Looking for Activists and Hosts

Hi, my name is Finn Hellman and I am a blind, queer student living in Sweden. In my spare time I take part in different kinds of green and left-wing activities. I'm also involved in broadcasting an anarchist radio show.

A straight friend of mine and I will visit the States this summer (2003) on a tour where we would like to interview activists who work with issues such as disability rights, feminism, the civil rights movement, queer activism, environmentalism, animal rights and so on.

Furthermore we would like to meet people involved in producing alternative culture, arts and media with a do-it-yourself perspective.

The purpose of our journey is to collect material for a handbook on grassroots activism and therefore we wish to interview activists and attend meetings, demonstrations and direct actions. Thus we need to be connected to people who want to be interviewed and who would like to show us around in their political and cultural environment.

Since we are short of money we would prefer to stay for free or at a low cost in peoples' homes. Besides, that's a good way of getting to know the country you're visiting.

Our plan is to spend two months in the States, from mid-June to mid-August. We're planning to travel to about ten different cities. Exactly what parts of the country we are going to will be decided when we know where we can find people to interview and homes where we can stay for free or at a low cost.

If you know anyone who can help us in any way please drop us a line: finn.hellman@chello.se.

Finn Hellman


BENT: A Journal of CripGay Voices/March 2003