Pixel Project Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENT: Read For Pixels 2018 (International Women’s Day Edition)

reveal-read-for-pixels-2018-slideJANUARY 25th, 2018 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project , a 501(c)3 anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, is proud to announce their third International Women’s Day (IWD) Edition of their “Read For Pixels” campaign featuring live Google Hangouts with award-winning bestselling female authors in honour of International Women’s Day (IWD) 2018 and in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to raise US$1 million in aid of The Pixel Project. Participating authors include Amanda Hocking, Ann Aguirre, Beth Cato, Beverly Jenkins, Carrie Vaughn, Dana Cameron, Diana Rowland, Faith Hunter, Jodi Meadows, Lauren Oliver, Lynn Flewelling, and Molly Harper.

“Read For Pixels” IWD 2018 Google Hangout sessions will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings throughout March 2018. Each session will feature an author reading from one of their books and discussing their writing, why they support ending violence against women, and women in the media, geek culture, and popular culture. Each session will also include a live moderated Q&A session for fans and book lovers to ask their favourite authors questions in real time.

Participating authors have also generously donated a range of exclusive goodies to help The Pixel Project encourage fans and book lovers to donate to the Pixel Reveal campaign including: unique author-curated goodie bundles, signed first editions or book bundles by participating authors, sonnets written especially for donors, 1-to-1 Skype calls to talk about writing, tuckerisations, and more. Additional goodies are donated by NewCon Press, acclaimed authors Aliette de Bodard, Genevieve Valentine, Jacqueline Carey, Karen Rose, Kimberly Derting, Leigh Bardugo, Susan Dennard, and Nalini Singh, and up-and-coming YA author Juliana Spink Mills. Donations begin at as little as US$5 and the goodies are available to donors as “thank you” gifts and perks depending on the donation amount. Fundraising will take place in tandem with the Google Hangout series over the month of March.

“Violence against women is one of the most widespread and entrenched human rights violations in the world and The Pixel Project is delighted that so many acclaimed female authors have stepped up to join us in raising much-needed funds and widespread support for this cause,” said Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project.  “Since its debut in 2014, over 80 authors have participated in the Read For Pixels campaign, collaborating with us to raise approximately US$48,000 for the cause and ignite online discussions about violence against women by fans and supporters. This is the 4th year we’re holding the International Women’s Day Edition of the campaign in recognition of the importance of the voices of female authors, a number of whom have faced gender-based violence in their lives. It is our hope that their support of the cause will inspire fans of their wonderful books and book lovers worldwide to not only donate generously, but also begin taking action to stop the violence in their communities wherever they are in the world.”

 

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 For more information about Read For Pixels, contact Regina Yau at info@thepixelproject.net or visit: http://is.gd/Read4Pixels.

About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women at the intersection of of social media, online communities new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Read For Pixels 2017 (Fall Edition)

reveal-read-for-pixels-2017-fall-slideJuly 27th, 2017 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net), an anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, will be holding the fourth annual Fall Edition of their “Read For Pixels” campaign. “Read For Pixels” 2017 (Fall Edition) features live Google Hangouts with award-winning bestselling authors in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign (http://reveal.thepixelproject.net), which aims to raise US$1 million in aid of The Pixel Project. Participating authors include Adrian Tchaikovsky, Alafair Burke, Genevieve Valentine, Ilona Andrews, Isaac Marion, Kass Morgan, Ken Liu, Kristen Britain, Paul Tremblay, Sara Raasch, Soman Chainani, and Vicki Pettersson.

“Read For Pixels” 2017 (Fall Edition) Google Hangout sessions will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings from September 1st to October 1st 2017. Each session will feature an author reading from one of their books and discussing women and girls in their books, why they support ending violence against women, and women in the media, geek culture, and popular culture. Each session will also include a live moderated Q&A session for fans and book lovers to ask their favourite authors questions in real time.

Participating authors have also generously donated a range of exclusive goodies to help The Pixel Project encourage fans and book lovers to donate to the Pixel Reveal campaign including: Exclusive swag bags and book bundles, signed first editions or special editions of participating authors’ books, micro stories written especially for donors, a chance to be a minor character in their upcoming books, and more. There are also exclusive goodies courtesy of Aliette de Bodard, Charles de Lint, Dan Wells, Karen Rose, Kendare Blake, Steven Erikson, and more. In addition, the Berkley and Ace/Roc/DAW imprints at Penguin Random House are each donating a mystery book box. Donations begin at as little as US$5 and the goodies are available to donors as “thank you” gifts and perks depending on the donation amount. Fundraising will take place on Rally Up in tandem with the Google Hangout series over the month of September 2017.

