for Activists and Hosts
A LETTER FROM
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
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.
we would like to meet people involved in producing alternative culture,
arts and media with a do-it-yourself perspective.
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.
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.
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.
you know anyone who can help us in any way please drop us a line: