Service to Community

My service to our community includes increasing Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. I help where I can make a difference.

Clarissa Uprooted: Unearthing Stories of Our Village (1940s-early 1970s) (DEIJ)
I helped Marijaye Blanchard collaborated with Center for Teen Empowerment and WXXI to work with youth from Rochester learn how to create digital graphics and make a 360 video about the destruction of Clarissa street in Rochester.  Marijaye led the students in thinking about the story and assembling the 360 video while I helped the students learn basic photoshop skills to cut out images needed for use the film. This film is on display at RIT's City Art Space downtown Rochester from 3 Aug - Jul 24 2022. It is also available online through TeenEmpowermentTV on youtube and shown below.
Clarissa Street before the destruction
Clarissa Street before the destruction
Clarissa Street today
Clarissa Street today
Discussing Story
Discussing Story
Planning the layout for the film
Planning the layout for the film
3D PRINTING FACE SHIELDS FOR COVID EMERGENCY
I participated in 3D printing face shields for medical staff because personal protective equipment was in short supply when COVID hit the United States. I took it upon myself to find a way that I could help with this crisis. I found the design online and began printing them on my personal printer. I later joined a group called Face Shields ROC where other people were doing the same thing I was doing. This collaboration helped to coordinate efforts in the area. I created 350 face shields in total.
First face shield frame print
First face shield frame print
Laser cutting shield
Laser cutting shield
Fully Assembled
Fully Assembled
Cleaned and packaged
Cleaned and packaged
Increasing Production. Had to start a new print every hour
Increasing Production. Had to start a new print every hour
Donations from RIT!
Donations from RIT!
test printing new filiment
test printing new filiment
That didn't work so well
That didn't work so well
Finally dialed in correct temp
Finally dialed in correct temp
increasing production
increasing production
Ready to fight back
Ready to fight back
First drop-off
First drop-off
Learned to stack prints
Learned to stack prints
Printed in a stack
Printed in a stack
Maximizing Printing space
Maximizing Printing space
Stack printing and interlaced stacks x2 speed increase
Stack printing and interlaced stacks x2 speed increase
Just need to be separated
Just need to be separated
Top View Stacked frames
Top View Stacked frames
More ready to go
More ready to go
New black filiment
New black filiment
Great stack!
Great stack!
24 hr print!
24 hr print!
60 Frames in one print!
60 Frames in one print!
Next run completely melted to filament heater
Next run completely melted to filament heater
Finally got it off
Finally got it off
Worst filament ever!  The pieces stuck together!
Worst filament ever! The pieces stuck together!
Filament went wild!
Filament went wild!
Sliced finger trying to separate them
Sliced finger trying to separate them
This filament so brittle
This filament so brittle
OB Department putting them to use!
OB Department putting them to use!
Dr. Pam showing hers off
Dr. Pam showing hers off
SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTIVIST
I participated in supporting our black and brown community by attending marches and protests against the way the police have been mistreating them. I created a chalk mural after the death of Daniel Prude on his birthday.
Marching after George Floyd
Marching after George Floyd
George Floyd March
George Floyd March
Daniel Prude Memorial
Daniel Prude Memorial
Getting Attacked with Pepper Pellets
Getting Attacked with Pepper Pellets
Protesting for Daniel Prude
Protesting for Daniel Prude
Protesting again for Daniel Prude
Protesting again for Daniel Prude
Daniel Prude Injustice
Daniel Prude Injustice
Gathering at City Hall for Daniel Prude
Gathering at City Hall for Daniel Prude
Start of Daniel Prude Murial
Start of Daniel Prude Murial
Filling in Daniel Prude Murial
Filling in Daniel Prude Murial
Progress Daniel Prude Murial
Progress Daniel Prude Murial
Daniel Prude Mural Finished
Daniel Prude Mural Finished
Daniel Prude Mural Finished From Above
Daniel Prude Mural Finished From Above
More Protesting for Daniel Prude
More Protesting for Daniel Prude

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