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Linda Lopez

New York, NY, United States

President

Member since July 18, 2007

The Media Communications Association International is a global community of media professionals devoted to the business and art of visual communication. MCAI provides to its members opportunities for networking and career advancement, and access to education and information, through monthly seminars, workshops, social events, newsletters, and screenings.

The New York Chapter is one of MCAI's largest, with members throughout the New York Tri-state Area who do business across the country and around the globe. It is also the proud presenter of Stories from the Field, the Annual United Nations Documentary Film Festival, which takes place each spring, and is produced in cooperation with the United Nations and The New School.

Learn more about us:
MCAI New York www.mcainy.org
Stories from the Field, the Annual United Nations Documentary Film Festival www.storiesfromthefield.org
FOCUS on New York Media www.mcainy.org/focus

MCAI NY is in need of a Web design angel for its two sites and its online newsletter. In return, we can offer first-rate visibility at and leading up to our 2008 Stories from the Field film festival.

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My Volunteer Life

My primary trade association is the Media Communications Association International. I serve on the international board of directors; as president of the New York Chapter; and as the editor of FOCUS on New York Media, www.mcainy.org, and www.storiesfromthefield.org.

I co-produce Stories from the Field, the Annual United Nations Documentary Film Festival, which is presented by MCAINY in cooperation with the United Nations and The New School.

I am a vice president and founding member of the Upper West Side CERT. We educate people and communities about emergency preparedness, and assist the police and fire department first responders at emergency and disaster events.

I am a founder member and former co-chair of the Susan G. Komen New York Race for the Cure. Established by Nancy Brinker in memory of her sister, Susan, who died of breast cancer, the Race was the first athletic event of its kind to raise money for breast cancer education, research, screening, and treatment. This is where the pink ribbon originated!

I am a former vice-president of the Alliance of American and Russian Women (AARW), which conducts business development and training programs for women in the former Soviet Union. In 1993, I traveled as a citizen diplomat on the first in a series of trips to Russia where I led workshops in media relations and non-profit development for local businesswomen and community leaders. In 1998 the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, Winrock International invited me to design and lead workshops for women NGO leaders in the former Soviet Union as part of the Second Annual NIS-US Women’s Consortium in Kiev, Ukraine. The goal of the project was to help the NGO leaders to create partnerships with local businesses that would generate funding for their community organizations. Winrock International, the Soros Foundation, the Peace Corps, and other funding agencies sponsored the project. My workshops were successful and well attended, and provided a model for subsequent consortia.

Media Communications Association International, New York Chapter

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MCAI New York

My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design