Protezione Civile, Italia: February 2009 - December 2011...

Full service participation in Italian Civil Protection including first response-training and certification in: avalanche, chemical spill, earthquake, firefighting, first aid, flooding, snow inundation, map-reading.

I co-led an initiative to introduce communications protocols to our division in response to the receipt of EU radios and initiatives to standardize communications techniques across the region.

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Abruzzo Earthquake Response 2009

Abruzzo Earthquake Response 2009

Squadra 2009

Squadra 2009

Cultural/Lingusitic Mediator, Italy: 2009 - 2011...

Certified as English-Italian Cultural/Linguistic Mediator providing written and simultaneous translation, conflict resolution and cross-cultural assistance to municipalities, social services, hospitals, schools, immigration, prisons... in the Province of Vicenza (servicing 39 communities) and Treviso.

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WAC: Women's Action Coalition, New York City, 1992...

The Women's Action Coalition made itself a remarkable -- if fallible organization -- transforming the political landscape with direct action, extraordinary collaboration and creative intelligence. Our work set some records and our know-how remains a largely untapped reservoir of collective effort and individual insights.

For the full story, read my chapter: Louder than Words: A W.A.C. Chronicle, in But Is It Art?: The Spirit of Art As Activism, edited by Nin Felshin and published by Bay Press, Seattle, 1995.


From January 1992 through 1994, I was a founding member of WAC's media committee, authoring most of the early press releases by which -- along with our graphics and our drum corp -- garnered national and international media attention. My roles were many: media liaison, action strategist, spokesperson and philosopher-at-large. As WAC grew and my phone number was released as the office number, I also assumed the coordination WACNET, the network of affiliate groups across U.S. and internationally.

REFERENCES: WAC MEDIA [documentation available]

TV: Jane Pratt Show, Lifetime Cable- “Third Wave Feminism,” with Gloria Steinem & Rebecca Walker.
       AM/Philadelphia, WPVI-W- one hour program on “Contraception and Women's Rights.”
       Good Day New York, Fox News 5- “NYC Activism, Women and WAC.”
       NY1 - Feminist Response to Madonna's book, Sex.
       MTV - Public Service Announcement.
       VH1- Public Service Announcement.
       Interviews for ABC, BBC, CNN, NBC.

              WCBS New York
              CXLN Toronto, Canada
              Radio Today, Japan
              Fréquence Plurielle, Paris, France.

PRINT: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Houston Chronicle, The Toronto Star, Newsday,  The Washington Times, New York Magazine, Elle, Glamour, Sassy, Sacramento Bee, La Liberation and Elle: Paris, France, El Financero: Mexico City, Mexico.