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VOTER MADDNESS

KFTC to register voters during 3 days of “Voter Madness”

Three days of “Voter Madness” begins this Friday at 11:00am and lasts through Sunday at 5:00pm at a variety of locations and events in the Louisville area.

The flurry of activities will raise awareness about the October 6 deadline for voters to register in order to vote in the November 4 General Election.

Members of the Jefferson County Chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth will be registering voters for 3 days beginning at Jefferson Community and Technical College, University of Louisville, St. James Art Fair, Southwest Community Festival, First Friday Trolley Hop, Flea Off Market, and at an array of community events, restaurants, clubs and bars.

“I’m participating in voter madness because it’s the legacy of students to fight for everyone’s right to vote and the first step to fulfill that legacy is to make sure our peers and neighbors are registered to vote,” said Tyler Offerman, a KFTC campus voter empowerment organizer.

Every election year, KFTC, a nonpartisan, 33-year old grassroots social justice organization, registers thousands of voters. KFTC strives to create an authentic, participatory democracy by registering, educating, and mobilizing voters to participate in elections – and make a space to talk about issues. KFTC specifically targets voters who are traditionally underrepresented, such as youth, people of color, women, and low-income communities.

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Voter Madness Schedule

** This is a fluid schedule. Please call one of our contacts to confirm our location.

Friday, October 3, 2014

10/3/14

11 a.m. –

12 p.m.

JCTC
(Meet at 2nd & Broadway in front of McDonald’s)

Doanta Davis
Sean Hardy

415-498-0776
502-271-0262

10/3/14

12:30 p.m. –

1:30 p.m.

UofL Cardinal Towne
(Meet at 3rd&Cardinal in front of Qdoba)

Doanta Davis
Sean Hardy

415-498-0776

502-271-0262

10/3/14

2 p.m. –
3:30 p.m.

St. James Art Fair
(Meet at 2nd & Magnolia in front of Mag Bar)

Doanta Davis
Sean Hardy

415-498-0776

502-271-0262

10/3/14

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Iroquois Park

(Meet in front of Iroquois Amphitheater)

Doanta Davis

Sean Hardy

415-498-0776

502-271-0262

10/3/14

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

2nd Street Kroger

(924 2nd St.)

Pam Newman

502-819-2693

10/3/14

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Iroquois Manor

(Meet in front of Valu Market)

Doanta Davis

Sean Hardy

415-498-0776

502-271-0262

10/3/14

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Southwest Community Festival at Sun Valley Park, 6505 Bethany Ln

(Meet in front of Community Center)

Jonathan Krigger

502-641-7218

10/3/14

6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

First Friday Trolley Hop

(Meet at Market & Campbell in front of Rye)

Pam Newman

502-819-2693

10/3/14

7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Flea Off Market

(Meet at Jefferson St. entrance)

Pam Newman

502-819-2693

10/3/14

9 p.m. –

10 p.m.

Hip Hop show w/ Jalin Roze at ReSurfaced

(Meet at ReSurfaced entrance on W. Main St)

Pam Newman

502-819-2693

10/3/14

10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Baxter/Bardstown Rd Bar Crawl

(Meet in front of Phoenix Hill)

Pam Newman

502-819-2693

10/3/14 – 10/4/14

12 a.m. –
1:30 a.m.

Club Crawl at Play & Connection

(Meet in front of Play, 1101 E. Washington)

Pam Newman

502-819-2693

10/3/14 – 10/4/14

2 a.m. - ?

Burger Boy

(1450 S. Brook)

Pam Newman

502-819-2693

Saturday, October 4, 2014

10/4/14

10:30 a.m. –

12 p.m.

Westport Village

(Meet in front of Heine Bros.)

Pam Newman

Jonathan Krigger

502-819-2693

502-641-7218

10/4/14

12 p.m. –

1:30 p.m.

Douglass Loop Farmers Market

(Meet in PNC parking lot)

Michelle Seivers

502-216-1179

10/4/14

1:30 p.m. –

3 p.m.

Portland Kroger

(520 N. 35th St)

Aubrey Clemons

502-712-0191

10/4/14

2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

St. James Art Fair

(Meet at 2nd & Magnolia in front of Mag Bar)

Pam Newman

502-819-2693

10/4/14

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Goss Ave Kroger

(1265 Goss Ave)

Michelle Seivers

502-216-1179

10/4/14

3:30 p.m. –

5:00 p.m.

West Broadway Kroger (2710 W. Broadway)

Jonathan Krigger

502-641-7218

10/4/14

5:30 p.m. –

7:30 p.m.

