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Local DC Designer Uses Crowdfunding & Craft to Grab Back
Washington, DC // December 13, 2016 — I’m a DC-based graphic designer and I’m crowdfunding a labor of love to raise money for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Through a Kickstarter campaign, I aim to fund the fabrication of a series of politically-charged enamel lapel pins and also make a large donation to the ACLU by donating the proceeds.
I’ve has been a designer in DC for 16 years and I’m part of a growing movement of progressive DC artists, makers, and designers who are mobilizing in the wake of the presidential election. I hope to engage Americans and especially Washingtonians in a show of solidarity against Trump.
Despite being upset by the election results, many of us don’t seem to know where to begin the fight against Trump’s hateful ideologies. I believe there are many paths to join the resistance, but I want to motivate people to contribute to progressive organizations that have real power. And I think getting a meaningful trinket in return is a nice way to inspire you to give!
One pin design includes the now ubiquitous safety pin, a symbol against the xenophobia surrounding Brexit. The other features a minimalist-inspired eye with “Weep the People” word play and dates of the next mid-term and presidential elections. The third is a bullhorn with “Vote” and the election dates.
I allow that, despite my intent to donate 100% of the proceeds, this is not a wholly altruistic endeavor. I started work on this idea November 9th as a way to channel all my post-election rage into something constructive. It has been incredibly cathartic.
The project is currently 50% funded with a deadline of December 22, 2016. Order now and get your pins before Inauguration Day! Order for a friend and send them the pin holiday image on the site as an IOU gift!
View the Kickstarter page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1746510720/stop-hate-go-vote-enamel-pins
Since it is *nearly* December and I am fairly new to DC, I was wondering if there are any must-see holiday events that I should go to! Also, I would really like to attend a performance of the Nutcracker, has anyone seen the Washington Ballet version?
Join us at The Wharf for a magical night on the Potomac River at the 25th Anniversary of Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 3 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. This grand DC holiday tradition will feature festive light displays from the Potomac River as well as Wharf-side activities, including photos with Santa, a roaring bonfire, gingerbread cookie making and sailboat crafting—plus the first guaranteed snowfall of the season. Boat parade participants will be eligible to win more than $5,000 worth of cash prizes for participants departing from the docks of Old Town Alexandria to The Wharf on the District’s Southwest Waterfront. Parade participation is limited to 60 pre-registered boats and can be booked online at dcboatparade.eventbrite.com. All registration ends on Friday, November 25. Land dwellers can watch from The Wharf. The Parade is best watched adjacent to Cantina Marina at 600 Water Street SW.
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM parade assembles in Alexandria
6:00 to 8:00 PM Activities and Parade along the Southwest waterfront
Location: From the Docks of Alexandria to the District’s SW Waterfront – 600 Water Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20024
The Parent, Staff, and Community Organization of West Education Campus will be selling Christmas Trees and Wreaths to benefit the students at West Education Campus.
Hours of sale are until we sell out or:
Friday 11/28 10:00am – 9:00pm
Saturday 11/29 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday 11/30 10:00am – 5:00pm
The sale will be located on 14th St NW between Farragut St NW and Gallatin St NW.
100% of the profits for this sale will go directly to support student enrichment programs at West!
Additionally, the West PSCO is a 501(c)(3) charity, so a portion of your purchase is tax-deductible!!
The Parent, Staff and Community Organization (PSCO) of West Education Campus (a DC Public School) is selling Christmas Trees and Wreaths this year to raise funds for some interesting new technology to enrich our students’ experiences.
Our pre-order (placed by November 15th) price for 5 to 6 foot trees is only $50 and for 6 to 7 foot trees is $60. These trees are about $20 less than buying from some other locations in DC and it goes to support an amazing cause. The West PSCO is a 501(c)(3) charity, so a portion of your purchase is tax deductible!
In addition, we are offering small wreaths (18”-22”) for $20 and large wreaths (20”-26”) for $35.
As an added incentive, for pre-orders we are offering FREE DELIVERY to those within a 3-mile Radius of West! No hassle of driving to a lot, loading your car, driving home and unloading! That will be taken care of by our volunteer team.
So please go to http://www.westschool.org/christmas to order your trees today, and spread the word to friends and family! Alternatively, you can fill out the attached order form and send it with your payment to West (address below).
Atta Kiarash, Lisa Jackson, and Josh Hertzberg
West Parent, Staff, and Community Organization (PSCO)
West Education Campus
1338 Farragut St NW
Washington, DC 20011
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