What I am doing now
updated January 29, 2024
I wrote a book!
It’s called The Art of Activism: Your All Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible and an accompanying workbook. In addition to co-writing, I created over 200 included illustrations.
The Center for Artistic Activism
The Center for Artistic Activism has been able to work on strengthening US democracy since the 2020 election. Through the Unstoppable Voters program, we have offered training, funding and developing projects, fellowships, and more.
I’m also developing curriculum and teaching workshops. This month I did one for Greenpeace US and an headed to UNC Greensboro to do another in February.
I also make occasional prints for the Center.
I’m not teaching right now
I made a choice in late February 2020 to take an unpaid leave from my position as a Professor at SUNY Purchase for the 2020-21 school year: no pay, no benefits. At the time it felt risky, touching on some deeply held fears I have about money and security – but ultimately worth it so I could pursue other important projects. The landscape fundamentally changed with the pandemic, but things worked out. I took additional leaves for the 2021-2022, 2022-2023, and 2023-2024 school years to focus on the projects listed above.
I’ll be returning in the fall of 2024.
I’ve got a project up my sleeve: a public game show that provides a fun structure for difficult topics. Prior to the pandemic I had talked to a couple producers about showing a version in 2019 and 2020. This was delayed.
I had a son at the end of 2018. He has just started school.
During the pandemic, like many others, my personal life sort of exploded and there’s been a lot of work done and changes made since.
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