Juneteenth Productions

Juneteenth Productions Juneteenth Productions is a Chicago-based media production company founded in 1997. Specializing in documentary films & television programs. Juneteenth Productions is a Chicago-based media production company founded in 1997 by Judith McCray.

Specializing in documentary films, television programs, educational and web media, the company utilizes media as an effective tool for positive social change and communicating to diverse communities. Award-winning documentaries and television programs have aired on national and international public television and cable networks. Compelling and inspiring videos have served the communication goals of numerous educational, health, and social justice organizations.

Operating as usual

03/22/2021

You can hear Learning On the Line and other episodes of the Change Agents podcast at changeagentsthepodcast.com. Or find us on spotify, apple podcasts, or stitcher at Change Agents The Podcast.

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02/16/2021

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01/31/2021
01/31/2021

Meet Ari Mejia, producer of When We Organize, We Win.

“Older adults deserve to survive this pandemic.”
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#changeagents #housingisahumanright #seniorrights #chicagostories

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01/31/2021

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IT'S HERE!! Our new podcast series produced by a fabulous team of emerging journalists of color and community activists ...
01/29/2021
Change Agents

IT'S HERE!! Our new podcast series produced by a fabulous team of emerging journalists of color and community activists about grassroots activism in Chicago's communities of color. Shout out and KUDUS to Maurice Bisaillon, Bia Medious, @ariel mejia, Natalie Wade, Kortni Smyers-jones, Jesus J. Montero, @jonathan aguilar, @ChiCirc711, Artimmeo L Williamson,@julio rodriguez, Work2gether4peace; @maribel ang for...well....EVERYTHING!!

Change Agent is a podcasts series by Chicagoans trained to tell stories of their neighborhood transformations and the folks who make that happen.

Wrapping up Season 1 of this series about the amazing courage and insights of frontline healthcare givers of color takin...
12/15/2020
Hope from the Front Lines

Wrapping up Season 1 of this series about the amazing courage and insights of frontline healthcare givers of color taking care of Chicago area's most vulnerable during COVID19. Subscribe and download ALL 17 episodes. 3 totally in Spanish....

Hope from the Front Lines peeks beyond the headlines finding stories of struggle, passion, and strength from essential caregivers of color doing the heavy lift - protecting Chicago’s most vulnerable during this COVID-19 pandemic. The series is produced by Juneteenth Productions with funding suppor...

12/15/2020
Hope From The Front Lines

Childcare providers are also essential workers on the front line of this pandemic...too often overlooked, their work and voices matter.......

Nine months into the Coronavirus pandemic, childcare providers are doing double and triple duty supervising school aged kids with remote learning for much of each day, while doing their regular duties caring for the children of working parents. But providers fear that if and when schools reopen, their risk of COVID exposure will increase as kids shuttle back and forth between daycare and classrooms. They're placed between a rock and a hard place as their dilemma is unnoticed and under appreciated. In this episode, childcare providers Jamila Ife Wilson and Tahiti Tamer make their voices heard. LISTEN HERE: http://bit.ly/daycare-double-bind

11/14/2020
Hope From The Front Lines

Check out this week's Hope from the Front Lines....why COVID19 has nursing home care givers at their breaking point https://fb.watch/1L8rYHAD-A/

Throughout Chicagoland and across the country nursing homes continue to bear the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic. For the past 11 months, the linoleum tiled hallways of these facilities have carried not only orderlies, gurneys, and residents, but also more than 38% of all Covid-19 related deaths in America. But what many don’t know is that staff of these facilities, and the industry advocates that fight for them were not in the least bit surprised by the magnitude of the tragedy. For decades now they have watched owners cut staff in favor of profit, leaving facilities unable to properly care for their residents. LISTEN HERE... bit.ly/HFTFL-breaking

10/29/2020
Hope From The Front Lines

This week's killing of Walter Wallace Jr. by Philly police jus' makes you wanna holler...and cry! Shout out to Shawndra Robinson, Coston Plummer and @Ashley Moore for sharing the REAL changes needed...and coming in this week's episode "Enough is Enough"

