Updated Thursday, April 3, 2008.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AND TIPS FROM OCEAN STATE ACTION
Tuesday, March 4 Primary-day public education CANVASSING for fair budget alternatives! If you’re not already volunteering but would still like the opportunity to be out at polls in a non-partisan capacity, the Campaign for RI’s Priorities will be at community polling locations to talk with voters about responsible solutions to the state deficit. The plan is to provide information/education on the Economic Growth & Fairness Act and long-term, humane solutions for the people of Rhode Island through re-investments in priorities they care about. Volunteer a 3-hour shift or an hour during the following times: 7am-10am or 4pm-7pm, Locations TBA.
Saturday, March 8 Int’l Women’s Day — NEIGHBORHOOD CANVASS for FAIR BUDGET SOLUTIONS ! Call or email Ivette to sign up for this important door-to-door canvass event. We will talk to people in their own communities about real alternatives to deep service and program cuts. Our goal is to have a team of 30 volunteers that day. Organize your members to join us. Training, materials and FUN will be provided. Call Ivette for details at 463-5368.
Letters to the Editor – Submit a letter to the editor supporting long-term solutions and articulating concerns about this budget deficit! We can help with a draft letter and talking points that outline alternatives including fixing the state’s broken tax system, or outlining just one of the several revenue options outlined in the Economic Growth & Fairness Act. Email Ivette at email@example.com for a letter-writing kit.
For more information on any of these opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
URBAN TEENS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN NEW “CREATIVE EXPRESSION” WRITING CONTESTS
UTClique.com, the internet site which gives talented and opinionated urban teens the opportunity to display their talents and express their opinions, is pleased to announce the schedule of its’ 2008 Winter/Spring “Creative Expression” Contests. First Prize in each contest is $500 and the top 10 entries in each category will appear on UTClique.com. The remaining contest schedule is as follows:
Poetry & Spoken Word Contest
March 15, 2008 Deadline
Art / Drawing Contest
April 15, 2008 Deadline
Winners will be announced via the website on the last day of each deadline month. For more information on contest guidelines, visit www.UTClique.com and click the “Contests” menu option for entry requirements. Please indicate that you are entering the contest when you submit. All submissions must be digital.
Volunteer At AS220
Sometimes, they have amazing posters that need to go up and around town. In this case, they may need some kind folks to do that. In return, they will offer you a voucher thats good for one month of free admission to AS220. You will most likely need a car for this endeavour.. perhaps a nice little mix tape as well. For more information please call AS220’s Communications Director Chloe Mandel at 401-831-9327 x115.
Latino Artists Directory of Rhode Island Sign Up
The Hispanic Heritage Committee/Rhode Island is updating and expanding their existing data base of Latino artists of Rhode Island to include artists from around New England. The first Directory of Latin-American Art & Artists in Rhode Island was published in the year 2000, and up until now, it existed only in hard copy. New listings will be included on their website for wider distribution. For more information on how to be listed visit http://www.hispanicheritageri.org.
Register Online for UNITY ‘08 and SAVE up to $100 TODAY!
UNITY: Journalists of Color’s 4th Quadrennial Convention is happening in the windy city, Chicago, July 23 - 27, at the new state of the art McCormick Place West convention center.
Visit www.2008unity.org to see how this world-class convention will offer a variety of professional development workshops ranging from Managing Your Career to Digital Journalism. Every workshop has been specially selected to generate ideas and increase the creative energy needed to transform newsrooms!
No matter your job level, the convention will provide an individualized experience from different view points and skill levels to help attendees keep up with the changing face of journalism with a town hall meeting, networking events and plenary sessions featuring the world’s top leaders.
Early bird registration ends March 14, 2008! Be a part of history as thousands of journalists, journalism students, media and corporate executives, political and community leaders, and UNITY supporters from all parts of the country come together to strengthen the news industry into a diverse workplace. With over 400 recruiting and exhibiting booths, UNITY ‘08 will have the largest Media Showcase and Career Expo in the industry!
Spread the news! For updated information on the convention, Media Showcase and Career Expo and registration, visit the official convention website at www.2008unity.org.