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Wednesday, February 1st, 2006
5:49 pm
Saturday, January 28th, 2006
3:40 am
a peace movement . . .
So, I'm posting here to tell you about a world peace campaign I started a little while ago. I'll start out rather vague in the hopes of roping you in before you have a chance to think that this is a crackpot scheme.

What is this world peace campaign about? It is about reminding people that small actions can have a big impact. It is about encouraging people to put positive energy into their everyday activities. It is about questioning and challenging oppression. It is about promoting a positive attitude toward gender relations and body image. It is about promoting a healthy and wholistic attitude about bodies and sexuality.

Have I gotten your interest? Read more...Collapse )

There is an LJ community for the campaign called O YES! that everyone who is interested is invited to join. This community is a place to hear how the campaign is evolving, hear what others are saying and make your own posts related to the campaign. I encourage everyone to join!

To join the 0yes community go to http://www.livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=0yes

To read what people are writing in this community go to http://www.livejournal.com/community/0yes/
Tuesday, January 10th, 2006
5:38 pm
Does anybody even read this community any more? I hope so.
Because there is a chance all of the fabulous photos we took long ago could be shown at a gallery in San Francisco, for a show I am curating with San Francisco in Exile about sex & war (slated for early February). But I need all of you folks who were in said photos to send beautifultoxin model releases.

Please email me at peaceporn@gmail.com so I have your email on file, and then I can send the release to you, and you can send it on to beautifultoxin.

Also, I updated our userinfo -- read it if you like:

An informal history of Come in Peace.Collapse )
Sunday, January 8th, 2006
12:32 pm
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Wednesday, August 17th, 2005
2:58 am

We created Crayon People to act as a place for People of Color to get easy access to news ranging from political articles to current pop culture. Check out the new articles from your own relevant group (Arab, Asian, Black, Latino Desi), but feel free to discuss articles in the People of Color area as well as other groups. Posting comments and discussing the articles is the point to this whole website.

We want people from diverse backgrounds to converse and debate in a constructive environment. So please help us spread the word. We are a non-profit site, so basically that means we have a $0 promotion budget, unlike these other corporation giants. But please let us know what you think. Sign on post some comments and help make this good thing happen:).
Wednesday, November 17th, 2004
12:46 pm
Friday, November 5th, 2004
11:30 pm
Wednesday, April 14th, 2004
12:32 pm
a PROJECT for the March for Women's Lives
This is a crafty project so if your crafty feel free to help, if not perhaps you can help by spreading the word to someone who is-----

March for Women's Lives ~~ DC ~~ 4/25/04

For the march, I will be knitting millions of purple and gold (lemon yellow) wrist bands. These are the colors of the march and also the colors that were on the flags in the 'Iron Jawed Angels' HBO original movie on Alice Paul. I have people all over the country joining me for this project, some crocheting and some weaving.

How cool will it be to see a crowd of women and men raising their fists clad with a purple and gold feminist wrist bands? -YEAH!!

If you want to join me in my efforts, you can follow the pattern in the Stitch 'n Bitch book, just change the colors. or you can email me (airingoutthevulva at hotmail dot com). I can certainly use crafting help to make a million.

To get the bands to the march, you can either bring them with you, send them with a friend or email me about shipping.

I'm using CHEAP yarn for this project.

It is a great way to contribute to the cause if you cannot attend the March.

For more info on the March go to www.marchforwomen.org


Current Mood: optimistic
Friday, February 20th, 2004
7:57 pm
items of note:
1. i have the best email address ever:

2. also, people should send me the model release + copies of ids, because there is really no reason we should not be up on the web at this point.

i am making this post public because we need to show this to models we have not been able to track down!!! (the cowgirl, the women in the masks...)

my mailing address:
Gina de Vries
Box 0867
Hampshire College
Amherst, MA 01002

the release, again, for your pleasure:

Come In Peace
Model Release

I hereby authorize and give Come In Peace:

a) The unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use, re-use, publish, and republish photographic portraits or pictures of me or in which I may be included intact or in part, composite or distorted in character or form, without restriction as to changes or transformations in conjunction with my own or a fictitious name, or reproduction hereof in color or otherwise, made through any and all media now or hereafter known for illustration, art, promotion, advertising, trade, or any other purpose whatsoever.

