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  • JTM 7:58 pm on June 10, 2011 Permalink
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    The Wake Up Tour 

    Tani Ikeda, Jasiri X, Sandy Ordonez, Paradise Gray, Matt Renner, Lauren Harbury, Jeff Hermes

    Paired with Show Me Your I.D., the projects jointly received $1,000 and access to coaching from Chris Rabb using the Invisible Capital toolkit.

    The idea –
    Travel in a mobile video editing lab and create a webisode series highlighting revolutionary activism in local communities across America.

    Going forward… needs, supports?

    • Mobile vehicle/editing lab
    • Connect with the Oprah Winfrey Network or MTV for exposure
    • Connect with local thriving activist communities
    • Sponsorship
    • What’s next?
      We need a strong team of bus riders with the logistical, technical, community network and vision to ignite a simultaneous virtual and physical revolution in the United States (we will be using “I.D. Yourself” as our online platform).

     
  • JTM 7:54 pm on June 10, 2011 Permalink
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    Show Me Your I.D. 

    Tani Ikeda, Jasiri X, Sandy Ordonez, Paradise Gray, Matt Renner, Lauren Harbury, Jeff Hermes

    Paired with The Wake Up Tour, the projects jointly received $1,000 and access to coaching from Chris Rabb using the Invisible Capital toolkit.

    The idea –
    Social network that serves as a plaza to connect individuals from diverse communities to both share and consume info/news that matters to them and for them to determine most important and new so to self-identify themselves (profiles). Additionally, provide a space for community leaders and ‘journos’ to conduct investigative pieces ignored by mainstream media. Community can connect or see news by ethnicity, issue neighborhood, etc.

    Going forward… needs, supports?

    • Content delivery network
    • Servers
    • Legal advice
    • More production/tech people
    • Community members to “lead” an area
    • Marketing budget

    What’s next?

    • Draft 1 year plan of action
    • Organize team with responsibilities
    • Create virtual office
    • Create budget
    • Map resources
     
  • JTM 7:47 pm on June 10, 2011 Permalink
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    Homewood Nation – The Homewood 100 Initiative 

    Elwin Green

    Received $500 and access to coaching from Chris Rabb using the Invisible Capital toolkit.

    The idea –
    Homewood Nation/The Homewood 100 Initiative seeking to provide 100 percent coverage of a neighborhood – every birth, every death, every real estate transaction, every church event, every school event, every arrest, every city council hearing, etc.

    Going forward… needs, supports?
    Reporters, videographers, photographers, geeks, users who will participate.

    What’s next?
    Redesigning the website to increase readership and participation. Moving website to new hosting service. Developing robust database management. Partnering with others to increase reporting.

     
  • JTM 7:36 pm on June 10, 2011 Permalink
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    Documenting Durham 

    Travis Mitchell

    The project was awarded mentorship and business development support through the Council for Entrepreneurial Development in Durham

    The idea –
    Thoroughly documenting the entities that make up the heart of Durham

    Going forward… needs, supports?
    Advice and Hi-5’s

    What’s next?
    Re-evaluating and redefining the vision and intent behind the cause.

     
  • JTM 7:32 pm on June 10, 2011 Permalink
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    She Who Holds the Pen Publishing Institute 

    Tamara Jeffries (Bennett College)

    The project was awarded mentorship and business development support through the Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship

    The idea –
    We are developing a multi-day workshop/conference designed to help young adult women understand how to capture and share their stories of their communities. The premise is that the stories exist, but people don’t always know a) how to best capture the story; b) how to communicate it well, and c) access the technologies available for pushing those stories out.

    Going forward… needs, supports?
    • Finances to bring in participants
    • Meeting planner/logistics experts
    • Finances for supporting the care of participants (food, transport, lodging, etc.)
    • Advisors from all media forms.

    What’s next?
    Prepare a game plan for creating and developing the conference, and ensuring that it captures and covers all media forms (defines “publishing” most broadly).

     
  • JTM 7:20 pm on June 10, 2011 Permalink
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    Global Citizen Journalism (GCJ): Diversity of Convergence 

    Seung-Hyun Lee

    The project was awarded mentorship and business development support through the Winston-Salem: Wake Forest University Babcock Demon Incubator

    The idea –
    1. Reporting diverse cultural difference for understanding in the world.
    2. Reporting the summary of current political issues of each country in the world
    3. Reporting what’s happening now in the world? – fun, special unique news
    4. Building a website/blog/twitter connection
    5. All news by global citizens; filled with video, photos and articles
    6. Building the connection of college students, high school students and citizens.

    Going forward… needs, supports?
    First, create a website/a blog/twitter account. Second, promote it through mouth (word) to mouth, email, twitter and Facebook. Third, recruit citizen journalists who can contribute their time to report diverse issues in their country, in the world, using video, photos and articles.
    GCJ would be community activists, high school and college students, educators, professionals representing every continental reporting local, state, regional, national and international news to foster creation, innovation, involvement, connection and positive impact.

     
  • JTM 7:19 pm on June 10, 2011 Permalink
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    Empowering Tomorrow 

    Barbara Lewis

    The idea –
    A journalism training and education program for urban high school students to develop the writing, visual and digital skills to effectively gather the new and tell stories about themselves and their communities

    Going forward… needs, supports?
    A board or advisors to give feedback and help guide the planning and development process

    What’s next?
    Find out what similar programs around the country are doing and linking them to increase resources and know-how.

     
  • JTM 7:18 pm on June 10, 2011 Permalink
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    Digital DNA – Digital Identity Management and Community Mapping System 

    Michelle Ferrier, Byung Lee, Mani St. Victor, Rick Rodgers, Kaycie Coy, Norm Roulet

    The idea –
    Create a platform/system for managing digital identity along multiple points of interest and mapping these in geographical and topical spaces. Engage individuals in creating their own identity to share on the web. Create system for monitoring emotional/financial read of a community ie. Community well-being monitoring to effect change at a local level.

    Going forward… needs, supports?
    Understanding of talent in the Greensboro 52 and connections. Moving the needle beyond current open ID issues to find personal interest of individuals in taking ownership of their date/stories/identity.

    What’s next?
    Community mapping exposes hidden and individual community assets and knowledge for sharing, connection and action: We have connections with potential IT folks to flesh this out, but need to examine model for connection to existing databases such as Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, medical data.

     
  • JTM 7:17 pm on June 10, 2011 Permalink
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    The Obama Effect 

    Paradise Gray

    The idea –
    A documentary following a group of African American men and the youth that they mentor as they work to stop the violence in their community and work to make sure the community has a voice at the polls during the 2008 Presidential election.

    Going forward… needs, supports?
    Funds to capture, edit and license video and audio.

    What’s next?
    I have many hours of footage that needs to be captured and edited. Also copyrighted images and video to license.

     
  • JTM 7:16 pm on June 10, 2011 Permalink
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    immediate Justice hotline 

    Tani Ikeda

    The idea –
    A smart phone app for therapists to organize and facilitate volunteering for rape crisis help lines

    Going forward… needs, supports?
    • A network of health providers
    • Techies

    What’s next
    Need a grant

     
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