Leadership

Where We've Been Speaking

 

2017

+ Workshop Leader, Laundromat Project

+ Presenter–Sane Energy Project, "Displaced; A Conversation on Climate Chaos, Refugee Crisis and Immigration"

+ Panelist–Tribeca Film Festival

+ Panelist–Patois Human Rights Film Festival

+ Presenter–Big Sky Documentary Film Festival

+ Presenter–New York University, Arts Politics

+ Presenter–School of Visual Arts

+ Panelist–NYU Wagner School, "Arts, Public Narrative, and Storytelling for Social Justice"

+ Workshop Leader–#GetOrganizedBK, "Storytelling for Activists Using Film and Other Mediums"

+ Panelist–Firelight Lab

 

2016

+ Keynote Presenter–JustFilms, "Visual Storytelling and Strategy Workshop"

+ Keynote Presenter– Images of Voices and Hope's Restorative Narrative Colloquium and Retreat 

+ Keynote Presenter–National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture's Alliance 2016 (Watch it here)

+ Workshop Leader–Laundromat Project, Workshop on Community Partnerships

+ Presenter–Hunter College, Arts, Culture and Public Policy Class 

+ Presenter–New York University–Participatory Action Research class

+ Presenter–The Post Environmental Center

+ Workshop Leader–Newspace Center for Photography, "Visual Storytelling as Activist Strategy"

+ Presenter–United World College Annual Conference: Climate Change & Energy Innovation

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AWARDS

Rockwood JustFilms Fellowship (2017)

Laundromat Project Soapbox Award (2014)

Tribeca Film Festival Inaugural Award for Transmedia (2013)

A Blade of Grass Artist Files Fellowship (2012)

Association of Independents in Radio New Voices Scholarship (2010 and 2011)

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space Residency (2010)

New York State Council on the Arts, Individual Artist Award (2009)

 

Recent PRESS COVERAGE

2017

'Water Warriors' Trailer Previews Canada's Anti-Fracking Outcry (Exclusive Video)

Tribeca ’17: Five Questions with Water Warriors Director Michael Premo

This Small Indigenous Community in Canada Took On a Big Natural Gas Company and Won

At Tribeca Film Festival, Activist Docs Look Back at LA Riot

 

2016

Arts and Culture Texas, Project Row Houses: Shattering the Concrete: Artists, Activists and Instigators

IVOH, Sandy Storyline evolves alongside recovery

 

2015    

Voices Heard: Fracking Stories and Water Warriors

Creative Exchange, Recovering the Story: How Arts Contribute to Emergency Recovery and Resilience

 

2014    

Fast Company, Interactive Timeline Invites You to Listen To Common Stories Of Survival

New Orleans Public Radio, Katrina/Sandy Website Offers Comparisons In Resilience

101.5 NJ, ‘Katrina/Sandy’ timeline study is launched by Sandy Storyline & Land of Opportunity

Grist, Katrina and Sandy cost over 2,000 lives. Will we do better next time?

Colorlines, On Hurricane Katrina’s Eighth Anniversary New Orleans Residents Continue Rebuilding

Center for Media and Social Impact, New Interactive Timeline Explores Katrina/Sandy Stories

Black Voice News and Louisiana Weekly, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy: Disaster Inequality

PBS Media Shift, 5 Innovative Projects Show the Power of Citizen Collaboration

The Guardian, Art of collaboration: when creatives, coders and councils join forces

Local News Lab, How to Engage Readers: 3 Sites Doing It Right

Truth Out, Homeland Security Study Praises Occupy Sandy, With Murky Intentions