1. Paton Blough Speaking at Congressional Briefing on Reducing Mentally Ill in Prisons


    from Mika Hearn / Added

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    Paton Blough had the honor of speaking at a congressional briefing in Capitol Hill on December 9th, 2014 on the need of reducing the number of mentally ill individuals in US prisons and jails. STEPPING UP: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails Recognizing the critical role local and state officials play in supporting change, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center are leading an unprecedented national initiative to help advance counties’ efforts to reduce the number of adults with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders in jails. To build on the foundation of innovative and evidence-based practices already being implemented across the country, and to bring these efforts to scale, NACo and the CSG Justice Center plan to engage partner organizations with expertise in the complex issues at stake, including those representing sheriffs, jail administrators, judges, community corrections professionals and treatment providers, consumers, advocates, mental health and drug abuse service directors, and other stakeholders. To see the whole hearing and learn more, go here: http://bit.ly/1wcUl9B

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    • 2008 Seattle Snowstorm


      from David Albright / Added

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      a video I shot in 2008 during a snowstorm on Capitol Hill, Seattle.

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      • A Drag World


        from Hana P / Added

        A short documentary film about Drag Culture and its representations in Hollywood. Filmed for CHID 250: Portrayal of Minorities In Hollywood. Autumn 2014. Filmed at University of Washington, UC-Berkeley, and Julia's on Broadway in Seattle, WA. Written, Filmed and Edited by Nemuel Morden, Chelsea Nemec, Vanessa Nourozi, Hana Peoples, and Christy Pham

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        • LTA Advocacy Day


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          Planning is well underway for the fourth-annual Land Trust Advocacy Day on April 21-22, 2015. Our goals are to provide land trust leaders with hands-on advocacy training and to facilitate their relationships with key legislators in order to help build the political influence of the land trust community. Advocacy Day events include an afternoon of training and issue briefings, a dinner, lobby visits with your Congressional delegation and a Reception to introduce land trusts to Congress. Conveniently, this year's event coincides with Earth Day!

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          • AJnC: Believe Me Or Not Fundraiser Video


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            Help support our new show: Believe Me Or Not. http://igg.me/at/AJnC

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            • Emmett Till Tree Planting Ceremony on Capitol Hill, November 17, 2014.


              from Ronald Gilbert Baker / Added

              Playwright Janet Langhart Cohen, is the force behind a long-awaited tribute to a fallen symbol of the Civil Rights Movement that flourished in the 1950s. Her dedication to working with US Senator Susan Collins of Maine to make this tribute a reality was realized in a refreshing fall downpour that cleansed the air and hearts of those who attended. Emmett Till, a young 14-year-old teen from Chicago, was brutally murdered in Money, Mississippi in 1955 He was visiting relatives for the summer and while in a small grocery store there, spoke to 21-year-old Carolyn Bryant who was the grocery store proprietor. Bryant's husband, Rory Bryant and his half-brother, J.W. Milan, went to Emmett's great-uncle's home a few days later and dragged Till from the house to a barn where they brutally beat him, grouped out one of his eyes and shot him through the head. They threw his body into the Tallahatchie River with a 70-pound cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire. His body was discovered 3-days later and retrieved. His mother had his body returned to Chicago where she had a public funeral for her son with an open casket. Jet Magazine as well as other Black-owned papers photographed his bloated and mutilated body for the world to see which both galvanized and polarized the nation. Many Mississippians sided with the murderers and when Bryant and Milam were found not guilty, they openly bragged in a Look Magazine interview that they had indeed murdered Till. Since they could not be retried under the "double-jeopardy" laws the were free from the law but not the hand of GOD. Playwright Janet Langhart Cohen, produced an extraordinary and creative play entitled "Anne and Emmett" which has been see by thousands around the country in theaters and schools. On July 10, 2009, the night the play was to premiere at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., 88-year-old white-supremacist and anti-Semite James W. von Brunn opened fire with a rifle inside the crowded building fatally wounding security guard Stephen Tyrone Johns, 39, of Temple Hills, MD. The play was written from the notion that in a place called "memory", Anne Frank and Emmett Till would meet and recall the events that led to their deaths and that this could only happen if we "remembered" them. The brilliant play went on to premiere in 2011 at the Atlas Theater in Washington, D.C. and was attended by such notables in addition to Janet & husband/producer Secretary William Cohen, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary & Mrs. Colin Powell, CNN's Wolf Blitzer, actor Michael Douglas, Sirrus Radio's Joe Madison & Mrs. Madison, mogul Bob Johnson (formerly of BET Network), Mr. & Mrs. Earl Stafford, Congressman John Conyers (D-MI), former Secretary of the Army Clifford Alexander, NBC's Andrea Mitchell & Alan Greenspan, Dick Gregory, Mr. & Mrs. Paul Berry, Dr. Sharon Malone spouse of U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, NBC4's Barbara Harrison, Suzanne Malveaux of CNN, former Connecticut U.S. Senator Chris Dodd, Secretary of State Madeline Albright, Ms. Roscoe Dellums, former NAACP Director Bruce Gordon, Bob Woodward of the Washington Post & Watergate fame, Mr. Lonnie Bunch who heads up the nearly completed National Museum of African American History on the Mall in Washington, D.C. next to the Monument, and internationally-known opera singer Ms. Denyce Graves to name a few.

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              • Our Dreams


                from Candace Fields / Added

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                This is one of my last projects for my documentary class at Seattle University. As a class we were assigned to make an essay film of our choice. I happened to film things that reminded me that film is simply the manifestation of our dreams. Enjoy!

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                • Story Games


                  from Candace Fields / Added

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                  This is the final project from a class I took at Seattle University last academic year (2013-2014). This short documentary delves a bit in to a new type of gaming that has emerged in recent years called story gaming. This gameplay encourages participants to create new worlds, enter in to hypothetical ethical dilemmas and to also have fun!

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                  • 1328 East Capitol Street, NE


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                    This Capitol Hill home has been updated with new wood windows, all trim/mouldings restored, Chef's Kitchen with Thermadore six burner cook top, double wall ovens, stainless appliances, custom floor to ceiling cabinets, heated floors, Large Master Bedroom, spa shower, jetted tub, 2 bedroom basement rental unit, 3 wood decks and an English garden patio connecting carriage house with garage and au pair suite! If property still available, more information can be found here: http://goo.gl/HOROqk

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                    • Harn SOLO - Right On Time (Official Video)


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                      Download - http://tiny.cc/RightOnTimeMusic Harn SOLO delivers visuals "Right On Time" with his upcoming mixtape "Traveling Man' set to release on Reaching Higher Records this Fall. The video was shot by @ScottHarnPhoto at the locations of Capitol Hill and downtown Denver. After spending the better part of five years in New Orleans crafting his music; Harn SOLO recently moved to the Rocky Mountains to expand his career horizons. The "Traveling Man" mixtape was recorded in Colorado with music engineer @Fig_Eight, and features airplane and train audio clips hand picked from @caliobzvr. For more about the artist visit http://HarnSOLO.com.

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