Chickasaw/Shawnee

Parks (Meet in front of the tennis courts in Chickasaw Park)

Jonathan Krigger

502-641-7218

10/4/14

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Bates Memorial Baptist Saturday Service

(620 Lampton St)

Aubrey Clemons

502-712-0191

10/4/14

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Eastern Pkwy/Shelby St (Meet in front of Heine Bros.)

Doanta Davis

415-498-0776

10/4/14

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Zanabar & New Vintage

(Meet in front of New Vintage)

Doanta Davis

415-498-0776

10/4/14

9:30 p.m. - ?

Baxter/Bardstown Rd Bar Crawl

(Meet in front of Café 360)

Doanta Davis

415-498-0776

Sunday, October 5, 2014

10/5/14

9:30 a.m. –

2:30 p.m.

Bates Memorial Baptist Church Sunday Services

(620 Lampton St)

Aubrey Clemons

502-712-0191

10/5/14

9 a.m. –

1:30 p.m.

St. Stephan’s Church Sunday Services

(1018 S. 15th St)

Jonathan Krigger

502-641-7218

10/5/14

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Canvassing in Park DuValle

(Meet in front of Ujima Neighborhood Place)

Doanta Davis

415-498-0776

10/5/14

3:00 p.m –

4:00 p.m.

Shively Kroger
(3917 7th Street)

Jonathan Krigger

502-641-7218

10/5/14

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Stand Up Sundays

(Carl Braden Center)

Aubrey Clemons

502-712-0191

Voter Maddness is a thing.

I AM REGISTERING VOTERS THIS WEEKEND IN LOUISVILLE Y’ALL

It’s going to be fun. If you wanna come help, drop me a line via facebook, or if you have my # give me a call. 

I’m gonna post a post about times and stuff. <3

RADIO!

So… I’m making a return to radio. :-)

I’ll be on WFPL’s podcast, Sound on Film, talking about movies and entertainment news. Woo!

Stay tuned for links and ways to listen, etc.

This guy. #louisville (at Barret+Broadway TARC Stop)

This guy. #louisville (at Barret+Broadway TARC Stop)

I am gonna run walk the Ali Shuffle 10k walk/run to raise money for Network Center for Community Change (NC3)!
On April 5th, 2014, I&#8217;m gonna walk (and perhaps run a little) a 10k! I&#8217;ve walked it before, but as a volunteer. This year, I&#8217;m walking for community change! 
With your sponsorship of at least $1 per Kilometer (that&#8217;d be 10 bucks!), you&#8217;re supporting a wonderful, one-of-a-kind organization doing amazing work in Louisville&#8217;s urban core. 
Stuff NC3 is working on:
Mobilizing folks in the hood around civic engagement (Voting, metro government, getting involved in community stuff)
Chalk Talk is a project where we chalk positive messages, school deadlines like FASFA and school registration on sidewalks&#8230; we also connect with young people while chalking and strike up positive conversations around education and civic engagement.
Education everything! Supporting High School seniors in their transition to college, leadership development for middle school kids, providing dorm room kits for first-time college goers &amp; staying connected with them throughout their college carreer
Monthly Network Nites! We hold a huge (150ppl +), monthly gathering of community members, activists, service providers and friends to share resources &amp; eat dinner together.
THEY EMPLOY ME &amp; I HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE. I am able to pay my bills and stuff because NC3 pays me. :)
And a bonus? 
My partner works at the Ali Institute, so technically you&#8217;re supporting the work that we&#8217;re BOTH doing. WIN.
I&#8217;m positive that if you read this far&#8212; you&#8217;re moved to make a change!
Make a tax-deductible donation per kilometer (x10) by clicking Make a Donation through Paypal and putting in the memo line: &#8220;For Pam&#8217;s Ali Shuffle Run!&#8221;

I am gonna run walk the Ali Shuffle 10k walk/run to raise money for Network Center for Community Change (NC3)!

On April 5th, 2014, I’m gonna walk (and perhaps run a little) a 10k! I’ve walked it before, but as a volunteer. This year, I’m walking for community change! 

With your sponsorship of at least $1 per Kilometer (that’d be 10 bucks!), you’re supporting a wonderful, one-of-a-kind organization doing amazing work in Louisville’s urban core. 