“Violence against women is one of the most widespread and entrenched human rights violations in the world and The Pixel Project is delighted that so many acclaimed authors have stepped up to join us in raising much-needed funds and widespread support for this cause,” said Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project.  “To date, the Read For Pixels campaign have collectively raised almost US$44,000 for the cause and ignited online discussions about violence against women by fans and supporters. We will continue to hold the Fall Edition of “Read For Pixels” annually in September as part of our ongoing programme of Read For Pixels events and activities. It is our hope that the authors’ support of the cause will inspire fans of their wonderful books and book lovers worldwide to not only donate generously, but also begin taking action to stop the violence in their communities wherever they are in the world.”

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For more information about Read For Pixels, contact Regina Yau or Maria del Rio at info@thepixelproject.net or visit: http://is.gd/Read4Pixels.

About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Read For Pixels “Flash Donation Matching Weekend” with New York Times Bestselling Author Karen Rose

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MARCH 8TH  2017 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project, a 501(c)3  anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, is thrilled to announce the first ever Read For Pixels Flash Donation Weekend courtesy of New York Times bestselling mystery/thriller author Karen Rose which will take place from 12am PST March 11th 2017 to 11.59pm PST March 13th 2017. Ms. Rose has pledged a dollar-to-dollar match for up to a maximum of $4000 in donations made to the Read For Pixels 2017 (International Women’s Day Edition) campaign during this period.

Ms. Rose’s generous pledge covers any donations coming in via the Read For Pixels (IWD Edition) fundraiser during these three days whether they are made by book fans in order to get exclusive perks and goodies from their favourite authors or are standalone donations.

To encourage her global fan community to support the cause, Ms. Rose will also make several unique goodies available on the Read For Pixels fundraising page to reward her fans worldwide for donating. These include 1-to-1 Skype calls for individuals and book clubs as well as goodie bundles comprising her books or series paired with hand-knit items that she has personally made in support of the Read For Pixels campaign.

In addition to Ms. Rose’s contributions, all perks and goodies donated by authors and publishers for the campaign will be released just in time for the 11th March kick-off of the Flash Donation Matching Weekend. There will exclusive goodies from the 11 other Read For Pixels authors including Aliette de Bodard, Jacqueline Carey, Karen Chance, Kendare Blake, Kristin Cast, Laini Taylor, Mary Robinette Kowal, Michelle Hodkin, Michelle Sagara, Shannon Mayer, and Tessa Gratton. Additional goodies come courtesy of Penguin Random House’s Berkeley and Ace/Roc/Daw imprints, acclaimed Fantasy authors Anne Bishop, Darynda Jones, Diana Gabaldon, Kate Elliot, Keri Arthur, Kimberly Derting, and many more.

All funds raised are in support of The Pixel Project’s Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to get men and boys on board the cause to end violence against women while raising US$1 million to keep The Pixel Project’s anti-Violence Against Women campaigns, programmes, and initiatives alive.

Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project, said: “Karen Rose has been a staunch long-time supporter of the movement to end violence against women and it is our hope that her generosity will inspire book lovers worldwide to not only attend the upcoming Read For Pixels author Google Hangouts, but to also donate generously and begin taking action to stop the violence in their communities wherever they are in the world.”

To donate to the campaign during the Flash Donation Matching Weekend, visit https://thepixelproject.rallyup.com/read4pixels2017-iwd

To learn more about Read For Pixel, visit: http://is.gd/Read4Pixels

To learn more about The Pixel Project, visit www.thepixelproject.net

 

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For more information, contact Regina Yau at info@thepixelproject.net 

About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using  a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

About Karen Rose (www.karenrosebooks.com)

Award winning, internationally bestselling romantic suspense author Karen Rose earned her degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland.  She lived in Cincinnati and worked in the engineering field for years before she began writing novels in 2003.  Rose currently lives in Florida.  Connect with her online at karenrosebooks.com, and facebook.com/KarenRoseBooks.

CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT: THE “16 FOR 16″ CAMPAIGN 2015

NOVEMBER 25TH, 2015 (WORLDWIDE):The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net), a global, virtual anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, is proud to launch the 6th annual “16 For 16” blogging campaign in support of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence. The campaign runs from 25th November – 10th December and aims to raise awareness about Violence Against Women (VAW) through 16 articles about VAW. The campaign also provides supporters with a way to donate to the cause without breaking the bank during the year-end holiday season. This is also the first year that the fundraising component of the “16 For 16” campaign will be anchored around the annual #GivingTuesday fundraising day that takes place on the first Tuesday of December.

In line with the last 5 years, The Pixel Project will publish one blog article for every day of the 16 Days of Activism. Each article presents a list of 16 positive ideas, solutions, and people revolving around specific topics related to understanding, preventing, stopping and ending VAW. Each article addresses different demographics and communities. Each idea and solution is bite-sized – simple to understand and easy for the layperson to put into action. This year’s articles include The Pixel Project’s annual lists of 16 Female Role Models, 16 anti-VAW films, 16 positive and empowering songs, 16 anti-VAW Facebook pages, and 16 anti-VAW Twitter accounts. Other articles run the gamut from 16 anti-VAW filmmakers to 16 ideas for kids and teens to take action against VAW to 16 anti-VAW public service announcements.

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This year, the “16 For 16” fundraiser is held on Indiegogo and will run for the full 16 Days of Activism – a period which also encompasses #GivingTuesday. All funds raised will go towards supporting the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign, which aims to raise US$1 million in aid of The Pixel Project and the USA’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The Pixel Reveal campaign has raised $23,773 (23,773 pixels revealed) to date and is aiming to reach the $25,000 (25,000 pixels revealed) fundraising milestone through the “16 For 16” #GivingTuesday fundraiser.

8 music artistes and 5 authors have generously donated a range of exclusive goodies to help The Pixel Project encourage music fans and book lovers to donate this holiday season. These include: One-of-a-kind opportunities to become a minor character in upcoming books by acclaimed authors, original songs written for donors, 1-to-1 Skype concerts, exclusive author swag, and more. In addition, Grammy Award winner Colbie Caillat has donated an autographed ukulele that will be available as a thank you gift for one generous donor. Donations begin at as little as US$10 and the goodies are available to donors as “thank you” gifts and perks depending on the donation amount.

Participating award-winning bestselling authors include Charlaine Harris, Christina Lauren, Elizabeth Bear, Jane Green, and Yasmine Galenorn. Participating music artistes include rising artistes, Indie singer-songwriters, and YouTube stars such as AHMIR (YouTube’s #1 R&B band and The Pixel Project’s YouTube Ambassador), Adam Web, Alexis Umathum, Hannah Wondmeneh, Juliet Weybret, Mary Scholz, Miguel Dakota, and Olivia Thai.

“Violence against women is one of the most widespread and entrenched human rights violations in the world,” said Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project. “We are delighted that so many authors and music artistes have stepped up to join us in raising much-needed funds and widespread support for this cause. We hope that music fans and book lovers worldwide will donate generously this holiday season to help us reach the $25,000 (25,000 pixels revealed) milestone.”

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For more information about the “16 For 16” campaign, visit: http://bit.ly/16Days.

To donate to our “16 For 16″ #GivingTuesday fundraiser, visit: http://is.gd/16DaysGT2015

About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds, and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Read For Pixels 2015 (Fall Edition) – Live Google Hangouts with Award-winning Bestselling Authors saying NO to Violence Against Women

reveal-read-for-pixels-fall2015-slideAugust 3rd, 2015 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net), an anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, will be holding the second annual Fall Edition of their Read For Pixels campaign. Read For Pixels 2015 (Fall Edition) features live Google Hangouts with award-winning bestselling authors in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign (http://reveal.thepixelproject.net), which aims to raise US$1 million in aid of The Pixel Project and the USA’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (www.ncadv.org). Participating authors include Andrea Cremer, Colleen Gleason, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Jim C. Hines, Jonathan Maberry, Kate Elliott, Leigh Bardugo, Meg Cabot, Rick Yancey, Scott Sigler, and Tad Williams.

