related learning loss, and the ongoing culture wars impacting schools nationwide.
Aug 15, 2023 16 tweets 3 min read
15.5 million Californians are at risk of losing their MediCal benefits this year, during the redetermination process of the "great unwinding." Join @EthnicMediaSvc right now for a robust discussion on this issue.… Speakers today are:
Yingjia Huang, Deputy Director of health care benefits and eligibility, Department of Health Care Services
Jessica Altman, CEO, Covered California
Virginia Hedrick, Executive Director, California Consortium for Urban Indian Health
Aug 9, 2023 12 tweets 3 min read
Join @EthnicMediaSvc right now for a valuable news briefing with the @FTC on fake money-making scams.… Our speakers today are:
Kathleen Daffan, Assistant Director, Division of Marketing Practices, Federal Trade Commission
Rosario Mendez, Attorney, Consumer & Business Education, Federal Trade Commission
Aug 4, 2023 36 tweets 5 min read
As desperate #migrants continue to seek entrance into the US, counter measures in border states like Texas -- which has erected floating barrel traps linked to two recent deaths -- are becoming increasingly cruel, say #immigrantrights advocates. Today at 11am we're discussing the rise in hateful rhetoric surrounding migrants at the border with a panel of experts including @ManuOrtizE & Cal Jillison of Southern Methodist University. Watch the livestream 👇…
Jul 21, 2023 20 tweets 3 min read
Today´s news briefing at 11 a.m. PDT is on "The troubling impacts of language barriers in healthcare access," with Dr. Latha Palaniappan, cofounder of @StanfordCAREs Dr. Ingrid Hall, from the @CDCgov and Dr. Elena Rios from the @NHMAmd #healthcareforall #ethnicmedia Today's news briefing on "The troubling impacts of language barriers in healthcare access" is under way. Follow for live tweets here!
Jul 13, 2023 14 tweets 2 min read
Join @EthnicMediaSvc right now for hot takes in extreme heat:… One of the most important things we can do to protect ourselves from extreme heat is increase the number of shade structures: trees, awnings, etc. says V. Kelly Turner, Associate Director of Urban Environmental Research, @UCLA. Less asphalt, more trees, she says. @VKellyTurner
Jun 16, 2023 17 tweets 6 min read
TJoin @EthnicMediaSvc right now for a discussion on the SCOTUS surprise decision on voting rights in Alabama, featuring the lead plaintiff, Evan Milligan.… Thomas Saenz of MALDEF kicks off our discussion this morning. "The outcome of the Allen vs. Milligan case should be celebrated," says Saenz, noting that it will significantly impact pending cases and potentially allow for Hispanic majority districts. @ThomasASaenz @MALDEF