b) I also permit the use of any printed material in connection therewith.

c) I hereby relinquish any right that I may have to examine or approve the completed product or products or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in conjunction therewith or the use to which it may be applied.

d) I hereby release, discharge and agree to save harmless Come In Peace, its heirs, legal representatives or assigns, and all persons functioning under its permission or authority, or those for whom it is functioning, from any liability by virtue of any blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, or use in composite form whether intentional or otherwise, that may occur or be produced in the taking of said picture or in any subsequent processing thereof, as well as any publication thereof, including without limitation any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

e) I hereby affirm that I am over the age of majority and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read the above authorization, release and agreement, prior to its execution; I fully understand the contents thereof. This agreement shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives and assigns.

Full Legal Name:
Date of Birth:
Alias you would like to use:
Street Address:
City State Zip:


Tuesday, December 9th, 2003
10:18 am
Babes Against Bush
Damn it all!


...For only $11.00 (plus $1.95 shipping), you too can experience the thrill of thirteen socially-conscious, stunningly-attractive young women escorting you through the weeks and months until inauguration day in January, 2005 - when America finally gets a real president again. Educational, entertaining, and socially responsible without being politically correct...all for less than a dollar per month.
Wednesday, November 26th, 2003
3:21 pm
a thought
hi peaceniks,

how would people feel about me going to wackyjac and asking them if they would be willing to subsidize a come in peace postcard set? i could hand the photos over to them, someone in the collective could design them if the need/want/desire was there, and we'd figure out some kind of profit-splitting thing with wj where some of the money would go back to them and some to arise, srlp, voices in the wilderness, etc...

i just feel like we need to get moving on this and wackyjac is one company that i personally would feel great about the collective working with.

i know that that means that 100% of the profits wouldn't go to the orgs, but if they say yes, it does take care of us having to worry about fundraising to make the art. which is huge.

thoughts? hate it, love it, want me to do yesterday?

Monday, October 6th, 2003
2:57 pm
Hi folks,

Okay, we should really get on this. I think that getting the photos out there in some medium can happen and should happen. Not that I'm saying that I've been good at keeping up with stuff, because I haven't. But I'm gonna try really hard. And marginalutility told me that there are people who want to give Come in Peace stuff to their teenage boys as holiday gifts, so really now. We should do something! :)


Item #1: The website. Has a domain been bought? mere, are you still up for doing the design? I have the photos on my computer now, and I obviously have internet access, so if you need me to drop them in your server (have you a server at this point?) I totally can. If a domain hasn't been bought: boygrrrlwonder, are you still up for fronting the money at this point and then we can all give you a couple bucks to pay you back? Or can you handle it on your own, Mia?

Item #2: ARISE. My phone wasn't making or taking off-campus calls a couple of weeks ago, so I emailed them about me doing workstudy and got no response, which doesn't totally surprise me as they are busy bees there. I tried calling them a few minutes ago at 413-348-8234, and my phone card told me the line wasn't available. Was I calling the main line, or someone's voicemail? beautifultoxin said I should talk to Michaelann, so if anyone has her direct info, I'd be much obliged if you pass it on to me.

Item #3: Design. Of what? My thoughts were that once I had the hours/payment worked out with workstudy people here and Michaelann, I could begin work by researching printing costs for various mediums we've talked about (posters, post cards, playing cards, etc). However, if someone else has the time and wants to get on that fast -- be my guest! Anyway, once we figure out what we're making, who is still on board for doing design?

Item #4: Money. Where do we fundraise and who is in a place to do fundraising work? (I can do this once I have time blocked out in my workstudy schedule to do it.) Along the same lines: is hotwetprogressives.com just a pipedream or do we want to do it? Or is that just too much to take on right now? And can ARISE put any money into the project's printing costs?

Item #5: Meeting! What are good times for people to meet? Where should we meet? I think a meeting is a good idea! Yeah!

Okay, I think that's it for now.

Take care, you guys!
Thursday, September 11th, 2003
9:19 pm
no meeting this week
The entire Gayest Mod Ever is sicky mcsick.

Let's try for *next* Friday the 19th?

And in the meantime let's think about other options a postcard set, playing cards (although that would mean more photos but maybe since we took so many photos we can just repeat models), a poster or posters, etc...
Tuesday, September 9th, 2003
6:47 pm
Okay, I just saw Caty's post with Holly's name and the ARISE # and Melissa's post with Michaeanne's info. Cool, and thanks muchly you guys. Sorry for being lazy about checking comments.

