New addresses and a new ring

Anitra Again (anitra@speakeasy.org)
Tue, 9 Dec 1997 09:28:50 -0800 (PST)


I have managed to get separate home sites for several webpage
projects:

StreetWrites, the workshop of homeless and low-income writers, now at
	http://www.earthonline.net/public/StreetWrites/index.htm

WHEEL, Women's Housing Equality and Enhancement League, is now at
	http://members.tripod.com/~WHEEL98

SHARE, Seattle Housing and Resource Effort, is now at
	http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/bicycle/74


(I hate that address.  Please bookmark it and give it an alias,
imediately.)

The Activist Art webring and site at
http://members.tripod.com/~SingingBear is growing.  Incidentally, I
have also started a bipolar webring for both people with bipolar
disorder who have webpages, and sites containing useful information on
bipolar disorder.  You can find, surf it or join it on my homepage at
http://www.speakeasy.org/~anitra

I've now started another webring, to connect and promote empowerment
sites: webpages by and for the homeless or other marginalized groups.
You can read the criteria and join the ring (if eligible) at 
http://www.fortunecity.com/greenfield/bicycle/74/power.html
or at http://www.webpost.net/rchep

That last address is a new and temporary site.  You can get a free
2-month "billboard" (one web page) and a free 1MB website for two
weeks, at http://www.webpost.com.  While these are only temporary, if
you have something you are trying to promote over a short period of
time -- including a court case, or an email campaign in support of an
election initiative -- it could be useful.

The criteria I came up with for The Power Ring:
---
You have a website that promotes and aids a group of people that
have been marginalized.

Your programs involve material action, not just talk.  Encouraging
dialogue is good, but there have to be tangible results too.

Members of the group you are assisting have a significant voice in
the development and management of the programs assisting them.

The group served contributes 50% or more of the content of the
website.

In addition, we really like to see sites that are developed and/or
administered by a member of the group served by the site, and evidence
of skills transfer -- new people learning the work of the program, and
not the same people doing the same things all the time.
---

What do you think?  Any feedback?

_________
Write On!
Anitra L. Freeman
anitra@speakeasy.org             
http://www.speakeasy.org/~anitra