Case in point: Mark Tomizawa
I met Mark at an Ethos Roundtable (another great group!) event about a year ago, and we’ve kept in touch about various projects in Cambridge and beyond.
Mark saw my recent post about our Netroots Nation Wiffiti screen and passed along the details of a like-minded event he’s been busy planning. I give you:
9 PM TONIGHT, 1.20.09, 2 MINUTES
Every neighborhood, city and town in America
It’s like New Year’s Eve and the 4th of July rolled into one.
But people provide the fireworks by flickering their home lights, camera flashes and cell phone lights.
WHEN: Tonight, January 20. 9PM local time.
WHO: Men, Women, Teens and Kids everywhere join the Inauguration Festivities for two minutes.
WHAT: People flicker their home lights, camera flashes and cell phone lights.
WHY: 1) The Inauguration belongs to everyone. 2) In uncertain times, America has always pulled together, risen to the challenge and acted like one big neighborhood.
Freedom Flicker is about both.
Like fireworks, Freedom Flicker is a high-visibility celebration. It will set night skies glittering with the spirit of pitching in as volunteers and working together in both big and small ways in 2009 to overcome local challenges. Freedom Flicker was born in Boston and is an extension of the idea of lanterns and Paul Revere and spreading the word to create community action.
So, when your cell phone is already out of your pocket Wiffiti-ing, keep it flickering…