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Tieshka Smith
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Share your #racialjustice  or #antiracism  project with Philadelphia.  Find out how you can partner with the  #racismisasicknes  project.
Racism Is A Sickness is looking for community-based program content partners (artists, activists, community organizations, attorneys, health professionals, healers, faith leaders and others) who have...
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New project page on Google+
More Healing, Less Hurting
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Racial Justice Warriors Survey - Racism Is A Sickness ProjectRacial justice is defined as "A proactive reinforcement of policies, practices, attitudes and actions that produce equitable power, access, opportunities, treatment, impacts and outcomes for all." Anti-racism is defined as "The policy or practice of opposing racism and promoting racial tolerance." A big part of the Racism Is A Sickness project is the idea that we need to be focused on healing wounds and traumas experienced by people in America ...
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just finished setting up the Racism Is A Sickness G+ page.  Follow it here

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Racial Justice Warriors Survey - Racism Is A Sickness ProjectRacial justice is defined as "A proactive reinforcement of policies, practices, attitudes and actions that produce equitable power, access, opportunities, treatment, impacts and outcomes for all." Anti-racism is defined as "The policy or practice of opposing racism and promoting racial tolerance." A big part of the Racism Is A Sickness project is the idea that we need to be focused on healing wounds and traumas experienced by people in America ...
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The last contribution to this crowdfunding campaign was seven days ago.  Wow.  Seven whole days.  What have I been able to accomplish over the past seven days? Let's see...

>>>I've completed 5 sessions with some really great people, bringing the total number of sessions completed to 13.  For every 90 minutes I spend with an individual at G-Town Radio, I spend another 90 minutes to 2 hours afterwards, reviewing my notes, video, audio, stills and writing a session recap blog post.  

>>>So far, I've recorded over 20 hours of audio and video footage, and shot hundreds of frames.  

>>>The project received good news about a t-shirt grant from ShirtCitizens - making it possible for me to give t-shirts for each person who completed a session as a way to say thank you.

>>>The logo for the project has been completed and will be unveiled soon.  

>>>I've talked with numerous people throughout the metro area about the project at various events.  

>>>I've written numerous blog posts about the project. 

>>>I've posted at least two, maybe three, YouTube videos from the five sessions that were completed.

>>>I sold some work to support the cause.

>>>I designed a post-session survey to get feedback from participants, to be rolled out at the end of the month after all the sessions are completed.

>>>I designed a community survey to kickoff the mapping component of the project to be rolled out in the next day or so.  

Thirteen days are left in this campaign.  Yes, 13 days. A little over two weeks. A lot can happen in two weeks.

If each day over the next 13 days, 10 people gave $10 each, that would be a powerful boost to the numbers.  Consider making a contribution and being a part of a project that is not just about making art, it's about transforming community through conversation, exploration and reflection, one person at a time.  

Over 20 people are standing in agreement with me, and I thank them for their generosity.  Will you join them?  

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Donate today.  The campaign ends Sunday, 9/6/2015 at 11:59pm. 
http://igg.me/racism-is-a-sickness is the way to do it.
Donate today. Campaign ends on September 6 2015 at 11:59 p.m.
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Racial Justice Warriors Survey - Racism Is A Sickness ProjectRacial justice is defined as "A proactive reinforcement of policies, practices, attitudes and actions that produce equitable power, access, opportunities, treatment, impacts and outcomes for all." Anti-racism is defined as "The policy or practice of opposing racism and promoting racial tolerance." A big part of the Racism Is A Sickness project is the idea that we need to be focused on healing wounds and traumas experienced by people in America ...
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my latest blog post. Would love to get your comments and thoughts.
The only way that All Lives Matter will make ANY sense as a movement is if the present system of White supremacy (that values and elevates Whiteness to the detriment of everyone else) is completely...
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The 12 day #racismisasickness crowdfunding challenge. August 25, 2015.
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Have her in circles
430 people
Dave Oakill's profile photo
Simon Pollock's profile photo
ademuyiwa tobi's profile photo
mithra loi's profile photo
Tamar Chatman's profile photo
True Blue Love HQ's profile photo
eddie hubbard's profile photo
GLADYS NUÑEZ's profile photo
Avouloir Apothecary's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Take photos and blog
Employment
  • Photography by Tieshka Smith
    Freelance photographer, present
  • A social service agency
    Grant writer, 2002 - 2007
  • A arts organization
    Curatorial/program assistant, 1993 - 1994
  • A health plan
    Project manager, 2007 - 2010
  • A NPO devoted to adult lifelong learning
    Program coordinator, 1994 - 1998
  • TKS Grant Writing Services
    Proprietor, 1998 - 2010
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Currently
Philadelphia PA
Previously
Chicago IL - St Louis MO - Bronx NY - Jersey City NJ
Story
Tagline
Doing this thing called life since 1972, which by the way, was a very good year.
Introduction
Fearless.  Dreamer.  Provocative.  Introspective. Passionate.  Curious. Aspiring photog.  Student of astrology and tarot.  Blogger. Lover of life, men, music, cookies, coffee, tea, tattoos and piercings. BS detector. Sardonic.  Sarcastic.  Boom-bastic.  
Bragging rights
I made a career change and have the scars to prove it.
Education
  • School of Hard Knocks
    Love and Happiness, present
  • Northwestern University
    English/Art History, 1989 - 1993
  • DeVry University/Keller GSM
    Project Management, 2000 - 2002
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Gender
Female
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