Five months after George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer, the struggle for justice and equality for African Americans continues in peoples’ hearts and minds, if not still in the streets. Many Black Americans are encouraged that the protests and larger number of allies joining the Movement for Black Lives will bring real changes in policing and equity. In this episode, Enough is Enough, health care givers Shawndra Robinson, Coston Plummer and Ashley Mosley reflect on the circumstances and actions for racial justice... LISTEN HERE: bit.ly/enough-is

Be a SUPER Fan and subscribe to our podcast. please? We know you'll like it.😎
09/03/2020

Be a SUPER Fan and subscribe to our podcast. please? We know you'll like it.😎

Want to support workers on the front lines? Share their stories of struggle & survival during the Covid-19 pandemic. Binge SIX episodes NOW: http://bit.ly/hope-from-the-front-lines

Woo Hoo!  Our newest podcast series about essential healthcare workers of color and their experiences on the front line ...
08/30/2020
Hope from the Front Lines

Woo Hoo! Our newest podcast series about essential healthcare workers of color and their experiences on the front line of the COVID19 pandemic has hit 1,000! If you haven't already, please SUBSCRIBE and check out stories of amazing people doing the heavy lift - caring for Chicagoland's most vulnerable while trying to keep themselves and their families safe.

Hope from the Front Lines peeks beyond the headlines finding stories of struggle, passion, and strength from essential caregivers of color doing the heavy lift - protecting Chicago’s most vulnerable during this COVID-19 pandemic. The series is produced by Juneteenth Productions with funding suppor...

08/28/2020
Hope From The Front Lines

New episode: hospital workers struggle to stay safe with rising COVID19 related hospitalizations and visitors....shout out to reporter/producer Kortni Smyers-Jones, Fab hospital workers Bernita Drayton and Caprice Nevils!

With COVID-19 related hospitalizations increasing and many hospitals allowing visitation to resume, hospital workers worry about their protection from contracting the virus. In this episode, hospital workers Bernita Drayton and Caprice Nevils discuss the need for greater safety protocols as their exposure to the virus increases. LISTEN HERE: bit.ly/protecting-me

08/20/2020
Hope From The Front Lines

Check our newest episode....as Northwestern Memorial Hospital workers struggle and push for their safety....and respect as COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the rise. Shout out to @Marcus Buell, @Kim Smith, @Althea Lloyd for telling this story....

Northwestern Memorial Hospital, located in the center of Chicago, received a large CARES Act grant to keep its operations going. But little told is the hospital’s poor communication, inequitable PPE distribution, resistance to hazard pay, elimination of contributions to employees’ 401K plans, and seeming disregard for the safety and well being of its service employees. In this episode, three employees share their frustrations and vigilance fighting for hazard pay, respect and appreciation. Check out the new episode now... https://bit.ly/divided-we-stand

08/20/2020
SEIU Healthcare IL & IN

Full episode available TOMORROW....😁

"It's been one slap in the face after another."

In this episode of the Hope From The Front Lines podcast, three Northwestern Hospital employees share their frustrations and vigilance fighting for hazard pay, respect, and appreciation.

Full espiode available Thursday morning. Check out a preview here: https://seiuhcilin.org/2020/08/hopepodcast-05/

08/14/2020
Hope From The Front Lines

Check out this week's episode....reported and produced by co-executive producer @Maurice Bisaillon!

"Why I gotta find out on the news that a resident of our facility has died?" In Episode #4, we look at two Chicago facilities taking very different approaches to protecting their staff and residents during the pandemic. Bridgeview Healthcare Center neglected to test residents showing symptoms of Coronavirus, leaving uninformed staff members at risk of catching the virus. Sheridan Village took an opposite approach testing all residents who showed symptoms, and immediately quarantining them if they tested positive. Two different approaches, two different outcomes. Subscribe now to get the episode as soon as it drops tomorrow: http://bit.ly/a-failure-to-communicate

08/07/2020
Hope From The Front Lines

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In group homes for developmentally disabled adults, the contraction of COVID-19 happens faster, and deadlier than any other population. Not only are these numbers under-researched, but also underreported. We go inside one of these homes in the Southwest suburbs of Chicago to see what it takes to keep people safe and alive against the odds. Listen to the new episode now... https://bit.ly/detective-caretaking

Check out this week's episode by fab reporter/producer @ariel mejia: "Working in this field, you have to have eyes open....
08/07/2020
Hope from the Front Lines

