Check out these videos that highlight my work.
Detroit Water – A Movement Grows
A video highlighting the #DetroitWater Brigade working to build a movement to help low-income Detroiters facing water shutoffs.
How I Earned My Swagger
I spoke at the MOTH (an improv storytelling event) on May 6, 2013 at The Bell House in Brooklyn, NY. The topic was “swagger”.
On Social Movements
My take on building a sustainable social movement, incorporating both digital networks and face-to-face community organizing. Interview by #WhileWeWatch’s Kevin Breslin.
Filmmaker Panel: WhileWeWatch
Kevin Breslin organized, and Sam Alcoff (of Democracy Now) hosts, this panel discussion on the first film documenting the independent media team of Occupy Wall Street.
Illuminating Donald Trump’s Destruction
After meeting filmmaker Anthony Baxter, I joined forces with the Illuminator – Occupy’s Bat Signal – to bring the story of Donald Trump’s environmental and cultural destruction in Scotland to his very own Trump Tower.
Hurricane Sandy brought immense destruction and suffering that still persists to NYC. This short film by Josh Fox (Gasland) looks at a people-powered effort to confront this humanitarian crisis and expose the scientific and socio-political drivers behind it.
Occupy Wall Street Interview with Amy Goodman
Occupy Wall Street grows into an international movement, and I speak with Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman about the origins and state of the encampment in NYC.
Rebuilding Hope in the Motor City
Headquartered in the House of Help Community Center in Northwest Detroit, Detroit Workers & Builders has a mission to provide job training and employment opportunities to formerly homeless and unemployed Detroiters committed to rebuilding our city stronger and more sustainably. Learn more at DetroitWorkers.com
The G.E. HOAX
In April of 2011, my friends and I set out to tell the world that General Electric was going to pay their taxes (more on why/how they didn’t here). The ensuing frenzy saw stocks plummet, taxpayers rise up in indignation, and a brief but glorious moment of honesty for a corporate behemoth caught in a lie.
A visit to Occupy Pittsburgh
In November 2011, as Occupy raged across the country, I visited Pittsburgh’s occupation and conversed with long-time activist and X-Clan founder Paradise Gray at his home.
Accepting the Shorty Award for Social Media
In March of 2012, Occupy Wall Street’s social media collective – the #TweetBoat – was nominated for a Shorty Award for Activism in social media. I accepted the award on behalf of the team, reminding everyone present how many activists have been to jail for justice since Occupy began.
On the state of the movement
Some thoughts in early Winter 2012 on where we are and where we’re going.
On the Ground With Occupy Gezi
Reporting live from Istanbul, Turkey on the 6th day of #OccupyGezi