Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

GOOD December Recent Highlights

Opening Party
12.08 hosted a DIY weekend and taught us how to screen print gift wrap and holiday cards, make pillows and place mats out of old plastic bags....
On Monday the folks at Planning for Good organized a great party with guest speakers from, Witness ( and the Children's Health Fund (
We co-hosted a launch party for Purus Vodka (, a new organic vodka that tastes great
and (incredibly) leaves you hangover free in the morning.
Climate Change from Art to Action. On Wednesday, Ben Jervey and Kelly Cox of the NRDC ( put together a lively discussion and launched their new initiative Speak Now, which uses online video blogs to urge congress to change American energy policies. The night also featured: The Melting: Art and Science on the Front lines of Climate Change, The Canary Project ( and Eve Mosher's High Water Line Project.
On Friday GOOD Magazine launched the Hope Equity Shuffleboard at the holiday party
And over the weekend Minh from Minnie Eat World stopped by ( to make white chocolate peppermint popcorn for everyone. (Check back for recipes.) On Saturday, Head Count set up a voter registration station and strategized for their 2008 efforts. On Sunday, Parson's Make Your Own Instrument Class held a performance in the Openhouse Theater -- our first community curated event.


Over the last week we've also hosted a series of i'm chats and interviews with thought leaders in the fields of micro-finance, climate change, human rights, social entrepreneurship, publishing, marketing, and design. (check back for transcripts and details)

12.08 CHAT #1: i'm building human rights
With Andrew Woods (Harvard Law School), Craig Walzer (Harvard Law School & Kennedy School of Government) and Sameer Padania (WITNESS)

12.09 CHAT #2: i'm on the ground
In Vietnam with Nathalie Miller of Chi-Em (

12.10 CHAT #3: i'm on campus
With Marina Kim (Ashoka), Scott Sherman and his Social Entreprenuership students (NYU) and Rebeca Hwang (Stanford Social Entrepreneurs' Challenge)

12.12 CHAT #4: i'm on the ground
In Bali with Will Bates of Step It Up

12.14 CHAT #5: i'm good
With Holiday Party Attendees including Liza Vadnai (Marketing Director, GOOD) & Alissa Walker (MediaBistro / Unbeige) and the GOOD team in LA -- including Zach Frechette (Editor-in-chief, GOOD)

12.15 CHAT #6: i'm building community
With Max Schorr (GOOD), Matt Stinchcomb (Etsy) and Ken Tanabe (Loving Day)

More to come this week including:

i'm on the ground: Argentina

i'm community playlists from:

KT Tunstall, Chris Funk of the Decemberists, DJ XXX (Alex from Spank
Rock, Chief Xcel (Blackalicious), Mago Bo, DJ Spooky, Ghislain Poirier
+ more

Garden in Transit's final stop, Global Goods Partners Marketplace,
and the Hope Equity Shuffleboard tournament.

As always, you can drop off clothes, cell phones, books, and ideas
every day from 11a-6p.

Event: Design Gathering

Tuesday, December 18, 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Design Gathering tonight at GOOD December

Hosted by:
Scott Stowell, Design Director of GOOD and Founder of Open

201 Mulberry Street, between Spring and Kenmare, NYC
Beverages and Food provided by Purus Vodka and Tom Cat Bakery

Please join us as we welcome our design presenters for the evening:
  • Andrew Sloat will screen some of his short typographic films based on the U.S. Consitution
  • Bobby Martin will share his inspiring work for the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem
  • The Holster will present Type Talks, an exercise in speaking and hearing the language of typography found around New York City
  • Amy Wang will talk about her Ametrica! project, an awareness campaign to help convert the U.S. to the metric system
  • Mike Essl will show some highlights of the world's largest collection of Mr. T memorabilia
  • Allan Chochinov will present highlights and lowlights from Core77's 77 Ultimate Design Gift Guide, including some special items that didn't make the list
  • Jonathan Harris will present The Whale Hunt

Monday, December 17, 2007

Event: Screening of Wade in the Water

Monday, December 17, 6:30pm

Wade in the Water + Q & A with first time filmmakers Elizabeth Wood and Gabriel Nussbaum

GOOD December will be screening Wade in the Water on Monday, December 17, at 6:30pm.

Through an impressionistic mix of home footage and uncensored interviews, the children of New Orleans’ struggling Central City neighborhood have created a riveting documentary.

No one set out to make a film: two young artists had come to New Orleans to help students work through the chaos of Katrina’s aftermath. Their documentary film class invited students to take video cameras home, and tell their stories on their own terms. The results quickly transcended the classroom.

Wade in the Water offers a poetic and disturbing portrait of post-flood life in New Orleans through the eyes of its children.

Read more about this documentary at
No RSVP necessary.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Event: Screening of A Son's Sacrifice

Sunday, December 16, 5:00pm

A Son's Sacrifice + Q & A with Director Yoni Brook and Producer Musa Syeed

GOOD December will be screening A Son's Sacrifice on Sunday, December 16, at 5pm. This film won the "Best Documentary Short" award at this year's Tribeca Film Festival and is an official selection at numerous other prestigious festivals.

The short follows the journey of Imran, a young American Muslim who struggles to take over his father's halal slaughterhouse in New York City. A first-generation American, Imran must confront his mixed heritage and gain acceptance from his father's immigrant community at the traditional storefront slaughterhouse. On the holiest day of the year, Imran must lead a sacrifice that will define him as a Muslim, as an American, and as a son.

Read more about the short film at
No RSVP necessary.

Other upcoming screenings:
Monday, December 17, 6:30pm
Wade in the Water + Q & A with first time filmmakers Elizabeth Wood and Gabriel Nussbaum

Monday, December 10, 2007

Sunday, December 9, 2007