Written Work

Mind the Gap: Highlighting Women’s Representation on Wikipedia

This article was initially published on NDI’s DemWorks website. “What will people think of us when they look back and find that in 2017,  Wikipedia only had 16.97 percent of its biographies about women? They’ll say ‘shame on them,’” said Wikimedia-DC’s Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight at NDI, Wikimedia-DC and the Women’s Media Center’s first joint edit-a-thon. Wikipedia … Continue reading Mind the Gap: Highlighting Women’s Representation on Wikipedia

2017 Women’s March

The 2017 Women’s March was a worldwide protest, on January 21, 2017, the day after President Donald Trump was elected to office. It was the largest single-day protest in U.S. history. All photos were taken by Tamara Rasamny. “The mission of Women’s March is to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities … Continue reading 2017 Women’s March

Beautiful bullets: When guns turn into jewelry

This week, Syracuse’s Common Council voted to pass an agreement that would turn confiscated and surrendered guns and bullet casings into jewelry, where local non-profit organizations against gun violence receive about 20 to 25 percent of the proceeds. The agreement between the Common Council, the Syracuse Police Department, and Liberty United—the organization who change spare … Continue reading Beautiful bullets: When guns turn into jewelry

Common Council votes to update Syracuse Police Department’s bomb robot

Although this past weekend’s terrorist attacks on Paris and Beirut led to major cities around the world on high alert, the small city of Syracuse has also been wary of possible attacks. Last Monday, Syracuse’s Common Council voted unanimously to purchase a Power Hawk Non Energetic Remote Access Tool, or NERAT, to use as part … Continue reading Common Council votes to update Syracuse Police Department’s bomb robot

Mayor Miner’s email shutdown continues as Common Councilors pursue lawsuit

When Syracuse’s Common Councilor Bob Dougherty was invited to a city meeting this weekend, he had to forward the email invitation to six other councilors’ personal emails because they lost access to their work email months ago. These five councilors, along with the council president, city clerk, and other city staff employees have been unable … Continue reading Mayor Miner’s email shutdown continues as Common Councilors pursue lawsuit

Syracuse Councilors to provide free yoga classes to city employees

Syracuse’s Common Council unanimously voted to provide City employees with free yoga classes from September 10 to November 5, in an attempt to promote healthy and fit lifestyles. The program will be taught by Sophie Tashkovski and will last for nine weeks. This is her second time teaching yoga class with city employees, which was … Continue reading Syracuse Councilors to provide free yoga classes to city employees