Take Action: Help launch a blog about poverty in Washington, DC

Here’s a chance for members of the We Media Community to get involved in something new, practical and ambitious. Bread for the City, a food bank, health clinic and social services provider for the poor in Washington, DC, wants to use the tools of media creation and distribution to help its clients and community members tell their stories. You can help.

Adrienne Ammerman, the organization’s media and communications organizer, attended We Media Miami 08 – and she came home inspired to take action. She’d like to launch a Bread for the City blog “to create dialogue and action around the issues we address every day: hunger & poverty, food & nutrition, access to legal services, medical care, and affordable housing… to name a few.”

Adrienne is looking for help from bloggers, techies, electronic and social marketing experts, journalists, and other media makers. The first step will be a tour and brainstorming meeting on April 11. I’ve been there – it’s a humbling place and a startling setting for a conversation about the role of media in society, and opportunities to inform each other and change the world through our stories.

For this first meeting capacity is limited to about 15 people, so if you’d like to attend, please RSVP. Also contact Adrienne if you can’t attend but would like to help,

When: April 11, 10 am

Where: Bread for the City: 1525 7th St. NW, Washington DC (Green Line to Shaw, Howard University. Street parking available.)

: To Adrienne Ammerman via email: AAmmerman [at] breadforthecity [dot] org. Or, connect with her in the via the We Media Community [profile]
: 202-380-7848

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