Urban Update

Urban Update Airs at 11:30am on Channel 7 -WHDH

Urban Update Airdate 07/24/2016:

On this week’s episode of Urban Update, host Byron Barnett will speak with community organizer, James W. Hillis. Hillis recently organized a peaceful rally in Roxbury that led to a panel discussion on justice and inequality. Sophia L. Hall, Esq., Staff Attorney at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice, will also be on the show to speak with Barnett.

In the second segment of Urban Update, host Byron Barnett will show an interview Alberto Vasallo conducted with an organization that is dedicated to alleviating the homelessness problem in Boston.

In the third segment, Ramon A. Rivera will be invited onto the show to speak with Byron Barnett. Rivera is the Vice President of this year’s Puerto Rican Festival of Massachusetts.

In the final segment of Urban Update, Barnett will discuss the City of Lawrence’s third annual Ciclovia event that will be held on August 7th and 21st. To further this discussion, Vilma Lora, coordinator for the Mayor’s Task Health Force, and Betsy Goodrich, Senior Transportation Commission for the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, will be on the show.






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