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Week 4: Homework

Readings: (Due Monday, Feb. 25, 2013)
Book: Beginner’s Guide to Community-Based Arts pp. 59-100
Handouts: How to Write a Public Service Announcement

Online Course:
Please enroll in Prof. Palana’s course about online crowdfunding using this free link for AUR students here.
View Lectures 1, 4, 8, 9, 10OR all lectures up to the end of Section 3 (some are optional).

Blog Post: (Due online Thurs., Feb. 26, 2015 at 10:30PM.)
1. Come up with at least one idea for a person, family, community, cause, project, or charity that you would like to see our class do an online fundraising campaign for. Continue reading


Week 4: PSAs and Commercials

Public Service Announcements:
About PSAs
Memorable and Shocking PSAs
20 Best Public Service Announcements of the Last 30 Years
(a sarcastic,but decent list)

Blog Post about Feb. 17, 2015 Guest Speaker, Marsha De Salvatore

“Affluenza”: The True “Common Cold” Among the World’s Most Affluent (Samantha Lucci)

Affluenza articles

In the 1997 PBS documentary film Affluenza, producer John de Graaf comments on the current state of the United States’ consumer culture, focusing on shopping malls as the center of society’s materialism. From the film’s perspective, our communities’ excessive rates of consumption signify a growing epidemic–a contagious and inflammatory disease called “affluenza.” The film approaches the discussion of the epidemic using both comedy and drama to emphasize the absurd nature of our current consumer habits. It points out that Americans alone account for nearly half of the world’s hazardous waste while using up almost a third of its resources, alone. Americans make up only about five percent of the world population.  Continue reading

Autism Speaks: Lily Huber

Usually when I think about PSAs and the most memorable ones I have seen before, I first think of anti-drug ads, global warming, and political campaigns. But I wanted to share something different, and not often talked about. Autism Speaks is an amazing organization and it wasn’t until members and various speakers from the Autism Speaks visited my high school that I even understood what autism was.

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National MS Society: Claire

MS or Multiple Sclerosis is an incurable autoimmune disease.  The National MS Society is an American Organization that raises money for MS research and to improve the lives of those living with the disease.

I chose this cause because it is one that I have been involved with for as long as I can remember.  It is for that reason that I chose to blog about it. Continue reading

Public Service Announcement: Don’t Do Crack

This public service announcement is an anti-drug commercial that talks about how bad crack is. The ad, which stars Pee Wee Herman, is targeted towards younger viewers who may recognize Mr. Herman as a positive influence and will listen to him. In retrospect he has become sort of a joke, but at the time in the 1980s he was probably a good choice to be in this PSA.

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