Read For Pixels 2015 (Fall Edition) Google Hangout sessions will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings throughout September 2015. Each session will feature an author reading from one of their books and discussing their writing, why they support ending violence against women, and women in the media, geek culture, and popular culture. Each session will also include a live moderated Q&A session for fans and book lovers to ask their favourite authors questions in real time.

Participating authors have also generously donated a range of exclusive goodies to help The Pixel Project encourage fans and book lovers to donate to the Pixel Reveal campaign including: exclusive swag bags just for Read For Pixels donors, signed first editions or special editions of participating authors’ books, a chance to be a minor character in their upcoming books, and more. In addition, Berkeley/NAL at Penguin Random House and HarperTeen at HarperCollins are donating mystery book boxes. Donations begin at as little as US$5 and the goodies are available to donors as “thank you” gifts and perks depending on the donation amount. Fundraising will take place on Indiegogo in tandem with the Google Hangout series over the month of September.

“Violence against women is one of the most widespread and entrenched human rights violations in the world and The Pixel Project is delighted that so many acclaimed authors have stepped up to join us in raising much-needed funds and widespread support for this cause,” said Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project.  “Since its first Google Hangout series and fundraiser launched in September 2014, the Read For Pixels campaign has successfully raised over US$14,000 for the cause and ignited online discussions about violence against women by fans and supporters. We will continue to hold the Fall Edition of Read For Pixels annually in September. It is our hope that their support of the cause will inspire fans of their wonderful books and book lovers worldwide to not only donate generously, but also begin taking action to stop the violence in their communities wherever they are in the world.”

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For media and donor inquiries: Regina Yau / Maria Del Rio – info@thepixelproject.net / pixelprojectteam@gmail.com

More information about Read For Pixels can be found at: http://is.gd/Read4Pixels 

About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using  a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

ANNOUNCEMENT: THE MUSIC FOR PIXELS SUMMER CHARITY CONCERT

m4p-summer-charity-concert2015-slide (3)May 6th 2015, WORLDWIDE: The Pixel Project, the virtual volunteer-led 501(c)3 non-profit working to end Violence Against Women (VAW) worldwide, will be presenting their first ever Music For Pixels Summer Charity Concert to kick off summer 2015. This concert is a live-streaming 12-hour positive music marathon on Google Hangout featuring 23 artists from 5 countries (Barbados, Canada, Sweden, the UK and the USA) saying NO to VAW with their music and helping raise funds for the cause.

The concert will run non-stop from 10am EST – 10pm EST on June 6th 2015 and will be divided into 6 two-hour sessions that will run consecutively. Each session will feature 4 artists performing a set of their songs and talking about why they support ending violence against women. Each artiste’s slot also includes a moderated Q&A session for artists’ fans and music lovers to ask them questions live.

The Music For Pixels concert is part of The Pixel Project’s Music For Pixels program in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign. The Pixel Reveal campaign aims to raise US$1 million in aid of the U.S.’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and The Pixel Project by inspiring the global audience to collectively reveal a million-pixel collage of mystery Celebrity Male Role Model portraits online by donating US$1 per pixel. The distinguished line-up of mystery Celebrity Male Role Models includes a Nobel Laureate, a Pulitzer Prize Winner, and a superstar Environmentalist.

Participating artists have generously donated a range of exclusive musical goodies to encourage music fans to donate to the Pixel Reveal campaign including: 1-to-1 Skype concerts with artists, autographed CDs and EPs, and more. In addition, Grammy Award winner Colbie Caillat has donated an autographed ukulele that will be available as a thank you gift for one generous donor. Donations begin at as little as US$5 and the goodies are available to donors as “thank you” perks depending on the donation amount. Fundraising will take place throughout the month of June on Indiegogo in tandem with the concert .

Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project, said: “This is the first time that a 12-hour charity concert has ever been held on Google Hangout with artists performing songs with themes including women’s empowerment, compassion, love, and courage. Through the music, and also the concert hashtag #GetNoisy, we hope that the concert will not only inspire legions of music fans to rise up and speak out against violence against women in their communities, but also take action in their communities and give generously to the Pixel Reveal campaign. We look forward to doing so with the support of our YouTube Music Ambassador, AHMIR; and our music partner, the Positive Music Association.”

Scott Johnson, Founder and Executive Director of the Positive Music Association (PMA) said: “Empowering women and treating them with kindness and respect is critical in creating healthy societies. What better way to raise awareness of this global issue than through the international language of music? The PMA is proud to be a part of The Pixel Project’s Music For Pixels Summer Marathon Concert.”

