MCLA Student Campaign Address Issues of Race on Campus 

Drive by MassMOCA in North Adams and you’ll see billboards for Resist COVID Take Six, a national campaign to raise awareness of the racial inequities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Inspired by the Resist COVID Take Six campaign, students at MCLA are sparking discussion about something broader: issues surrounding race on campus at the majority white school. Producer Ross Lippman explores the Do the Work of Anti-Racism campaign and meets some of the students bringing its message to life. 

And more western Mass stories tonight… 

With the arrival of the vaccine, things are slowly returning to normal here in Massachusetts and nationwide. State Senator Adam Hinds shares how the pandemic has impacted residents of the Commonwealth and what life in the Bay State will look like post-pandemic.  

Then, visit Bear Hole, a popular outdoor recreation area in West Springfield, which may be on its way to permanent protection status thanks to an agreement between West Springfield, Mass Audubon, and the state. 

Finally, City Councilor Jesse Lederman discusses the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection’s decision to revoke a permit allow construction of a biomass plant in Springfield.