Current Art Work
Working on a new series of paintings that will
be shown at The
Brookline Art Center in January, 2022. The artwork will
tie into the art classes taught at the center.
The Jealous Peacock
14" x 21"
The next work in this series will be called "Vulture
Alchemy." Photos that show works in process and my working method can be seen on
Here is a
to purchase newly added prints on paper,
metal and canvas of new work, as well as of older works.
12" x 24"
12" x 12"
From 2021 to 2022 I will take online classes at the Harvard
Kennedy School to earn the Public Leadership Credential. In
the fall I will take two "Leadership and Ethics" classes.
Also, in the fall of 2021, I will take part in a Human Rights Research
and Policy Graduate Internship at The Advocates for Human Rights.
This month I spoke at one of
the "Mass Dems" meetings to make suggestions and
also share additional written suggestions for inclusion in the party
platform, with a focus on disability issues, including human
rights, housing, employment & education. Most of my
suggestions were included in some form in the
party platform including the statement "Massachusetts
Democrats Will Fight For: ..."The end of the use of the
graduated electronic decelerator on people with
Volunteering for "Elect
The Boston School Committee", a campaign to bring a
fully elected School Committee to Boston, MA. Jointly
designed the logo for this campaign with Kristin Johnson.
In the Boston Public Schools as a parent representative, I
serve as an alternate on the SPED PAC executive board, and
member of the Mission Hill K-8 governing board.
Recent Advocacy Work
Contributed to the
Planning and Development Steering Committee for Boston City
Councilor at Large, Julia Mejia, in the summer of 2021.
Also, contributed to the Boston City Council
working session for "Language and Communications Access
for City Services, for the Government Operations", on
Thursday, July 22, 2021, as a panelist. In this role, I
suggested updates to the text in the City of Boston Code,
Ordinances, Chapter VI, Section 6-10 with a focus on
increased access for disabled residents. To prepare for this
work I created a Powerpoint presentation titled "Improving
Accessibility for City Government in Boston, MA" that I
created with the help of @sunshineboston (on twitter). Was
given an assurance that this work will be continued in a
later ordinance by City Councilor at Large, Julia Mejia
with additional community engagement.
Recently served on the Boston Public
Schools Reopening Committee, in the spring of 2021, with a focus on advocating for
students who have I.E.P,s or 504 plans, as a parent representative.
Helped develop recommendations for how district ESSER
(Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief) funds
will be spent, with a focus on students with disabilities.