By Adam Searing, North Carolina Justice Center
Editor’s Note: As many of you who attended our recent conference know, our friends at NC Justice Center have hit the road to promote the use of video advocacy among advocates across the country. Adam Searing returns to Say Ahh! to share the latest and greatest. Be sure to check out his earlier post on the topic.
It’s really exciting to write here again about the Kidswell project video trainings that Adam Linker, Russ Baggett, and I have continued around the country, while also drastically increasing our frequent flyer miles out of North Carolina. Thanks to Atlantic Philanthropies and CCF, we’ve hit three more states with four more workshops (California really counts as two states). As always, we had an absolutely wonderful time meeting more of our fellow advocates and learning about different ways we are all using video to accomplish our goals.
From the Mississippi Justice Center’s soon-to-be-released student production where kids interviewed adults about the effects of having – or not having – health coverage to Florida CHAIN’s video featuring a pro-ACA small business owner, we’re already seeing evidence of groups putting their new knowledge and equipment to good use. New York’s Community Service Society of New York started by celebrating the Supreme Court’s ACA decision. (Our New York friends even created a video of Adam Linker and me explaining iMovie basics, but that one is probably the most boring of the lot.)
To sum up our recent travels, I put together the following short video (what else?) highlighting our travels and some of the work of our fellow advocates. We look forward to continuing the journey!