Our communities are grappling with two crises — COVID-19 and and a racial reckoning sparked by systemic racism. Two local women of color, who are veteran organizers, have once again stepped up to the plate to meet the challenge of these times. We talk about how they've harnessed the power of local activism and on-the-ground organizing to raise their communities up and demand the attention of legislators.


Gladys Vega, executive director of the Chelsea Collaborative.

Monica Cannon-Grant, activist and founder of the organization Violence in Boston.