Tag Archives: Community Engagement

What We Watch: Mouna Algahaithi

Mouna Algahaithi is a smiling woman wearing a jean jacket and a draped pink headscarf.Mouna Algahaithi, WPT’s new education engagement specialist, started at the station as an education and community engagement intern in May of 2018. She’s been full-time since last January, working on WPT Education programs such as implementing Ready to Learn curricula around the state as well as bigger events such as Get Up and Go.

Read on for some of her top public TV picks – and why the mission of WPT and the PBS Kids 24/7 Channel is so important to her!

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What We Watch: Carol Griskavich, Community Education Specialist

As Community Education Specialist at WPT, Carol Griskavich’s “typical day” is anything but typical – working on detailed event logistics or traveling the state to meet with viewers we serve. We sat down with Carol to learn about her role at WPT and her favorite public television programs.

“I could listen to Jacques Pépin read the phonebook.” -Carol Griskavich

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Vel Phillips Community Engagement

More than a documentary, Vel Phillips: Dream Big Dreams is a statewide engagement project that will bring the community together for screenings and conversations about equity and civil rights in the 21st century.

Due to extraordinary interest in hosting events related to this project, we have developed event kits that include a DVD of the documentary, activities, a discussion guide and instructions for hosting your own event.

These free kits will be available at events and from WPT Audience Services and can be requested by anyone – families, book clubs, church groups, scout troops, etc.  In return, we ask that you tell us how you use the kits and share any ideas that come from hosting an event. We also ask that you pass the kits along to another group after youve used it. To request an event kit, please fill out the following form. WPT will mail event kits in mid February.

Already have a copy of the film? Download just the discussion guide here.

Women and Girls Lead

Written by Leigh Schmidt, WPT Community Outreach Coordinator

Women and girls around the globe face threats — trafficking, prostitution, violence, and discrimination — every day of their lives. Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide is a landmark multimedia project centered on a two-part documentary airing Oct. 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. on WPT.

Half the Sky is part of Women and Girls Lead, a public media initiative designed to celebrate, educate, and activate women, girls, and their allies across the globe to address the challenges of the 21st century. Starting with several documentary films by the world’s best independent filmmakers, with additional content along the way, Women and Girls Lead brings to life extraordinary leaders and citizens on the front lines of economic development, violence prevention, business and governance, education, and health.

In the coming months and years, WPT will continue to bring you important films that showcase extraordinary women and girls who are changing the world. We will be convening experts from around the state on a number of topics that impact gender equity issues here in Wisconsin. Look for film screenings, events, community dialogues and more coming to Wisconsin in 2013 and beyond. We’ll share resources to help you empower women in Wisconsin and around the world, as well as to share the successes of women in our communities. Here are some ways to learn more:

Women and Girls Lead  |  Half the Sky on Independent Lens  |  HalftheSkyMovement.org

Preview Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.