News Notes: Carolinas
RALEIGH, N.C. ‚ÄĒ The Vote Against Project will be taking to the super slab during the next few months to photograph participants who wish to defeat the anti-gay amendment on the May 8 ballot.
Outraged by the harm that the passage of the amendment would create, Raleigh photographer Curtis Brown began the initiative with a host of volunteers. The project aims to ‚Äúcreate a portrait of North Carolina unity ‚ÄĒ connected by a common bond to defeat discrimination.‚ÄĚ
Participants will be decked out in shirts that say ‚ÄúVote Against!‚ÄĚ Brown and his team will choose one image per person or group to post to the website to share with the community.
Free photo shoots will take place in the following cities through February: Jan. 24, Raleigh, Talley Student Center, North Carolina State University, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Jan. 26, Raleigh, Busy Bee & The Hive, 225 S. Wilmington St., 4-9 p.m.; and Jan. 28, Raleigh, Pullen Memorial Church, 1801 Hillsborough St., 12-6 p.m. Other cities which are on the tour, but which have locations left to be determined are: Feb. 17, Durham; Feb. 11, Wilmington; Feb. 23, Greenville; and sometime in March, Charlotte. Other venues will be announced when they are added to the list during the campaign period.
The team consists of Brown, project managers Shannon Ritchie and Ryan Smith, graphic designer Carl Broaddus, recruitment coordinator Lydia Kinton, web developer Rishish Pandey, stylist Dustin Slemp and online community coordinator Jeffrey Vizcaino.
To make contributions to the project or for more information, visit voteagainst.org.