Posted in Great Projects, Jamie's Charities, tagged amanda lucidon, charitable, DOMA, donations, ed kashi, federal, Jamie Rose, law, marriage, multimedia, photography, same sex, talking eye, talking eyes media, tax deduction on December 18, 2011 |
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In a bold move, a Jamie’s Lister requested to be put on the Holiday Giving list and I think this kind of chutzpah should be rewarded! It also helps that the project involves two of my favorite folks: Amanda Lucidon and Ed Kashi. Here are the details on Amanda’s project and remember: $5, $10, $20…it all helps make people’s dream come true.
THE LEGAL STRANGER: DOCUMENTING SAME SEX COUPLES & THE DEFENSE OF MARRIAGE ACT
I’ve been working on a project for the past two years about the impacts of the Defense of Marriage Act on same-sex couples, which denies legally married same-sex couples 1,138 federal rights. Through photos, video, audio and journals, the project follows five personal stories as same-sex couples try to navigate the convoluted legal system for parental rights, survivor benefits, immigration status, health care and estate benefits. The work can be seen on the website: http://legalstranger.com
I also partnered with Talking Eyes Media, a non-profit media company started by Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur which uses multimedia storytelling to advocate for social change. Through this partnership, I’m able to offer tax-deductible donations
through our fundraising campaign: http://igg.me/p/51647?a=320240
I know times are tight so if people can’t afford to donate, they can still help by sharing the campaign link with others. They can also share/follow the stories:
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From the ever amazing Noelle at FotoKonbit:
Friends and supporters,
FotoKonbit has had a busy year! We have permanently established our
base in Haiti and are gearing up for our newest workshops in August.
Our 2011 accomplishments so far include a Time lightbox article,
exhibitions in Port-au-Prince, Miami, and Barbados, and a featuring in
the LOOK 3 Festival of the Photograph. We have worked with over 100
FotoKonbit participants in Haiti, and we are growing, but we need your
Here are some ways you can support us for our upcoming August workshops:
Check out our B&H wishlist, for as little as $25, you can purchase
some of the supplies we will need:
Donate your old (or new) DSLR camera. Our students need all the
cameras they can get and will make the most of your donations. If you
are in the NYC area, we can come pick them up, otherwise we can
provide you a mailing address.
You can also make a tax-deductible contribution to help us build our
first FotoKonbit photo studio by making a donation:
Please be sure to make your contributions by MONDAY AUGUST 1 so that
we get them in time for our workshops.
Also, please spread the word far and wide! We are a small
organization making a big impact on the lives of our participants, and
we can only do it with your help.
All the very best,
The FotoKonbit team
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