(LOUISVILLE, Ky - September 19, 2019) Infographics that tell stories by visualizing data can help inspire social change and mobilize grassroots campaigns. Following a successful infographics design workshop this summer, the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will offer nonprofits in the state two additional day-long workshops to learn how to map out infographic solutions for reaching and activating policy makers, people with resources, and low-opportunity communities.
The workshops are part of the Foundation's Health for a Change training series that helps build the capacity of nonprofit organizations in the Commonwealth to do their work by offering free webinars and in-person workshops on a variety of topics. Both workshops are free and lunch is provided, but registration is required.
"Infographics for Social Change: A Graphic Ally Hackathon"
Topics covered are as follows: icon drafting, infographic composition, power dynamics in design, data framing, asset vs. deficit mapping, access to information, and grassroots design strategies.
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Madison County Public Library
507 West Main Street
Richmond, KY 40475
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (ET)
Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Training Room
1640 Lyndon Farm Court Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40223
The workshops will be led by international speaker, Adobe Creative Residency alumna, and award-winning infographic designer, Jessica Bellamy. In 2015, as a former neurodevelopmental science research analyst at the University of Louisville (UofL) and a community organizer, Bellamy created GRIDS: The Grassroots Information Design Studio, a social enterprise that combines grassroots organizing, research, and information graphics.
Bellamy is a graduate of UofL with degrees in drawing, graphic design and Pan African Studies, and a minor in Communication.
Information about other Health For a Change programs may be found on the Foundation's website here.
About the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Funded by an endowment, the mission of the nonpartisan Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is to address the unmet health needs of Kentuckians by developing and influencing policy, improving access to care, reducing health risks and disparities, and promoting health equity. Since the Foundation opened its doors in 2001, it has invested nearly $28 million in health policy research, advocacy, and demonstration project grants across the Commonwealth. Follow the Foundation on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, and visit our website at www.healthy-ky.org.
Bonnie J. Hackbarth