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Contact Victoria Stith
Listener Candidate for the WBAI Local Station Board
Statement
I'm a 64 year old Black woman currently employed as a lead teacher in Bushwick. I also have experience as a residential counselor and Head Start Family Advocate. I also have experience in organizing meetings, workshops and fundraising. In my personal life I am an active lifelong Christian my current church home Mount Sinai Cathedral COGIC here in Brooklyn. I've been a listener of Pacifica station KPFA since 2005. What I appreciate about this type of station the community based media outlet giving local residents a voice to bring their platform to the masses of people. Overcoming personal changes in my life has helped me to grow Spiritually, mentally, psychologically and educationally has given me the tools to pass along to my children, grandchildren and those that I serve. I have a BA degree in Liberal Studies from SFSU and AA degree in Child Development from CCSF. I was born in St Louis, raised in San Francisco/Oakland California, I'm now a resident of Brooklyn, NY.
My personal, professional and educational experience are what I have to bring to the table as a board member of Pacifica Station (WBAI). These are the very core issues of what Pacifica stations and it's listeners could benefit by. I look forward to serving as a board member and what I could bring to the table.
Answers to Candidate Questionnaire
1. What experience, connections, skills or traits would you bring to the local station board to advance the station's mission?
  My experience as an early childhood educator, residential counselor and Head Start family advocate
2. What do you appreciate and value in the station's current operations?
  The outreach to the community it serves and giving ordinary people the voice to reach out to others in many ways
3. What would you like to see improved or changed in the station's current operations?
  Platform for older women especially minority women dealing with age, health, nutrition, mental health, employment, retirement, housing and family
4. Describe what you anticipate would be your top three priorities or areas of focus if you were elected to the local station board.
  Health, nutrition and mental health services
early childhood education & prevention and intervention ece
equity and rebuilding in the Black Community
5. Sustainability is an important part of any nonprofit operation. What are your thoughts on how the board can help to improve the station's financial footing?
  having fundraising events inviting listeners, local elected officials, community cleric leaders, social justice activist and essential workers. This is where they see the importance of community non-profit media outreach
6. Is there anything else you would like prospective voters to know?
  to do my best to fight for early childhood educators
advocate for prevention and intervention mental health services for young children birth to 5 years old and support for their families
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