Check out this week's episode by fab reporter/producer @ariel mejia: "Working in this field, you have to have eyes open." In Episode #3, go inside a group home for adults with developmental disabilities to see how one Chicago suburb is responding to the COVID-19 crisis. Tanya, a direct support professional (DSP) caring for six clients shares her story... AVAILABLE NOW: https://bit.ly/detective-caretaking

Hope from the Front Lines peeks beyond the headlines finding stories of struggle, passion, and strength from essential caregivers of color doing the heavy lift - protecting Chicago’s most vulnerable during this COVID-19 pandemic. The series is produced by Juneteenth Productions with funding suppor...

08/02/2020
Hope From The Front Lines

Check out our newest episode on the challenges of providing childcare during COVID-19. Mad love to reporter/producer and DePaul journalism grad @Erica Carbajal!

AVAILABLE NOW!!! Demand for affordable child care has historically been high, with COVID-19 exacerbating the already unsteady system. For parents to get back to work, they need secure and affordable child care, but some providers aren’t ready to reopen yet. Others don’t have the space. The effects of COVID-19 are exposing the structural challenges child care providers like Maria Del Carmen Macias and Araida Palacios have dealt with long before the pandemic arrived. On this episode, they share their hopes and struggles as they navigate through a time of crisis.

“Childcare: Crisis Mode,” reported by Erica Carbajal, is the second episode from #HopeFromTheFrontLines.

Subscribe here: https://bit.ly/2X6ZkgP

So honored and proud to be one of the Field Foundation spring 2020 Media & Storytellers grantees....stay tuned for our u...
07/28/2020
The Field Foundation of Illinois

So honored and proud to be one of the Field Foundation spring 2020 Media & Storytellers grantees....stay tuned for our upcoming podcast series Change Agents - stories of grassroots activism changing Chicagoland's communities of color....

In our latest Field News dispatch, we also announced our Spring 2020 Grantees. We are proud to support the vision and work of these 35 organizations, including 10 in our Media & Storytelling portfolio: American Indian Center - Chicago American Indian Association of Illinois Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council Chicago Defender Charities WBEZ91.5 Chicago Public Media Free Spirit Media Institute for Nonprofit News Juneteenth Productions Public Narrative The Hoodoisie. Subscribe to our newsletter so you never miss a Field News dispatch or information about applying for programs and grants.

07/25/2020
SEIU Healthcare IL & IN

SEIU Healthcare IL & IN

"Marisol quarantined twice from her job as a full-time home care aide at a senior facility...Total time lost: 1 month Total sick time received: Zero"

Hope From the Front Lines, a new weekly podcast featuring SEIU HCIIMK members on the frontlines of COVID-19, begins today. Listen to the full episode: https://bit.ly/30S1K43

We've launched!!!  Check out the first episode of "Hope from the Front Lines" - Juneteenth Productions' newest podcast s...
07/24/2020
Hope from the Front Lines

We've launched!!! Check out the first episode of "Hope from the Front Lines" - Juneteenth Productions' newest podcast series - in both English and Spanish. The weekly series peeks beyond the headlines finding stories of struggle, passion, and strength from essential caregivers of color doing the heavy lift - protecting Chicago’s most vulnerable during this COVID-19 pandemic. Funding support provided by the McCormick Foundation. Please share, download, share....well, you know what to do. You can find it wherever you get your podcasts or here: https://link.chtbl.com/5rsSo5ew

Hope from the Front Lines peeks beyond the headlines finding stories of struggle, passion, and strength from essential caregivers of color doing the heavy lift - protecting Chicago’s most vulnerable during this COVID-19 pandemic. The series is produced by Juneteenth Productions with funding suppor...

So grateful for the privilege of meeting and interviewing John Lewis 26 years ago (1994) for the documentary "Mississipp...
07/19/2020
Mississippi, America (TV Movie 1996) - IMDb

So grateful for the privilege of meeting and interviewing John Lewis 26 years ago (1994) for the documentary "Mississippi, America," exploring the courageous work of so many Black and white Americans who put their lives on the line to get Black Mississippians the right to vote in this America. Shout out and mad love to Dorrie Wilson, Emmett Wilson, and Salukis J Harper Philbin, Maurice Bisaillon, Michael De Lazzer, Gary Wolf, Shahla Raza, and the illustrious Mike Starr (missing you STILL, Mike) for this still-exceptional-life-changing-life-affirming opportunity.

