Archive recordings

Bilingual Education for Jackson Heights and Elmhurst

Recorded on May 18, 2021.

Our vision is to bring bilingual education to every single public school in district 24 and 30. We are a community of immigrants and public school families. It is high time that our public schools support and reflect our families, values, and embrace all languages other than English in the public school curriculum. Our public schools are not doing nearly enough to support our bilingual students and families. That’s why I’m introducing my five point plan to expand bilingual education in New York City schools to make sure that every multi learner is guaranteed a seat. 


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Reproductive Freedom and Birth Justice

Recorded on May 13, 2021.

Reproductive freedom is a vast topic, connected to every aspect of our lives, and the systems we interact with. Join us for a discussion that will touch on some of the most pressing issues of this moment, from the lessons we can learn from global efforts to decriminalize abortion, to the fight for dignity and safety for Black and brown people giving birth in our city.


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Justice for Drivers

Recorded on April 29, 2021.

So many of our city’s taxi drivers and for-hire vehicle drivers call Jackson Heights and Elmhurst home. But as gig workers, app-based drivers are misclassified and denied basic employee protections. Victims of a predatory lending-medallion crisis of the City’s own creation, taxi workers have suffered tremendously over the last decade, in many cases losing everything. City and state government must take aggressive action to protect all our drivers and ensure fairness and dignity for them. Join us for a discussion on how we can fight for driver justice in New York.


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Creating Open Spaces and Safer Streets

Recorded on April 12, 2021.

A sustainable, healthy city must center its people, parks, and public space over cars. It is urgent that we re-envision our city’s streets and who they are for. Across NYC, Jackson Heights and Elmhust rank towards the very bottom when it comes to the amount of green space. We must increase public open space in NYC, focusing on park-starved neighborhoods first. This is an urgent matter of public and environmental health.


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Apoyo Para Trabajadores Excluidos / Funding for Excluded Workers

Recorded on April 15, 2021.


El fondo para los trabajadores excluidos fue una victoria histórica en Nueva York. Se logró gracias a los sacrificios y a los increíbles esfuerzos de trabajadores esenciales excluidos, huelguistas y líderes. Únanse a nosotros mañana por la noche para participar en una conversación bilingüe sobre cómo se logró esta victoria y el trabajo que tenemos por delante. 


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Supporting Our Seniors

Recorded on April 8, 2021.


Our seniors, our nanas, abuelas, thathas, and yeyes. Across our cultures, they are precious to us. Yet the city has not done nearly enough for them – from affordable housing to senior centers and accessible public transportation. Now more than ever, we must commit to providing the support and services our seniors need to age with grace in our city and to continue being a powerful force in our communities.


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Making Jackson Heights & Elmhurst More Pet-Friendly & Humane for Animals

Recorded on April 1, 2021.

The humane treatment of animals must be a priority for everyone in our city. From our pets to protecting wildlife in NYC, there is so much more we can do on this front, especially following the pandemic.


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Food Access and Equity

Recorded on march 18, 2021.

City government must ensure that all communities have access to fresh and healthy food. Yet the pandemic revealed how far we are from that being a reality in NYC, especially for low-income neighborhoods. Join us tonight for a discussion with leading advocates on what our city needs to do to ensure equitable food policies across NYC.

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Think Global, Act Local

Recorded on march 11, 2021.

We must take swift and decisive action to become a renewable city by 2030. Low-income communities of color, which have suffered from decades of environmental racism, must be prioritized in these efforts. Join our discussion this Thursday with three leading climate activists who are working to make NYC sustainable 🌍


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Rooting out hate
Recorded on march 3, 2021.

Join Shekar, JoAnn Yoo, and Meera Nair in discussing the recent rise in anti-Asian hate and how we can root out the hate and keep our communities safe.

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Why we need public hospitals
Recorded on February 24, 2021.

Public hospitals like Elmhurst are the heart of our city’s health care system. They treat those with the least access to care, our uninsured, our undocumented.  Hear our discussion about the resources our public hospitals need, why universal health care is critical, and how we must fight to eliminate the deep inequities in health care in NYC.

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Cure Violence

Recorded on February 11, 2021.

Join Shekar and our panel of community activists and violence interrupters for a discussion on how we can stop the cycle of violence and keep our communities safe.

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Supporting Others While supporting yourself

Recorded on February 6, 2021.

Join Shekar Kirshnan and Alpana Choudhury to talk about how we can take care of ourselves, engage in radical healing, and navigate the emotional tolls of life in the pandemic.

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Ranked Choice Voting

Recorded on January 28, 2021.

English – Español – বাংলা – 普通话 – नेपाली 

This year is the first year that New York City will use Ranked Choice Voting for the primary elections. Join our team and learn about what that means and how to vote! 

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Creating Anti-Racist public Schools

Recorded on January 21, 2021.

Join us in conversation with Jan-Kristof Louis-Mansano, Jeremy Chan-Kraushar, and Natasha Capers to discuss inclusive curricula and culturally responsive education in our schools to make our children’s futures brighter together!

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Recorded on January 14, 2021.

Join us for a live discussion of the latest on COVID-19 in our communities. We’re excited to introduce a new community group called the Jackson Heights Science Communication Initiative (JHSCI).

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Recorded on December 21, 2020.

Join us in a conversation with fearless trans advocate Cecilia Gentili on how we can all fight to end transphobia in all its forms and repeal the #WalkingWhileTrans ban. Este evento es bilingue. 

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Building a Community Center in Jackson Heights

Recorded on December 17, 2020.

Join Shekar and community activists Amadeo Plaza, Karen Wellington, and Nadine Kela-Murphy as we talk about and mobilize around getting the city to build a real community center for Jackson Heights.

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Elmhurst Tenants Rights: Creating a Task Force to Stop Harassment & Evictions

Recorded on December 10, 2020.

Join Shekar Krishnan, candidate for city council, and expert panelists and community activists Rima Begum, Seonae Byeon, Lina Lee, and Alexis Rodriguez in a discussion around fighting for housing justice and tenants rights.

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Housing Justice with State Senator Julia Salazar

Recorded on December 3, 2020.

Listen in to hear about what’s in the works for COVID-19 eviction relief, how we can fight gentrification, and how we can guarantee the right to safe, affordable housing for all.

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Campaign Launch

Recorded on November 17, 2020.

“We are in a city that is fundamentally and structurally unequal. Now is our opportunity to build power for and with communities that have been struggling so much.

I know these fights because I have fought them with you every single step of the way. And now, we’ll take this fight to City Hall.” 

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