What's in the Water?

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What's in the Water?

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Museumopolis

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Museumopolis

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

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TGNC-NYC

Public Access Design

TGNC-NYC

Meet the 2021 Public Access Design Fellows Jury!

Meet the 2021 Public Access Design Fellows Jury!

We're thrilled to announce our latest Public Access Design jury who will help select the 2021 Public Access Design Fellows! This year we are joined by Kitkat Pecson, Jade Broomfield, Basma Eid, and Tok Oyewole (clockwise left to right). This stellar group of leaders bring their experience and skills in fields of organizing and design to the selection process and help to hold us accountable to the communities we serve.

Kitkat Pecson

Kitkat is a Filipino-American product designer and illustrator in NYC. She is known for her colorful, detailed illustrations depicting slices of life. She is a Senior Designer at Disney+ and previously worked at Big Human in Manhattan and Plus63 in Manila. She loves exploring new restaurants in Queens, people-watching at Central Park, and finding inspiration in the city’s museums.

Jade Broomfield

Jade Broomfield is a designer, illustrator, and hand letterer residing in Oakland, CA. She has a BFA in Graphic Design from West Virginia University and a MFA in Design for Social Innovation from School of Visual Arts. She loves pizza, pop culture, and plants. She’s a passionate storyteller who firmly believes design is a tool justice and fun. She is currently a Visual Designer at Allbirds.

Basma Eid

Basma was born to Egyptian immigrants and raised in Rochester, NY alongside her five siblings. Coming of age in a post 9/11 world, her consciousness and worldview was intimately shaped by rising tides of islamophobia and the war on terror. She has organized alongside New York’s diverse street vendor community, where she supported the struggle for the decriminalization of immigrant workers and workers of color. Basma also serves on the Board of Directors of The LEAP Program, a grassroots-based, volunteer-run organization that works in solidarity with Palestinian refugee youth living in exile in Lebanon.  She currently organizes at Freedom To Thrive where she has led intersectional divestment campaigns, focusing on the abolition of the prison industrial complex. When she’s not drinking copious amounts of coffee, she can be found training for the revolution alongside the futbolistas. She is based in Astoria, Queens. Reach her at basma@freedomtothrive.org

Tok Michelle Oyewole

Dr. Tok Michelle Oyewole is NYC-EJA’s Policy & Communications Organizer and leads their solid waste equity campaigns including legislative, budgetary, and grassroots work with the Save Our Compost and Transform Don’t Trash coalitions. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Geography, studying how school garden programs throughout Brooklyn can be liberatory for students marginalized by gender and race, while highlighting inequitable distributions of environmental and social burdens. Her Master’s degree focused on how farmers’ organic amendment (e.g. compost) management practices affect field-scale GHG emissions, as well as recommendations for California to improve carbon sequestration legislation. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Minor in Geography/Environmental Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has worked with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, assessing school-based health intervention programs in NYC neighborhoods with disproportionate health burdens. She has also worked in Lagos, Nigeria at Community Conservation and Development Initiatives, as a farmer and educator in Ecuador, and with the Planning and Conservation League in Sacramento, California. During graduate school, she was a student leader with the statewide University of California Student Association (UCSA), as the Graduate and Professional Student Chair, and as a Legislative Director. 

It's Not Just Personal

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It's Not Just Personal

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Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

If You Can Make It Here...

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If You Can Make It Here...

We're Watching

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We're Watching

Predatory Equity

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Predatory Equity

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Our Voice, Our Choice

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Our Voice, Our Choice

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?