" I am interested in experiencing the rural point of view & how best to continue
to expand equity for all Americans.
I think the show will be an interesting experiment on bringing
rural & urban communities together to come together."
"Upon completing a two-year fellowship at MIT,
Malia Lazu returned to Boston to build nonprofit models for the 21st century.
With over two decades of experience establishing grass roots involvement in
political advocacy & civic engagement, Malia felt the nonprofit industry is
no longer creating safe spaces for humans to create change together
& is in need of disruption.
This led to the creation of Future Boston Alliance
& currently Epicenter Community, organizations working to
change the world by being intentional when building diverse communities
& celebrating the beautiful ways we are different."
Interactive conference builds connections
By Karen Morales of the Bay State Banner
Inspired by interactive experiences such as black church services, a new kind of speaking conference, Inter(x),
debuted at Boston’s HUBweek. The annual week-long ideas festival billed as
a convergence of science, art and technology ran Oct. 8–14.
Created by The Urban Labs, a Boston-based consultant for diversifying company talent,
Inter(x) is an interactive presentation style with diverse speakers sharing unique perspectives in new ways.
It is co-produced by novelist Walter Mosley.
The theme for the Inter(x) presentations, which resembled TED Talks, was
“Make the invisible visible.”
“As a mutual bank, providing fairly priced financial services to organizations & people
in our market area has been a guiding purpose since our founding 200 years ago,”
said Bob Rivers, Chair & CEO of Eastern Bank.
“Aligning community challenges & interests to Eastern’s core
banking products & philanthropic & advocacy efforts has long been our approach--
one we think is both ‘right’ and ‘smart’—and we are so pleased to welcome
Steve, Mitzi, Rebecca, Herby, Malia, & Jody to our Board.
They are thoughtful leaders, & we look forward to their insights in areas that include
real estate & economic development, community lending, support of minority-owned
businesses, innovation & start-ups, & the advancement of women & diverse communities.”
Written by : The Nation
"So what should grassroots activists & candidates do?
Consultants have made campaigns seem like rocket science, but they aren’t.
The basic formula is "50 percent + 1 = power," but there are a lot of ways to reach that goal.
Malia Lazu, Mel King Community Fellow at MIT, has come up with
10 things progressives can do to build a campaign for candidates who deserve to win."
By: Fairvote Staff
"During much of 2004, Malia left the IPS staff to serve as the
National Field Coordinator for Young Voters Alliance.
She campaigned to increase voter participation among young
Americans in Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin and New Mexico.
Prior to working for Young Voters Alliance, Malia was a youth coordinator for the
Democracy Action Project. In addition to her youth work in 2004,
Malia was a participant in the Showtime Original Series, American Candidate.
Malia mounted a presidential campaign for herself & finished second in the national call-in vote tally."
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