AHMIR, The Pixel Project’s long-time YouTube Ambassador who will be kicking off the concert with a special 45-minute performance and chat session, said: “This is really an exciting experience for us. To know that we are joining 22 other artists, both from the U.S. and abroad, to unite for a 12-hour concert that can be viewed anywhere in the world to support a message we feel so strongly about is awesome. This is how you make a difference.”

This year’s Music For Pixels artists performing at the concert are: AHMIR, Adam Web, Alexis Umathum, Bob Sima, Carolan Deacon, Cecilia St. King, Debbie Reifer, Eva Universe, Haley Blais, Hannah Wondmeneh, Harold Payne, Jake Roque, Jana Stanfield, Juliet Weybret, Katie Sky, Lauren Ruth Ward, L. Young, Mary Scholz, Miguel Dakota, Nathen Aswell, Olivia Thai, Rochelle Diamante, and ULRIKA.

 

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For information about the concert, please visit: http://is.gd/GetNoisy2015

For further queries about the concert, contact Regina Yau or Maria del Rio: info@thepixelproject.net

Pixel Project ThumbnailAbout The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using the power of the internet and pop culture/the arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

 

Music For Pixels ThumbnailAbout Music For Pixels (http://music4pixels.thepixelproject.net)

Music For Pixels, a campaign by The Pixel Project, is the first music-based social media campaign to exclusively collaborate with YouTube artists and rising stars speaking up to prevent and stop Violence Against Women through music video PSAs and online music events while raising funds for the cause via digital music downloads and music-driven crowdfunding campaigns

 

 

New PMA logoAbout the Positive Music Association (http://www.PositiveMusicAssociation.com)

The Positive Music Association is an international organisation dedicated to promoting Positive music and those who create it. Positive music is defined as lyric-based songs with universal, life-affirming messages. Positive music can inspire, heal, uplift, empower, energize, unite and enlighten. It is used to help create and awaken people to a more peaceful, sustainable and healthy world that works for everyone. Founded in 2003, the PMA has over 375 members in 12 countries. For more information, contact Scott@PositiveMusicAssociation.com.

 

About AHMIR (www.youtube.com/ahmirTV)  

AHMIR_YouTube_LogoFeatured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Us Weekly, FUSE, and Billboard, AHMIR is the #1 Most Popular R&B Group on YouTube with over 75 million video views and comments by celebrities such as Ryan Seacrest, Ashton Kutcher, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and more. Yahoo! listed them as the “Top 5 YouTube Cover Artists:  The Best Acts You Should Be Listening To Today.” The group has used their success to support several charity organizations including The Pixel Project, Lucy’s Love Bus, and the American Cancer Society. Their cover video of P!nk’s “Perfect” was named one of the top Anti-Bullying PSA’s by The Huffington Post. AHMIR is signed to Robbins Entertainment and have recently released their debut single entitled “WAR” to Top 40 radio nationwide.

ANNOUNCEMENT: Charlaine Harris reddit AMA Session for Read For Pixels Campaign

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MARCH 21st 2015 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project, a global, virtual, volunteer-led 501(c)3 nonprofit working to end violence against women worldwide,  is delighted to announce that Charlaine Harris, the New York Times bestselling author of the SOOKIE STACKHOUSE series and the MIDNIGHT, TEXAS series, will be holding a special live reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) session in support of the Read For Pixels 2015 campaign (International Women’s Day Edition). The AMA session will begin at 2pm EST, March 26th 2015 (Thursday) at http://reddit.com/r/books

This special Read For Pixels AMA session is held a companion event to Ms Harris’s March 15th 2015 Read For Pixels Google Hangout session to give fans who were unable to attend or ask their questions during the Google Hangout a chance to do so. Throughout the day, Ms. Harris will be answering as many questions from fans and book lovers as she can. As reddit AMA sessions are posted on a live forum, it will only appear at the scheduled start time. To ask questions, readers will need to sign in/register with reddit.

