lol i stumbled upon this old inscription i wrote in one of my books for someone.. this is funny to me.. cool when my past (forgotten) actions r able to make me happy :)
my new video if u havent seen it yet :)
10 year old Antonio Jones from Ferguson explains his fears for his older brother.
Even at the age of 10 this boy recognizes that wearing a hoodie and being black is enough to make his brother an extremely likely target. These are the concerns of black children in the U.S, these are their fears and this is the reality they face.(via goldist)
white/non-black privilege is not having to worry about wearing a hoodie outside…(via scrapes)
hi friends, we have two positions opening to come live and work at Boost House in the coming months. in case you’re seeing this post and aren’t already familiar: Boost House is a combination publisher and residency started in Maine this past winter. we live together in a house working on stuff we are passionate about, mostly arts /activist projects, and to pay for the rent and grocery expenses, we publish books and t-shirts and go on poetry tours. we believe in fusing poetry with radical politics, spirituality, and new media, and in the process broadening what the term “poetry” might include. [full “about” page here.] the two positions opening up are:
- starting ASAP: we need someone to run our social media.
- starting in October: we need someone to run our shipping and online store.
both positions are a part-time workload, but require living here in boost house (which is currently in brunswick, maine, altho we may move someplace warmer in early 2015). the immediate compensation is free rent + free vegan food for as long as you stay and help. if things go well for 3+ months and you want to stay part of our long-term team, we’ll figure out a monthly stipend/salary also (you can contact us for specifics on that, but it’ll partly depend on what we can afford at the time).
for the social media position: we can guide you some, but you should be proactive about developing our social media strategy and taking initiative to execute it yourself. we have an opportunity to be one of the most forward-thinking poetry presses of our era in terms of how we use technology daily to reach readers, but we’ve been letting it slip. ideally most days you’ll spend an hour or two creating new posts, responding to comments, and initiating new conversations. the ideal candidate for this position is funny or otherwise compelling in written text; ideal candidate is also well-versed enough in anti-oppression politics to call out community members and explain when they’ve said something racist, transphobic, ableist, etc; and the ideal candidate is familiar with loads of great writing they want to help share, whether that’s poetry, political writings, or something else. you’ll have lots of time to work on other things when not doing our social media. you should be able to move to Maine pretty soon, to stay and contribute at least a few months.
for the shipping / online store position: you should be someone who is naturally organized and punctual. ~twice a week you’ll spend a few hours packaging up merch sales and taking them to the post office. you’ll also email with customers who didn’t get their order, need a different size, etc. rachel can show you our current system and everything you need to know. you’ll have lots of time to work on other things when not doing working on these tasks. you should be able to move to Maine by early October, to stay and contribute at least a few months.
for either position listed above, you fill out the same application, just leave blank any questions that don’t apply. i’ve linked the application in 4 different formats below. it’s kinda long and includes a lot of questions about your values and politics. just add your answers to the file, or paste it all into an email, and send them to bhsubmissions at gmail.com !!
we’re accepting applications until August 15th (notify us if you’re gonna submit late), and we’ll try to have our decisions made by Sept 1st. please feel free to send me (steve) with any questions, or the other current residents of boost house, emily and rachel.
if you’re interested in living at boost house, but you’re not able to come until a more distant future time, you can still fill out an application if you like, but please note that in your app. we’ll probably be bringing on another resident or two in january 2015 in our new location.
.TXT of the application
.RTF of the application
.PDF of the application
.DOCX of the application
thank you to everyone who takes time to fill out the application <3 it means very much that u want to be part of this project
tonight is technically the last night for applying to this !!!! if youre gonna have a late app please just notify us at the same email account tho!!
if you’re interested, this person is trying to organize a food/meal drive for elementery school kids in Ferguson.
schools in Ferguson have been closed since Monday and that’s where a LOT of the kids in Ferguson get their food from, to explain how important this is.
WAYS TO CONTRIBUTE