I’ve gone over it with several of the students from Youth Rights Media, they’re all really positive and encouraged by this idea, and have a few leads to pursue to get the stories we need. We discussed a title, but didn’t have very many ideas – I’m using “Remembrance” as a working title based off of one of the suggestions. I’m thinking about a pseudo-official name to use for the website/”organization” to create these – Elm City Corps of Cultural Engineers (ECCCE) was one idea. I also have some materials in already. Pictured here are the signs next to a regular piece of paper, to give you a sense of their size. I’m still trying to figure out if vinyl lettering is better than some paint solution – I’d like to use blue lettering as it looks official but there is no official use for blue lettering/white background signs in this dimension.
I also created some materials for the youth to share and introduce the topic to people who might want to participate (RememberenceFlyer), as well as a formal proposal. I may approach the New Haven Cultural Affairs Commission to see if I can get formal approval for this project, or perhaps just collaborate with other area non-profits who would be interested. At any rate, this is a revised proposal geared towards those audiences(RemembranceProposal). I’ve also submitted these to my organization for approval, so there may be some changes yet.
Finally I’m following up on a lead to get one story – if all else fails, it will be my pilot/prototype to be completed before the end of the semester.