Stuff NC3 is working on:

  • Mobilizing folks in the hood around civic engagement (Voting, metro government, getting involved in community stuff)
  • Chalk Talk is a project where we chalk positive messages, school deadlines like FASFA and school registration on sidewalks… we also connect with young people while chalking and strike up positive conversations around education and civic engagement.
  • Education everything! Supporting High School seniors in their transition to college, leadership development for middle school kids, providing dorm room kits for first-time college goers & staying connected with them throughout their college carreer
  • Monthly Network Nites! We hold a huge (150ppl +), monthly gathering of community members, activists, service providers and friends to share resources & eat dinner together.
  • THEY EMPLOY ME & I HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE. I am able to pay my bills and stuff because NC3 pays me. :)

And a bonus? 

  • My partner works at the Ali Institute, so technically you’re supporting the work that we’re BOTH doing. WIN.

I’m positive that if you read this far— you’re moved to make a change!

Make a tax-deductible donation per kilometer (x10) by clicking Make a Donation through Paypal and putting in the memo line: “For Pam’s Ali Shuffle Run!”

This is really good. It’s a part of a series of “10 Lessons” by Councilwoman Scott and her son. 

(1) BE GRATEFUL: Own that you are privileged to be in college. I speak to young people every day who think that they are not good enough or that they will not succeed in college. And be grateful as Katniss was to the people of District 11 when they sent bread to her after Rue died—bread that they needed for sustenance. When you think about what gives you gratitude and how you will use that gratitude as fuel, I encourage you to be the “Girl on Fire” (or person) for justice!

Read the other 9 lessons here.

louisvillecrew:

Smiles and engagement bounce about at one of the monthly Network Nights hosted by the Network Center for Community Change. A time dedicated to enjoying the company of one another, Network Night is a great opportunity to build our list of friends and colleagues so that we may work together for the future!

Follow my friends over at LouisvilleCrew if you love Louisville.

Especially if you’re a young activist who wants to hook up with other folks who are DOING things.

smoketownsocialclub:

They asked for it! Smoketown residents have repeatedly mentioned a desire for free art classes, so for the next 4 weeks the Smoketown Social Club will host free all ages art workshops focused on issues brought up at last Saturdays, Smoketown community meeting. Please join us and spread the word!!

Follow the Smoketown Social Club for more details &amp; pictures of their happenings!

smoketownsocialclub:

They asked for it! Smoketown residents have repeatedly mentioned a desire for free art classes, so for the next 4 weeks the Smoketown Social Club will host free all ages art workshops focused on issues brought up at last Saturdays, Smoketown community meeting. Please join us and spread the word!!

Follow the Smoketown Social Club for more details & pictures of their happenings!

smoketownsocialclub:

Home Base.

This Saturday at 11am, meet at the Smoketown Social Club (526 Lampton Street) for a Logomaking workshop.

And then? Directly after that?

Join residents and friends for the Smoketown Neighborhood Cleanup Kickoff at 1:00pm!

Negative space artwork done by the art students of the Smoketown Social Club!

smoketownsocialclub:

Hard at work on Interventions assignment, tomorrow is our first critic day.

Do you love art? Do you love Louisville? Do you love the Smoketown Neighborhood?

Follow the Smoketown Social Club as they deepen the connection to the Smoketown neighborhood through artwork, classes, and discover new ways to get involved!

Louisville Magazine

I’m not super shocked, y’all.

I used to write regularly for Louisville.com, which is owned by Louisville magazine.

I went to the Louisville Magazine holiday party. It was held at a beautiful home in the Crescent Hill neighborhood.

I was one of two people of color in attendance. 

How can a group of people who have likely never gotten out of their cars west of 9th street accurately and compassionately tell the stories of a neighborhood they’ve researched for a short period of time.

Louisville Magazine has never actually been a magazine about the entirety of Louisville. It’s a magazine about St Matthews, Crescent Hill, Prospect, The Highlands and a little bit of the Downtown Business District.

It is not a magazine about Shelby Park, Smoketown or the lower income neighborhoods that are still west of those neighborhoods but have “E” on the street addresses. It’s not about South Louisville — beechmont and such, Southwest Louisville —Shively, or neighborhoods like Parkland, California, Russell, Park Duvalle, Portland,  (all neighborhoods in West Louisville) or people of color.

So I feel like the frustration and outrage about Louisville Magazine’s “West Louisville Exists!” issue is the exact same frustration and outrage about the show Girls.

Girls is not comprehensively about girls. Louisville Magazine is lying to itself and others if it thinks it’s comprehensively about Louisville.

Acting!

Just did my first read-through with 80% of the cast of “Suckers,” and I’m feeling pretty great about it!

The director said we did well, and he thinks we’ll be right on track. Opening day is April 11th, which is hella-soon, but everyone is pretty cool, so I think we’ll be alright.