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Promoting compassion for animals and people…

The Chicago Tribune shined the spotlight on the work of Cynthia Bathurst, a recipient of the American Veterinary Medical Association‘s 2009 Humane Award. in yesterday’s edition of the paper. The Birmingham, AL native currently serves as the head of Safe Humane Chicago, a “2-year-old effort to fight violence by promoting compassion for animals as well as people,” as reported by the Mobile Press-Register earlier today.

The program works with more than 60 area organizations, including schools and churches and community groups to help get a message of anti-violence out to residents in the city’s high-crime areas.

Bathurst has also been featured on the City of Chicago’s website and was a founder of D.A.W.G.

Project M’s John Bielenberg’s in town today…

Project M logo - AIGA Birmingham…and he’ll be at The Bottletree this evening speaking thanks to AIGA Birmingham (it’ll be during happy hour – the festivities start at 6 p.m.

Bielenberg is the founder of Project M, what can only be described as a “life-changing…intensive” summer programs for young creative types. He will be stopping in on his way to Greensboro, AL, where he’s set up a studio next to Auburn’s Rural Studio, the inspiration for the initiative.

Participants in the program have been able to use their talents to look at supporting projects in Hale CountyEast Baltimore; Belfast, Maine; New Orleans; Costa Rica; and Ghana…

…and you’ve got a chance to talk to him here, tonight.

For the Record goes on, until 2.3

Alabama’s only statewide news program, For the Record, is scheduled to have its current format go dark after 25 years on the air come February 3. The Huntsville Times reported the story in this morning’s paper, with FTR moderator Tim Lennox offering this note on his blog earlier today.

It is one of several announcements expected later today from APTV’s Birmingham offices and according to the Times’ article, it may not be the only one due to proration for our state’s television station.

Kids Got The Vote kicks off tonight

Kids Got the Vote kickoff posterIf you’ve got a chance, you may want to stop on by WorkPlay tonight starting at 8 p.m. and learn more about plans to register young people to vote in advance of the November elections. Empower Alabama is partnering with Catalyst for Birmingham and Greater Birmingham Ministries in this effort which will include shows at WorkPlay and The Bottletree. Tonight’s event will feature catering by local restaurants and entertainment by DJs Nastique and Charles III and the All That Fuss dancers.

Coincidentally, this morning’s Birmingham News reported an increase in the number of African American voters registered in a front page story, pointing to Barack Obama’s bid for president. It’ll be interesting to see how many people are registered overall by November 4, 2008.