YOUNG VOICES NATION: BOOK PROJECT
LAST CHANCE TO TAKE PART
LAST CHANCE TO:
- Get your name in as a backer
- Get a signed copy of the book
- Receive a Chong Kim original art piece
TODAY IS THE LAST DAY
A month ago I didn't know if the YVN: Book Project funding would be successful. I wasn’t even sure if using Kickstarter would work. But thanks to your overwhelmingly generous support I was proven wrong, and am now more inspired than ever.
If you've been on the fence about supporting, now's your chance.
This mail is a reminder that today is the last day to get involved with the project. And I wanted to be sure that everyone who wants to take part in our community publishing experiment have the opportunity to do so.
The files are heading off to the printer in early August, and we expect to have the books finished and shipped by the end of that month.
If you know of anyone who may want to take part in this project, please pass along the URL: http://kck.st/eH5MWN
Thank you again. We've very much looking forward to shipping you the first print of the Young Voices Nation: Book Project
Warm greetings from New York,
Terry Marshall, Lead Practitioner of Young Voices Nation
P.S.: The book name will be revealed in Late July. Believe it will be worth the wait :-)
Young Voices Nation: Book Project
SO FAR $675 RAISED IN 2 WKS
Thanks to the combined support of 22 of you, we are 67% toward our goal. Joining us on this project is no longer a bet — it's a sure thing.
We are stunned by your generous support and enthusiasm and are eternally thankful to everybody who has pledged on the YVN: Book Project Kickstarter page.
That said, there are still 14 days left in this pledging round. Meaning 14 days left to join us in seeing this project through. 14 days left to get your signed copy of the book as a backer. 16 days left to make it real.
All money raised goes towards the funding of the book and managerial cost of promotion.
If you are wondering about whether to join in or not, please do!
We are planning to print the book in July and ship it in August.
My name is Terry Marshall, Founder and Lead Practitioner of Young Voices Nation, a creative engagement agency. For the past 16 years I have been involved and developed my own forms of creative activism. From blockading streets at the WTO protests in Seattle 1999 to helping put together the 1st Hip Hop Solar Powered Show at the United States Social Forum 2007 I have found creativity, imagination and the use of culture to be the most effective way to make (social) change.
It is this reason, along with a friend saying, “hey, you talk a lot and have a lot of stories…you should write a book”, that I am diving into this venture. The purpose of the book will be to share the stories, show the examples and shine a light on this emergent field of “Creative Activism/Cultural Organizing” so others may see the process of how it makes regular organizing more effective.
Along the way I have met others who are walking this path of combining culture and organizing. I am assembling them to showcase their stories in the book. Here is a glance at this all-star cast:
- David Lloyd: Co-creator of the V for Vendetta comic book
- Anasa Troutman: Founder of the Art is Change Network
- Professor Stephen Duncombe: Author of “Dreams, Progressive politics in the age of Fantasy”
- Martha Diaz: Founder of the Hip Hop Association
This is just a slice of who is in it.
We will raise $1000 to self publish the first run of the book (the name of which we are holding ransom until you help us reach our goal). Secure your copy here: http://kck.st/eH5MWN. By pre-ordering on this Kickstarter page you are giving us invaluable support to continue pushing forward on this project.
As we said above, this is all or nothing. If we don't receive the minimum $1,000 in pledges by May 31st, the project doesn't happen and you aren't charged.
By contributing, you take an active part in the publishing process and help define the trajectory of Creative Activism/Cultural Organizing. Also Young Voices Nation is a start up so this will go a long way in helping us fulfill our mission.
And please help spread the word on Twitter and Facebook using this URL: http://kck.st/eH5MWN
To support YVN in other ways check out our beta site: youngvoicesnation.com, host an YVN workshop, or volunteer.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Note: your credit card won't be charged for the amount you specify unless we get all $1,000 or more in funding by May 31st. If you have problems with the payment system here, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org). For alternative forms of payment make a check out to Young Voices Nation and mail to 550 Ocean Ave suite 1c, Brooklyn, NY 11226
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Apr 20, 2011 - May 31, 2011
Pledge $5 or more
A limited young voices nation Thank You gift card.
Pledge $20 or more
A limited YVN Thank you card, Thank you in Voices of a nation!, Signed copy of the book.
Pledge $50 or more
A limited Thank you gift card, Thank you in Voices of a nation!, Signed copy of the book, Digital mixtape "Brooklyn Soul"
Pledge $100 or more
A limited Thank you gift card, Thank you Voices of a nation!, Signed copy of the book, Digital mixtape "Brooklyn Soul", Original artwork from Chong Kim (Book Cover artist, http://soulfire.slide.com/) of your choice.
Pledge $500 or more
all of the above, Free access to all YVN events for a whole year (launch party, monthly open mics, talks, etc), a copy of YVN video
Pledge $1,000 or more
All the above and will be put down as official producer of the book and a personalized original artwork from Chong Kim.