Mississippi, America (TV Movie 1996) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.

06/19/2020

Woo hoo!! Celebrating 23 years of media production that reveals hidden stories of human strength, struggle and success!! Now that we're all aware of this historical TRUTH of injustice against African Americans and the celebration of the ACTUAL liberation from slavery....let's be VIGILANT ensuring that change HAPPENS to open doors for justice and opportunities too long denied.

23 years ago, I launched this media production company to honor this little known fact of American history and empowerme...
06/13/2020
Can you spare a minute to help Judith McCray?

23 years ago, I launched this media production company to honor this little known fact of American history and empowerment of African Americans. Making Juneteenth a national holiday means it will no longer be little known.

14400 signatures are still needed! Make Juneteenth a National Holiday in 2020

05/28/2020
#HCIIMK10for10 - YouTube

O but there's more....Juneteenth Productions ALSO won a 2020 BRONZE Telly award with SEIU Healthcare (HCIIMK) in the "Social Video: Public Service & Activism" category for our video series "10 Years 10 Stories" showcasing the struggles and hard won victories for healthcare and care giver workers' dignity and rights.

Special SHOUT OUT with LOVE to SEIU Healthcare execs Myra Glassman, Maggie Laslo, James Mohammed and Greg Kelly; our fabulously talented crew: Writer/Producer Maurice Bisaillon, Editor for the Ages Ali Weiss Klingler, Super DP John Dewey, Audio Magician Alan Chow and production assistant Marissa Duignan.

Even MORE LOVE to the members showcased for REAL and RIGHT REASON: Bernita Drayton, Faith Arnold, Brenda Davis, Kim Smith, Francine Rico, Maria del Carmen Macias, Ginger Grant, Lenny Jones, Margie Hoffa, Caprice Nevils, Alex Han, Jacqui Algee, Araida Palacios, Melody Benjamin and Tichina Haywood.

Check these out....
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23HCIIMK10for10

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05/28/2020
Student Stories - DePaul's College of Communication on Vimeo

CRAZY good news today.!!...Juneteenth Productions won a 2020 GOLD Telly award with DePaul University's College of Communication in the "Social Video: Education and Discovery" category for our series of videos profiling fabulous students majoring in communications: https://vimeo.com/showcase/6541092

Special shout out and love to Exec. Producer Carolyn Bronstein, Director/Cinematographer Extraordinaire John Klein, Editor for the Ages Ali Weiss Klingler, Audio Magician Nicholas Fanelli, production assistants Sammy Hochberg, Karson Kent and Eileen Cook; superstar students Amy Do, John Cotter, Nicole Granados, Katie Dolan, Arturo Echevarria, Damita Menezes, and Ben Conboy; and profs Amy Merrick, Hai Tran and Barb Willard.

So proud to have led and been part of such a creative and fun team!! Take a look...

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01/19/2020
Herbal Solutions

If you've known me for more than a minute, you know that I'm a passionate devotee of natural healthcare and herbal remedies (in addition to Juneteenth Productions, but of course ;). For over 20 years I learned under the care and tutelage of the highly skilled naprapath Dr. Gene Ridley how to improve my and my family's health - and some pretty serious conditions - with the natural herbal products, Herbal Solutions. Dr. Ridley did the homework and took the guesswork out of herbal remedies with these proprietary formulations. He died unexpectantly last year, and I've been gifted with the privilege of extending his legacy and knowledge through Herbal Solutions - with a new look, Facebook and Instagram site and online store: https://herbalsolutions.net Please like, follow and check us out!

We help people manage acute and chronic conditions by providing herbal blends and resources. Womxn-owned and operated with 30+ years of experience. Celebrating the legacy of the late certified Herbalist & Doctor of Naprapathy, Dr. Gene Ridley.

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Greetings my friend, just liked your Juneteenth page...I noticed you moved, can't picture in my mind where you are located now. Sending good vibes that the positive energy continues to surround you in all your adventures. Peace and Love, your Calif. friend.