Steampunk Spotlight: SteamPowered Cause

Today’s Steampunk Spotlight shines on an amazing group of people within the Steampunk community who are trying to mobilize Steampunk’s across the country and world to help others. The information below is directly from the organizers Geneviere DeLeMonde and Robin Thaxton.

A Steam Powered Cause is a group of Steampunk individuals that want to raise awareness and show support for various communities and causes, expanding more on the thought that Steampunk is indeed a community full of caring individuals.

They have a few projects/causes and are seeking support from the Steampunk Community.

The first concept was created by admin Robin Thaxton, part of the LGBTQ community.  She wants to get together and collect ‘Steampunk It Gets Better’ videos from various members of the Steampunk community and submit them under one channel. watch other It Gets Better videos to get an idea of what they’re looking for, but it’s mainly to help out people in the LGBTQ community who are being bullied or are having a difficulty with social acceptance due to their sexual preference.

All these videos will be uploaded to a single channel. Visit SteamPowered Cause on Facebook for more information or to contact the organizers.

Please share with your networks.

The second is for raising awareness for Breast cancer. It is a series of photo shoots by volunteers, hopefully taking place before/during October. Geneviere is setting up shoots and concepts in the San Antonio area, and she encourages others to take the lead on this in other parts of the county. I’m very proud to announce that I will be participating in a photo shoot with Geneviere in the Austin area for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Facebook discussion board for the photo shoots can be found here.

Their hope is that individuals who have their picture taken will set it as their profile picture across social networks for the month of October, or at least post it on their Facebook wall/blog. Geneviere says that there are plenty of spam messages going around to females about setting a status with some obscure meaning, but that doesn’t do much to raise awareness.

The third is a concept also developed by Robin Thaxton and is related to the NO H8 campaign. Their largest problem with the NO H8 campaign is that the photos aren’t something that one can do on their own. They have to wait for an official shoot to come into town and then do the photos.

The positive highlight is that it ensures people are donating to the cause. Although understandably, money is tight everywhere. They also have rules on what one can/can not wear- so one might have to get creative. They say a white shirt- so maybe one could make it into a white vest, black hat, white goggles… I don’t know. Just something on the slightly bit creative.

At the moment, the price goes for $40 individual shots, $25 per person in group. One can find details about when the next shoot at:

http://www.noh8campaign.com/events 

-_Q

In addition to the work of SteamPowered Cause, here are a few more Steampunk’s working to help those less fortunate.

First is James Conrad Agin’s event: 2011 Steampunk Christmas Charity Event, scheduled for December 10th. Facebook Event Page.

Second is by Clockwork Couture, also for Breast Cancer awareness:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/note.php?note_id=10150256307515896
http://www.facebook.com/?q=#/note.php?note_id=1015026969491589 

-_Q

Please visit SteamPowered Cause on Facebook & follow them on Twitter.

~ by omgrey on October 11, 2011.

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