Project highlights from 2016

2016 has been one of the most tumultuous years in my recent memory: geo-politically, socially, and even philosophically speaking.  Look, I've been doing social impact/progressive/justice & intersectionality-oriented communications work for nearly 15 years now. But this year's election? Simply put, "unpresidented." Now more than ever, in this so-called "post-truth" era of brazen falsehoods and dangerously … Continue reading Project highlights from 2016

Recent Projects: Creative Direction, Art Direction, and Design Production

Design has been taking up more of my time this year, and I'm proud to share some great research reports we've been working on, including: linking innovation with inclusion for a more sustainable San Diego economy; the social impacts of DAPA on immigrant families' well-being; strengthening leadership development programs for social movement building; and expanding … Continue reading Recent Projects: Creative Direction, Art Direction, and Design Production

Social Media Strategy: Bridging Tech, Networks, and Live Events

As the New Media Manager, I was part of the team that brought AAPIP's social media and digital communications efforts up to the next level.  In 10 short months, we experimented with a new social media strategy that linked to a series of events throughout AAPIP's 20th Anniversary year across the country. Through a new … Continue reading Social Media Strategy: Bridging Tech, Networks, and Live Events

Toolkit: “An Organization’s Guide to a Theory of Social Change”

Chronicles of Change - An Organization's Guide to a Theory of Social Change This 75-page guide featured tools and resources to help grassroots nonprofits better align their mission, vision, and values to sustainable social change goals.  It contained facilitator's guides, activities, handouts, and case studies that could easily be used in various community education settings.   … Continue reading Toolkit: “An Organization’s Guide to a Theory of Social Change”

Storytelling: Gender & Social Justice Movements [video]

... ORGANIZATION National Gender & Equity Campaign's Organizational Fellowship Program  MY ROLES Editing, filming/interviewing; Production team member (concept development, story-boarding, planning); Training staff & grantees on digital storytelling, filming, and equipment use; This storytelling video module was created for a gender equity training and project planning session with 12 AAPI grassroots organizations in California and … Continue reading Storytelling: Gender & Social Justice Movements 

genderandequity.org – NGEC

http://www.genderandequity.org was created for The National Gender & Equity Campaign. The NGEC was a 3-year pilot program incubated by AAPIP whose aim was to build a stronger social justice movement through capacity building. NGEC supported organizations committed to cultural change and inclusion of gender equity values and practices. The site was a way to publicize … Continue reading genderandequity.org – NGEC

The “BRIDGE Democracy” Blog

  When the 3 year capacity-building program for National Gender and Equity (NGEC) program came to a close, staff needed to preserve the NGEC content but also to continue blogging as a new entity.  I helped rebrand the URL and migrate all the content to a new WordPress site: http://www.bridgedemocracy.org Initially, AAPIP incubated the fledgling … Continue reading The “BRIDGE Democracy” Blog