Campaign Update- Group Two: Race and the Media

7 May

Our campaign for raising awareness about the use of race in the presentation of news stories is going well. We’ve decided to make a Tumblr blog to spread awareness, as Tumblr is simple to use and has many users who can help us spread the word (link). In order to raise initial interest in our blog, we plan to hand out small papers which have our website title and a catching slogan. We already have several articles which use coverage of the bombings in Boston and the Travon Martin shooting as examples saved as drafts. We have yet to draft an example of what we think should be ideal coverage of a story should be. We plan to do this in the coming week. All group members have access to the blog, so we can all add, edit, and promote content. We also plan to continue adding links to articles, and post videos and our original text explaining our overall goal.

Group members:

Joshua Makower-Brown, Eric Spears, Colleen Egan, Stefanie Ponce


Healthy Choices

7 May

So far our campagain has been going very well. Tomorrow at 1 o clock on the 3rd floor of the West building we will be having a Zumba class, giving out snacks, and educating people on the epidemic of obesity. We believe that by doing a physical fun activity and giving out free food we will be drawing people in to listen to our message. Right now, we are working on our flyer, our information oak tag, and our Zumba moves! Tomorrow we will be handing out our flyer in the anticipation that people will make the healthy choice and join in. We also are collecting a lot more information and statistics about our issue so that we can answer any questions students may have tomorrow. So far everything has been going great!







Campaign Update

4 May

Please provide in a detailed paragraph or two update on your campaign. Include information regarding what you are currently working on, next steps, or any obstacles you may be experiencing. Also, please note that you should be compiling all this information into your proposal (which will be due in our last discussion section). Finally, please let me know of any extenuating circumstances or issues that I should be aware of or need to be involved with.

This is due by Tuesday May 7, 2013 @ 9:00pm.

Campaign against Afterschool Budget Cuts

30 Apr

Section 007, Group Nikko, Reyna, Nashay, Jacob


Campaign:  To raise awareness of the importance of after school programs and the long term effects of upcoming budget cuts that will occur in September.  Our goal is to prevent further budget cuts.  We will partner up with Sunnyside community services at P.S. 199, a non-profit organization that provides services to children from Kindergarten to 5th grade.  Our forms of media will be pamphlets/flyers, documentary style videos, and petitions.  Our target audience will be parents, city council members, and community members around Sunnyside.  This issue is important to us because we have all experienced first hand the benefits of having an after school program catering to children at a very influential period in their development.  After school programs aide students in academics, identify strengths, and providing an environment conducive to a positive experience.

Project Description- Immigration Reform

29 Apr

Our campaign will bring forth the issue dealing with immigration reform and inequalities created by that. We will form a website that will further aware the immense disparities and show a comparison between the undocumented and citizens. In which ways do they differentiate in a social ladder  etc. and how we can help. We will partner with the NYSLC and possibly former members of the Hunter College Dream Team.

Description(Julia, Jared, Venetia, & Serra)

28 Apr

Our project focuses on international teen sex trafficking. The reason why we decided to make a campaign on sex trafficking because it is a big problem that takes place everyday. We plan to make a video about the subject to draw the public in about the subject and tell them about local organizations that help the children. This subject was a great interest to us because it can happen to anybody at any random moment.

Project Description: The Institution of Marriage

27 Apr

Our group has decided to do our campaign on the institution of marriage. We are going to discuss how in today’s society it appears that marriage is no longer taken seriously. When there are issues in the marriage, instead of trying to work things out people turn to divorce or infidelity.  We are not trying to say that divorce is always a bad things. But we do want to bring to people’s attention how the rate of divorce keeps increasing. What example are we setting for our future generations of children about the institution of marriage. For our campaign we plan on making either posters or a power point presentation to raise awareness about this issue.