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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
DC has always been a city of change. The history of our neighborhoods has been written and rewritten by generations of residents who create and contribute to our vibrant communities. The DC Community Heritage Project empowers DC residents to celebrate their stories, preserve their memory, and prepare us for the next chapter.
Join Humanities DC and our grantees and partners at the annual DC Community Heritage Project Showcase and Symposium to learn more about this exciting work—and get a preview by visiting wdchumanities.org!
This grant is presented in partnership with the DC Historic Preservation Office, with gratitude to the Charles Sumner School for hosting.
Reception & Showcase 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks 7:30
DCCHP Film Introduction & Screening 7:55
Speakers & Keynote 8:20
Closing Remarks 8:45
This program will take place on Dec. 8th, at the historic Charles Sumner School at 17th & M St NW.
GW Master’s student seeks individuals who have experienced cancer to participate in interviews and focus groups. The purpose of this project is to learn more about the experiences and needs of people who have had cancer in our area. Sharing these experiences could help shape future supportive programming.
If you choose to participate, the interview or focus group will last for approximately one hour and will take place in a public place. Everything you choose to share will be kept confidential. You must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
This research is being conducted by Beth Moretzsky under the direction of Richard Grinker, PhD, Professor, Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, in partnership with the DC Cancer Action Partnership. If you are interested in participating or have any questions, please contact Beth at [email protected].
We are Ross + Leah, two Petworth residents with a passion for delicious, fresh produce. In addition to living and working in DC, we also have a small, certified naturally grown farm just 30 miles south of DC in Southern Maryland along the banks of the Patuxent River. Sign up is now live for our 2015 CSA: Join Our CSA today.
Our farm focuses on providing DC residents (including our Petworth neighbors) with fresh, delicious, and nutrient dense produce. We have a number of CSA options available. Pickup is in Petworth each week, and we also offer delivery for a small fee.
Love + Veggies,
Ross + Leah
I’m on the prowl for an original piece (painting, but open to other media) for a large wall in my living room. Stylistically, I’m not ultra modern but open beyond that. Anyone have any favorite artists or galleries they’d recommend checking out?
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