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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
Celebrate the beginning of Chanukah with Bethesda Row! On Thursday, December 29, Bethesda Lane will light up for the Chanukah Menorah Lighting in partnership with Chabad of Bethesda. Enjoy a festive evening while you shop some of the best retailers in the Montgomery County area.
Snap the perfect holiday Instagram at CityCenter and create real, mailable holiday postcards of your own social media posts at the Hashtag Mailbox in The Park at CityCenter and in The Plaza at CityCenter. The installation is a touchscreen mailbox that prints out postcards when you post with the hashtag #CityCenterDC. Shop the luxury boutiques at CityCenterDC and send a holiday greeting to family and friends using the Hashtag Mailbox during the weekends of December 2nd, 9th, and 16th.
Friday, December 2nd – Sunday, December 4th, Friday, December 9th – Sunday, December 11th, Friday, December 16th – Sunday, December 18th | Fridays from 12pm to 6pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 7pm.
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
I am hosting an event for a nonprofit on 3/26. We are expecting around 150 people and our venue just fell through. The original place was going to let us host for free so long as we kept it open to the public, which I am totally fine with, but all the other places I have contacted are already booked, or want a huge minimum. I am crowd sourcing recommendations for a place that have a dj space, dance area and at least one bar.
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