Friday, May 31, 2013

activism etc.

Been looking for a job in activism, drawing positive attention to a cause, all of that.

For one of the gigs I came up with a little list of links to times I've done this in real life. Because this is my blog and my blog loves me the most, I'll post them here as well. In no particular.

1. On leaving dogs home alone, chained up or confined, while the owner is at work during the summer.
Who Let the Dogs Down? in The New York Times

2. As the founding co-director of the non-profit dedicated to the development of the Norfolk Arts District, I led the media relations campaign. Here is the first press about the concept, followed by an extended interview.
A Quest for Beauty in The Virginian-Pilot
An Arts & Design District in the Making in VEER Magazine

3. The Norfolk City Council was one of the last municipalities in Virginia to not air its informal city council sessions, where the bulk of the conversation happens.
Website streams work session of Norfolk council in The Virginian-Pilot
Filmed meetings shed light on eating habits, Norfolk news in The Virginian-Pilot

4. It is illegal to play sports in Norfolk's major downtown park, Town Point Park. I organized a 'playful protest.'
Playful protest held at Norfolk park on WVEC

5. One of Norfolk's major riverside attractions, Waterside, sat virtually useless for years, and the re-invention plans lacked inspiration.
Group protests Waterside proposals: Organizer says Norfolk needs something special on WAVY 10

6. As a public school teacher, the issue of cell phones in the classroom concerned me greatly.
Hang It Up in The New York Times

7. Advocating for a more GLBT-friendly Norfolk.
8 Ways to Make Norfolk More GLBT-Friendly in the most well-read gay blog in Hampton Roads

8. The story of the band and the football team at an all-black college in Louisiana in the season after Katrina.
Though I am not mentioned in the article, this was a project I supervised as an executive producer of DaftFilms.
On TV: 'Tiger' tale may be BET's brightest hope in The Seattle Post-Intelligencer

9. It used to be illegal to play music and perform on the streets of Norfolk.
Though I am not mentioned in the article, this was a project I helped supervise and push as the editor-in-chief of AltDaily.
Norfolk ordinance could have 'em dancing in streets in The Virginian-Pilot

10. Advocating for more volunteerism in the public schools. Written as a candidate for Norfolk City Council, and then as a finalist for a School Board seat.
It Takes a Village to Raise a School
in All Politics is Local