UPDATE: The reddit AMA is now live! Fans and supporters can drop off their questions at the link below:

https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/30douw/i_am_charlaine_harris_bestselling_author_of_the/

Ms. Harris will also be talking about why she supports stopping violence against women  as well as the special chance for one generous donor to the Read For Pixels IWD 2015 Indiegogo fundraiser to become a minor character in her next MIDNIGHT, TEXAS book! The Read For Pixels IWD 2015 Indiegogo fundraiser aims to raise at least $6,000. All proceeds go towards the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign‘s goal of raising $1 million in benefit of The Pixel Project and the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

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More information about Read For Pixels can be found at: http://is.gd/Read4Pixels

To donate to get any of the exclusive author goodies and perks including Charlaine’s, go to http://is.gd/R4PIndiegogoIWD.

For any inquiries, contact The Pixel Project team at info@thepixelproject.net.

About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using  a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

About Reddit (www.reddit.com)

reddit was founded by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian in 2005, and is an online community where users submit, vote, and comment on content, stories, and discussions. The hottest stories as determined by the community through discussions and voting rise to the top of the site, while cooler stories sink. Anyone can create a community (called a “subreddit”); each subreddit is independent and moderated by a team of volunteers. reddit is open source, and community members are constantly tinkering and contributing features and translations back to the site. As of March 2015, reddit received more than 6.6 Billion page views and 151 million unique visitors. In addition, reddit also hosts the world’s largest gift exchange as listed in the Guinness Book of World Records through redditgifts.com, and features video and original programming through reddit.tv. For more information visit http://www.reddit.com/about.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Read For Pixels 2015 (International Women’s Day Edition) – Live Google Hangouts with Award-winning Bestselling Female Authors saying NO to Violence Against Women

reveal-read-for-pixels2015-slide (1)FEBRUARY 2, 2015 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project, an anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, will be holding the first International Women’s Day (IWD) Edition of their “Read For Pixels” Google Hangout campaign which will kick off on March 1st, 2015. “Read For Pixels” IWD 2015 features live Google Hangouts with award-winning bestselling female authors in honour of International Women’s Day 2015 and in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign, which aims to raise US$1 million in aid of The Pixel Project and the USA’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Participating authors include Alexandra Monir, Charlaine Harris, Christina Lauren, Diane Chamberlain, Elizabeth Bear, Jane Green, Jaye Wells, Kami Garcia, Lauren Beukes, Seanan McGuire, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Yasmine Galenorn.

“Read For Pixels” IWD 2015 Google Hangout sessions will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings throughout March 2015. Each session will feature an author reading from one of their books and discussing their writing, why they support ending violence against women, and women in the media, geek culture, and popular culture. Each session will also include a live moderated Q&A session for fans and book lovers to ask their favourite authors questions in real time.

Participating authors have also generously donated a range of exclusive goodies to help The Pixel Project encourage fans and book lovers to donate to the Pixel Reveal campaign including: 1-to-1 Skype chats for fans and book clubs, signed first editions or special editions of participating authors’ books, a chance to be a minor character in their upcoming books, and more. Additional goodies are donated by Berkeley/NAL at Penguin Random House, and bestselling romance author Nalini Singh. Donations begin at as little as US$5 and the goodies are available to donors as “thank you” gifts and perks depending on the donation amount. Fundraising will take place on Indiegogo in tandem with the Google Hangout series over the month of March.

“Violence against women is one of the most widespread and entrenched human rights violations in the world and The Pixel Project is delighted that so many acclaimed female authors have stepped up to join us in raising much-needed funds and widespread support for this cause,” said Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project.  “Our first Read For Pixels campaign successfully raised over US$7,000 for the cause and ignited online discussions about violence against women by fans and supporters. We will not only continue to hold “Read For Pixels” annually in September and have also created this special International Women’s Day Edition of the “Read For Pixels” campaign  in recognition of the importance of highlighting the voices of female authors, a number of whom have faced gender-based violence in their lives. It is our hope that their support of the cause will inspire fans of their wonderful books and book lovers worldwide to not only donate generously, but also begin taking action to stop the violence in their communities wherever they are in the world.”

More information about Read For Pixels can be found at: http://is.gd/Read4Pixels.

 

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 Media Contact: Regina Yau or Maria Del Rio – info@thepixelproject.net / pixelprojectteam@gmail.com

About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using  a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

CALL TO ACTION: The Survivor Stories Blog Interview Project 2015

Blog and PenIn honour of Mother’s Day 2015,  The Pixel Project cordially invites women and girls who have survived gender-based violence to join our second annual Survivor Stories Blog Interview Project.

