The KIND fruit-and-nut snack food company has partnered with the feel-good video producers at Soul Pancake to produce a clip on Monica Lewis-Patrick. Thankfully, there is not too terribly much ruin pr0n employed in the clip. And in it, Lewis-Patrick is as genial and awesome as ever.
As we reported the other week, the KIND company's own non-profit arm awarded Lewis-Patrick a gift of $100,000 in recognition of all her community activism, which she can use however she sees fit.
They wrote that her "sense of justice and belief in her own ability to enact change has united a community in the fight for water rights. It all started after she learned that the City of Detroit had cut off the water of an apartment building occupied by mothers and senior citizens. She co-founded We the People of Detroit, a grassroots organization that gives low-income families access to clean water; provides education on water issues; conducts research to raise awareness; and mobilizes people to take action."
Metro Times music editor Mike McGonigal has written about music since 1984, when he started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance at age sixteen with money saved from mowing lawns in Florida. He's since written for Spin, Pitchfork, the Village VOICE and Artforum. He's been a museum guard, a financial reporter, a bicycle...