Month: September 2016

Art + Activism Media Coverage

My photography from Radical Citizen Media is currently featured as part of the Art + Activism exhibit at the Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC Project Space.

In terms of media coverage, my work has been profiled in Windspeaker/Alberta Sweetgrass, particularly my documentation of Indigenous protests.

As well, Shaw TV has done a segment on my activism and photography:

Moving Forward with Reconciliation

Through my work with both the United Church of Canada and in social justice, I encountered the group Moving Forward with Reconciliation. It consists of people from various United Churches in Edmonton (although people from other cultures and traditions are welcome) who discuss and seek to promote Reconciliation efforts between the Church and Indigenous peoples.

The woman who had been facilitating the group and maintaining its associated email list moved to B.C. this summer. As a result, I am now maintaining the email list, which distributes information about Reconciliation-related events in Edmonton and other places in the province. There are close to 300 people on the list, and one of the first things I did after taking over its administration was set up a Facebook page for Moving Forward, where the events, as well as related articles and other items, are posted.

If you would like to sign up for the mailing list, just send me an email to this address: calltoaction@uccedm.org.

Marketing at Mill Woods United

As I announced here a few months ago, I accepted a four-month contract with Mill Woods United Church as Marketing Project Coordinator. The church decided to extend my contract beyond the original expiry date of August 31. I am on a very part-time schedule of 10 hours a week updating the church’s website, social media, and finding new ways to increase the church’s presence in the community.

Making things ever so official, my bio and photo is now up on the church website’s staff page, and an article I wrote about what exactly I do was published in the latest edition of the Connections newsletter (it’s on page 11).

Recent Website Projects

I have just added a few recent website projects to the Websites section of my site, to showcase what I have been up to web-wise over the past few months:

Alberta Labour History Institute – This non-profit organization needed a complete redesign with a focus on well-organized content that is easy to search and update. It continues to be a work in progress.

Mill Woods United Church – Part of my staff position as Marketing Project Coordinator is maintaining the website, keeping the content clean and up to date.

Alberta Street News – After the original publisher began running the street newspaper again, which provides a source of income to marginalized people, a new website was needed that was clean, easy to navigate, and kept the paper’s identity intact.

Art + Activism Opens

The opening of Art + Activism on August 31 was a huge success. The Visual Arts Alberta – CARFAC Project Space was filled to capacity for much of the evening. I had a lot of positive comments about my work, and the Edmonton Journal covered the event for part of that week’s Social Seen. This was actually the second time I have been in Social Seen this summer. In July, I was photographed with a friend and her children at Interstellar Rodeo.

Here is the summary of the opening from Visual Art Alberta’s newsletter:

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