The project will feature an interview with a survivor per day on The Pixel Project’s blog throughout the month of May 2015. A total of 31 survivor stories will be featured and the focus of the interviews would be on how survivors have rebuilt their lives and/or healed from the violence.

The Survivor Stories Blog Interview Project is created to:

  • Give interviewees a platform to share their stories and solutions/ideas on how they rebuilt their lives and healed/are healing.
  • Give girls and women currently experiencing or have survived the violence ideas and inspiration and hope to escape the violence and know that there is light at the tunnel and there is help out there.

This project is also part of a programme of initiatives held throughout 2015 in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to:

  • Raise US$1 million for NCADV and The Pixel Project to fund our respective programmes, project and campaigns to end violence against women and girls.
  • Raise awareness about the role of men and boys in helping stop violence against women in their communities through highlighting the importance of positive non-violent prominent male role models.

Survivors of any form of violence against women including domestic violence, rape, sexual assault, female genital mutilation, acid attacks, sex trafficking, breast ironing, and forced marriage/child marriage, are welcome to participate. Survivors may also come from any part of the world.

The interview will take the form of filling in a short Word-format interview form in English; then returning it to The Pixel Project by emailing it to info@thepixelproject.net or pixelprojectteam@gmail.com by the deadline of 31 March 2015.

To download the interview sheet, click this link:

 http://reveal.thepixelproject.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/The-Pixel-Project-Survivor-Stories-Project-Interview-Sheet-2015.doc

For further information and assistance:

Email The Pixel Project team – info@thepixelproject.net

For more information about The Pixel Project: 

Visit http://www.thepixelproject.net

For more information about The Pixel Project’s Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign:

Visit http://reveal.thepixelproject.net

CAMPAIGN ANNOUNCEMENT: Special Pre-launch Reddit “Ask Me Anything” Marathon with “Read For Pixels” 2014 Authors

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AUGUST 31st, 2014 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project, an anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, will be teaming up with select communities on reddit, one of the biggest social networking communities in the world, for a special two-day “Read For Pixels” AMA (Ask Me Anything) marathon on September 2nd and September 3rd 2014. This marathon is being held in support of the upcoming “Read For Pixels” 2014 campaign, which will feature live Google Hangouts with award-winning bestselling authors in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign, which aims to raise US$1 million in aid of The Pixel Project and the USA’s National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

This special AMA marathon will be hosted at the Books subreddit (www.reddit/r/books). “Read For Pixels authors participating in this AMA marathon include Ellen Hopkins, Robert J. Sawyer, Cinda Williams Chima, Chuck Wendig, Delilah S. Dawson, Alyson Noel, Jasper Fforde, Simone Elkeles, and G. Willow Wilson. The AMA will be overseen by over 12 moderators from the Books and Fantasy subreddits.

“Violence against women is one of the most widespread and entrenched human rights violations in the world and The Pixel Project is delighted that reddit will be joining us in building widespread support for the cause via Read For Pixels,” said Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project. “It is our hope that members of the reddit community showing their support of the cause to end violence against women will inspire others worldwide to not only attend the upcoming author Google Hangouts, but to also donate generously and begin taking action to stop the violence in their communities wherever they are in the world.”

More information about Read For Pixels can be found at: http://is.gd/Read4Pixels2014.

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For more information, contact The Pixel Project team at info@thepixelproject.net.

About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)

The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women using  a combination of social media, new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts. Their flagship initiative is the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to turbo-charge global awareness about VAW using social media while raising US$1 million by getting a global audience to collectively unveil a million-pixel mystery collage of Celebrity Male Role Models at US$1 per pixel.

About Reddit (www.reddit.com)

Reddit is one of the largest social networking / interest group sites on the web.  It is made up of thousands of sub-groups that range from generic ‘books’ or ‘sports’ to niche communities like ‘Fantasy’ to some of the oddest groups on the internet.  Each community is moderated by volunteers and, collectively, they make up reddit.com. The reddit.com Books community (www.reddit.com/r/books) is made up of 2.7 million fans of books and literature – one of the biggest groups on the site. The Fantasy group (www.reddit.com/r/fantasy) is a collection of 60,000 speculative fiction fans and a writer-friendly place that has hosted more than 200 of these ‘Ask Me Anything’ or AMA sessions.