Still, anybody have thoughts about the post-card idea?

And when do we want to meet next? I'd happily do this Friday, Sept. 12th, dinner-ish at the Gayest Mod Ever. People dig?

6:38 pm
So it looks like I will almost certainly get workstudy money to do Come in Peace stuff. What I need is a supervisor to alert the Hampshire authorities to so it doesn't look like I am not doing anything.

Can someone update me on our status with ARISE? My understanding is that we have 501-c3 status as their project. I'd like to work 4-10 hours a week (depending upon how much other workstudy I am doing) on Come in Peace stuff (press releases, publicity, fundraising), preferably from my room. The person from ARISE would basically be signing off on me doing my work, and I'd probably call them at the beginning and end of my shift just to let them know what I'm working on and how long it's taking me.

Any suggestions as to who should supervise me? Can someone post the ARISE number so I can call and talk to said person?

Also: I've talked with a couple CiP folks about this idea, and I want to see what other folks think -- should we make something like a post-card set/book instead of a calendar? It'd be less time-sensitive that way, and we'd be able to sell them post-2004. Just a thought.

Thanks all,

Current Mood: sleepy
Friday, August 29th, 2003
10:35 am
hi folks,

i just talked to ryn gluckman (from clpp at hampshire) and ze told me that there is a chance, since come in peace is now a 501-c3 as a project of arise, that i could get workstudy money to do come in peace. this would mean that i would be able to devote time to cip that i've already got in my schedule as job time. i couldn't put much of my workstudy money into cip, as my workstudy job is my income at school, but i think that if i could do this it would be really cool and it would mean that someone was guaranteed to be working on cip stuff at least ten hours a week.

what do you guys think? should i look into doing it?

1. do people have interest in having a meeting after everyone gets back to school and is settled? i was thinking the eve of september 5th or 6th at the gayest mod ever, permission of my modmates pending, of course.
2. caty, if i was to do cip as workstudy, could you put me into contact with whoever at arise would be my contact person/supervisor?

thanks all,

Current Mood: chipper
Thursday, August 7th, 2003
4:21 pm
three items.
item 1:

i just got this email -- does anyone know about this article in the voice she's talking about? cool!
i read a little article about y'all in the voice, and i'm interested to
learn more. i also might have some photography skills to offer. what
you're doing sounds great, so please let me know how i can get
involved. thanks!
kat schiff"

item 2:
caty, i've tried emailing you my mailing address so i can get to work on the 501-c3 forms, and it's bounced back both times. should i leave you my address in a locked entry on your journal? do you have any reliable email at this point?

item 3:
mia and melissa, did you guys get my emails about doing the exchange of photos for the website between you guys? just let me know -- i'll help the process in any way i can.

be well, all!

busily yours ~
Wednesday, July 23rd, 2003
5:08 pm
truthfully, i'd rather not buy the domain name. the ac adapter for my computer just broke and i, uh, have to pay rent next week. but randy offered to buy it. so unless there are any other takers, i would say go for it, randy.

anyhow. a cheap domain hosting company that's okay with nakedness... any ideas?

(oh, and gina--i emailed you my smith account login info.)
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003
4:24 pm
paying for the website
beautifultoxin suggested that one of us buy the domain name comeinpeace.org (I guess it would make the most sense for Mia to do it since she is making the site for now?) and then we divide the price by the # of us and each of us pay back an equal share. That is fine by me -- does it work for all of you? (Esp you, Mia?)

xxxooo ~
Monday, July 21st, 2003
1:17 pm
hey folks ~

so, i am awaiting 501-c3 forms by way of the u.s. postal service. once they arrive, i can begin sending out funding requests to various organizations. robert + carol have given me some good leads on places we can go for funding.
i am, of course, going to post my draft letter here before i actually send anything out, so feedback can happen.

we'd talked before about not asking for funding till we had a website up/press packet available, so that potential funders/sellers would have an example of the product/organization. how are the website/packets coming along, if they are coming along at all? if they are not coming along, should i still send out the letters? i feel like the sooner we get on funding the better.

comments and updates appreciated.

be well, all!

~ *gina*
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