Disaster Recovery

Sep 18, 2013 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

At the White House: FEMA Think Tank on Innovating in Disasters

On August 25, 2013, I attended an all-day FEMA Think Tank on “Innovating in Disasters” at The White House Eisenhower Building in Washington, DC. With a room filled with 80+ creative people from the worlds of business, tech, the creative arts, philanthropy, state and city emergency services and led by

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Aug 16, 2013 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

Open Letter to Google: Gmail Tabs Segregates Communications from Nonprofits and the Arts

Dear Google, As an independent musician/recording artist and a nonprofit director, I am writing an open letter to Google to protest Gmail Tabs and the resulting segregation of communications from nonprofits and the arts. I write this after discussions with dozens of people who feel similarly concerned and deeply troubled

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Nov 13, 2012 | Post by: valerieghent No Comments

HURRICANE SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT: Songwriter’s Beat Nov 15, 2012

  With the overwhelming needs post-Sandy, we are organizing a HURRICANE SANDY RELIEF BENEFIT CONCERT with our November Songwriter’s Beat, to benefit people directly impacted by the hurricane. Please come, listen to great music by David Conrad, Valerie Ghent, Sasha Papernik, Lucy Foley, Chris Lee, and help us raise funds

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Nov 01, 2012 | Post by: valerieghent 22 Comments

NYC’s Westbeth Artists Housing Severely Damaged by Hurricane Sandy

SEE BELOW for Nov 12 WESTBETH UPDATE Westbeth Artists Housing, my home in the West Village of New York City, has been severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Nine feet of water flooded the Westbeth basement, destroying the boiler, oil tank, pumps and electrical equipment. Music studios, musical instruments, sculpture studios,

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