Benjamin Melançon Bio

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Benjamin Melançon's About Me (self-important edition for conferences and grants and such)

Justice, liberty, and the self-organization we need for both drive me to get involved in lots of stuff. Some groups I support are the Fund for Authentic Journalism, Carlitos Café y Galeria in Spanish Harlem New York, Gringoyo Productions, and COA News.

I helped found and was elected to the board of directors of Amazing Things Arts Center, which seeks to build community through the arts. Now I run the center's annual fundraising auction web site.

As co-founder of Agaric Design Collective, I develop and maintain web sites for companies, organizations, and individuals, using (and creating) open source free software-- mostly Drupal and some CiviCRM.

People who want a better world need to find and work with each other for us to move toward one. We have to connect and build the things and relationships that all people need. Together, we can. For part of my part, I'm helping to create an open, transparent, not-for-profit network called, and for, People Who Give a Damn.

Benjamin's About (condensed version)

At Agaric Design Collective I help make web sites for people who do things. We use open source free software to give groups, businesses, and individuals control over their online presence and communication. To give people power over their own lives in all respects – to further the causes of justice and liberty – I'm helping form a nonprofit organization of, by, and for People Who Give a Damn.