New Kites Intern
Emily Cohen joins Kites for the month of February
Thousand Kites is pleased to welcome Emily Cohen as an intern for this month.
The 10 year trajectory that led Emily to a one-month internship with TK in Feb 2009 was somewhat like this:
to the Bay Area of CA, study Comparative Literature in college,
volunteer with the Prisoners Literature Project and spend every Sunday
for the next 5 years reading letters from and sending free books to
incarcerated people all over the US, at times feel overwhelmed by the
enormity of the US prison system and those affected, tutor high school
students who often share stories of friends and family in prison, help
start a community arts space in Oakland, volunteer DJ for the Berkeley
Liberation Radio station, need a break from city living and move to
Vermont to work on an organic farm, still feel committed to prison
activism, feel curious about what other organizations out there are
doing, google search, find TK on the internet, see that it combines
several of your interests, have a free month, email, arrange, go.
then, relief and inspiration: discover that there is an incredible
amount of creative organizations and committed people working on
criminal justice issues.
Emily is spending her days here at Kites helping to organize the audio archive, build our organizational database, and is assisting the weekly radio program, Holler to the Hood.
Are you interested in interning with Kites for a month? Two? A whole summer? Contact us to learn more.