March 7, 2013 | Filed under: All | Posted by: Editor
PHOTOS OF EACH PLEDGE APPEAR WITH WORDS (Social Issues: Sexual Assault, Suicide, LGBTQAI, Gun Control, Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Bullying, Domestic violence, Education, Birth control, -isms, Hate Crime, Unemployment, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Harassment, Civil Rights) WRITTEN ON A CHALKBOARD
Pledge Chelsea Lynn Morris (In pink shirt; in front of a chalkboard): Everyday we address different social issues. We will talk about ways to solve them, as well as community accountability.
QUOTE WRITTEN ON A CHALKBOARD: “For artist and intellectuals today what is most needed is to be clear about social responsibility, because that’s what most people automatically give up just to protect yourself as an individual is very political. You don’t have to march on Tiananmen, but you have to be clear-minded, to find your own means of expression. -Ai Weiwei
PLEDGE MICHELLE CLARA MANSFIELD-HOM: (In green shirt; against chalkboard): Community accountability includes a number of things you can do. The four things include: participation, feedback, transparency, and learning.
PLEDGE KIRSTEN KERRY PUDAS (In white shirt; against chalkboard with the word “participation”): Participation is important in community accountability. People often mistake participation for other things. For example, people may think they have participated by simply knowing the topic. Some community members think by just putting up flyers or doing labor counts as full participation. Qualities of true participation include identifying needs, priorities and solutions. With them, action can be done.
PLEDGE SHAYNA ROSE UNGER (In green shirt; against chalkboard with the word “feedback”): Feedback is important in community accountability. One of many examples include expressing your feelings and ensuring your audience listens. During a town hall meeting, you should know your topic and concerns. All questions should be put down and brought to the meeting. Prepare in advance. Arrive early. Deliver your message clearly. Don’t let the audience stop you. Expressing yourself is important. Meet new people. Keep in touch with them. Grab their business cards. You can even write a thank you note to the host.
PLEDGE JULIA IRENE WALLACE (In pink shirt and black jacket; against chalkboard with the word “transparency”): Transparency is openness within the community. Information is exchanged freely. Sharing is important because members of the community will become fully aware and more accountable.
PLEDGE NICOLE MARIE STROM (In red shirt; against chalkboard with the word “learning”): Learning comes with community accountability. How? To be literate, to spread awareness and to share information with others using social media. It is important that everyone recognizes community processes to become community-accountable.
QUOTE WRITTEN ON WHITE PAPER: “The right thing to do and the hard thing to do are usually the same.” -Steven Maraboli
PLEDGE CINDY ELSIE SIEBERT (In red shirt; against chalkboard) HOLDS THE PAPER WHILE PLEDGE BIANCA RICHARDS-HAMILTON SIGNS: Even if it’s a hard thing or right thing, be accountable. Be involved, not only for yourself, but for your family, for your friends, and for the community. Be responsible.
SIX WOMEN STAND IN A STRAIGHT LINE; LISA MARA JARASHOW (In grey shirt; against chalkboard) FOURTH ONE FROM THE LEFT) STEPS FORWARD: 1 in 6 women is a victim of rape. Of those 6, 2.8% of accounts for attempted rape and rape accounts for 14.6%.
PLEDGE TRISHA LEIGH WADDELL (In grey shirt; against chalkboard): Two psychologists decided to perform an experiment for bystander effect. They researched on the amount of bystanders and percentage of help will be given. When a scenario have a bystander the chance of getting help is 85% – with two bystanders the chance of getting help is 62% – with five bystanders the chance of getting help is 31%. If there is more number of people, there will be less chance of helping others. Please stand up and help others.
PLEDGE CLAIRE SHEFFER TUCKER (In grey shirt; against orange wall): It doesn’t matter how big or small. If you see something, do something.
PLEDGE IVY LYNN DAVIS (In grey shirt; against chalkboard): Listen to those who speak up. Don’t put them down.
PLEDGE BETHANY LEIGH WEINER (In black shirt; against tan wall): Together, we can make a difference.
PLEDGE JUSTYNA MARIANNA EWA GRELA (In white shirt and black scarf; against brunt orange wall): Get involved!
WORDS ON THE CHALKBOARD ARE ERASED ONE BY ONE (Social Issues: Sexual Assault, Suicide, LGBTQAI, Gun Control, Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Bullying, Domestic violence, Education, Birth control, -isms, Hate Crime, Unemployment, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Harassment, Civil Rights).
“COMMUNITY ACCOUNTABILITY” IS WRITTEN ON THE CHALKBOARD
Pledge Ivy Lynn Davis
Pledge Justyna Marianna Ewa Grela
Pledge Lisa Mara Jarashow
Pledge Michelle Clara Mansfield-Hom
Pledge Chelsea Lynn Morris
Pledge Alexandra Polivanchuk
Pledge Kirsten Kerry Pudas
Pledge Bianca Richards-Hamilton
Pledge Cindy Elsie Siebert
Pledge Nicole Marie Strom
Pledge Claire Sheffer Tucker
Pledge Shayna Rose Unger
Pledge Trisha Leigh Waddell
Pledge Julia Irene Wallace
Pledge Bethany Leigh Weine