Breaking News! MATV/UMA is a finalist for three videos and for Overall Excellence in Combined PEG Access as part of the annual Nor'Easter Awards hosted by Alliance for Community Media Northeast Region. Winners will be announced at the virtual Nor’Easter…
On October 7, 2020 at 7pm, 67 people attended MATV/UMA’s first virtual annual meeting. Aside from announcing the winning candidate for the open Membership Board seat, Karen Lynch, we reflected with video and photos on the past year and hinted about future developments.
The general public is invited to the Annual Membership Meeting (online via Zoom) on Wednesday, October 7, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Though we originally intended to stream this on Youtube, we have decided it is important to see those who attend and offer a feel of community. For this reason, we ask that all who wish to attend, register by zoom. register for zoom
MATV/UMA is excited to announce that several representatives from our membership are seeking to fill the newly open Member seat as part of the MATV/UMA Board of Directors. This abundance of interest mirrors what we hope for – engaged, active…
This is year has indeed been one for the record books. However, it’s a book I’d rather not read and would hope it’s thrown into the abyss of history. The challenges have been great from lock downs, mask wars, and virtual zoom meetings to social distancing and an economic impact that has affected all businesses and organizations.
MATV/UMA is announcing that there is an upcoming election for a Membership seat available on our Board of Directors. That seat is currently held by Sergui Parfeni. This is an exciting opportunity for a current member to help shape the future of MATV as it finally transitions to Urban Media Arts (UMA) this fall and winter. Submit interest by September 9, 2020. Click for details.
On June 1 MATV, Maldens Media were selected as a winner of the Community Impact award, granted to them by the Access Center Professional Division. The award was to commemorate MATVs outstanding community program Malden Reads, a program that was started in 2011. Ron Cox attended the virtual award ceremony with a celebratory drink and the award itself.
During these troubling times, our staff has been thinking and talking about racism, equity through email, phone calls and a virtual Zoom staff meeting. We are a diverse staff that represents different races, cultures, ages and life experiences. Sharing our personal stories, thoughts, and reflections has helped underscore the impact of dialog and “uncomfortable conversations.” As Executive Director of MATV/UMA, I am committed to the ongoing education of our staff on issues of racial and cultural sensitivity, as well as extending that education outward to the community through use of our media channels and programming.