Really in each issue of the Bittersweet zine we are seeking to answer two fundamental questions: How can I use my skills, experience, talents and time to engage in the critical social issues of our day, in our city? What are the needs?
Since we publish the zine quarterly, we’ve identified four broad themes to apply those questions to: Defending Human Rights (Fall), Economic Empowerment (Winter), Improving Public Health (Spring), and Cultivating Community Development (Summer).
There are innumerable issues that fall within each of those themes and dozens of organizations doing inspiring, much-needed work. Our goal is to highlight a handful of those organizations in order to equip our readership with enough information to understand ‘the need’, while also providing clear engagement opportunities.
Bittersweet Creative is committed to creating opportunities for creative professionals to use their skills, gifts, experience to contribute to meaningful work. So, we see the zine as one way that we can engage in our community and support initiatives and individuals doing awesome, necessary things.