Motor City Pride Festival Returns to Hart Plaza, Emceed by Detroit Drag Royalty SabinTyler Cooper, a.k.a. Sabin, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about what people can expect at this year's Motor City Pride Festival and Parade, and the importance of the event to the LGBTQ+ community in Detroit.
Activist Rahi Shah on The Importance of Allyship in the LGBTQ+ CommunityActivist Rahi Shah joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to discuss the importance of allyship in the LGBTQ+ community, and how her own experience as a member of a different marginalized community helped her become a strong ally to the LGBTQ+ community.
LGBT Detroit Continues to Amplify the Voices, Culture of Detroit's LGBT+ CommunityCurtis Lipscomb, Executive Director of LGBT Detroit; and Dint Brown, LGBT Detroit's Leadership Academy Program Coordinator, join Jackie Paige on Community Connect to talk about the spaces LGBT Detroit provides so members of the community can thrive, feel like themselves, and have their voices heard.
School Counselor Shares How The Mental Health of Children Is More Important Now Than Ever BeforeKaren Muston, a counselor for Lighthouse Connections Academy, a virtual academy that is part of Pearson Virtual Schools, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss the mental health of students and how the growing conversation around mental health is helping students find the support they need.
Coach Blaise Shares How Mental Performance Coaching Is Changing The Lives of AthletesBlaise Fayolle, a Therapist and Mental Skills Coach at Reset Brain + Body, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss the focus of improving mental skills and performance in athletes to help them in their career.
BLND Health Takes Unique Approach to Therapist-Client Relationship When Dealing With Mental HealthBrooke Buys, Founder and CEO of BLND Health, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the unique approach her organization takes to mental health care, and provides some methods to discovering the state of your own mental health.
Michigan WWII Navy Veteran Continues to Support Fellow Veterans Decades After ServiceArt Fishman, a WWII Navy veteran who who sailed aboard the USS Robinson in 1945 during its stops in the Philippines, Iwo Jima, Okinawa and China, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to discuss his time spent in service prior to being placed in the Naval Reserve and being sent to the Pacific theater during WWII.
100-Year-Old WWII Red Cross Volunteer Honored for Decades of ServiceOur team at CW50 was invited to the home of Doris Adler, 100, a Red Cross volunteer who served during WWII. Adler took a walk down memory lane with an interviewer, as she flipped through scrap books and looked at trinkets from her years as a volunteer during the war.
Motor City Veterans Supporting Each Other Through the Game of HockeyMichael Palmer, President and Director of Operations for Motor City Veterans Hockey Association, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to discuss how the organization was formed, the importance of supporting fellow veterans, and how they get families involved in their mission.
Bookstock Returns After 2-Year AbsenceRoz Blanck, Co-Chair of Bookstock, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to discuss the importance of Bookstock returning to metro Detroit after a 2-year hiatus, and how the experience of Bookstock is far greater than just buying books online.
Jewish Community Relations Council Connecting Metro Detroit's Diverse Communities Together Through ProgramsRabbi Asher Lopatin, Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council/AJC, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about the Council's role in the Jewish community of Metro Detroit, and the programs it has established.
High School Band Director Teaching the Next Generation of Musicians, Spreading Traditional Jewish Music across the CommunityAlan Posner, Director of Bands at Bloomfield Hills High School, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about his love for music and his Jewish heritage, and how he hopes to impact the next generation of musicians in his classrooms.
Archivist Brings Jewish History to Life with 'Out of the Box' Social Media SeriesLaura Gottlieb, Director of Cultural Resources at Temple Beth El, joins Lisa Germani on Community Connect to talk about how she took her job in the temple's archives and brought the stories within its pages to life through social media.
Chef Gary Mui of Alma Kitchen Uses Techniques from Chinese Heritage to Blend with Modern CuisineChef Gary Mui, Co-Owner of Alma Kitchen, joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to discuss his Chinese heritage and how it has helped him develop into the person and chef that he is today.
The Story and Journey of Chinese Immigrant Karen LimChinese Immigrant Karen Lim joins Jackie Paige on Community Connect to tell her life story and journey from China to America, and what it was like to immigrate to the U.S. while not knowing anyone or speaking any English.