How To Get InvolvedSubmitted by admin on Sun, 01/10/2010 - 11:20am
We're inviting you to be a volunteer!
The Icarus Project is a labor of love that exists through the efforts of an unruly mob of contributors: organizers, activists, artists, writers, musicians, students, tech geeks, interns and volunteers, all somehow held together by a small collective of 5 much-less-than-half-time paid co-coordinators, and loosely centered in a New York City office.
Keep in mind that we're all about d.i.y. autonomy and initiative - if you're inspired, then feel free to join. Here are some ways you can play a part in this mad circus!
Got a question on getting involved or need help? Just head over to the Forums and Icaristas will point you in the right direction.
Learn More. Read our mission and vision statement, check out our publications online (Navigating the Space Between Brilliance and Madness, Friends Make The Best Medicine, and Harm Reduction Guide to Coming Off Medications), and explore our vast collection of articles and links.
Be part of our Discussion Forums. The Icarus Discussion Forums are a wide-open terrain of all things mad gifts related. Offer peer support, contribute ideas and experiences, and post your story, photos, video, poetry, and art. You're welcome to either just read or join in the conversations.
Distribute Icarus publications and materials. Download and print or purchase copies of our publications for your friends, communities, local libraries, school, and everywhere you can think of.
Help Envision Icarus. Brainstorm ideas and visions about the Icarus flight plan on the forum here. Follow the Icarus Coordinator discussions by reading the email archives on Riseup.net, checking the Intergalactic Co-Coordinators Working Group pages, and the weekly coordinator conference call meeting minutes.
Join our monthly community call. Hear the voices of Icaristas, and reports about what people in local groups are doing around the country, and help shape Icarus with your ideas and brainstorms. Read notes and find out about the next call and how to join in here.
Host a speaker or film showing at a local venue or college. The Icarus guide Friends Make The Best Medicine has lots of ideas on how to do this, or email support(at)theicarusproject(dot)net for help.
Give feedback on bugs and technical problems with the website. The website is a work in progress. Find a technical problem? Report it on the forums here.
Dream up your own way of collaborating! Suprise us with your own Icarus-inspired collaborations -- and we'd love to hear what you're up to.