I'm following the inauguration from up here in New England.
Fellow Bostonian, Gerald Jimenez, from Boston, Massachusetts, is lucky enough to be in Washington, DC. He is the winner of the “Change Begins With Me” campaign giveaway of two tickets to the Inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama and related Inaugural festivities. Jimenez was randomly chosen out of 12,000 entries that visited the Case Foundation’s web site and made a personal commitment by finishing the sentence in 250-characters or less, “Change Begins With Me, I commit to…”
His submission was, “To empower. To change. To motivate. Giving all the heart, all the creativity, the resources and the life long education invested in me towards the development of inner city youth through the arts.”
McCormick Foundation, a large non-profit in Chicago, has a project where they made it possible for 24, 5th & 6th graders from one of the roughest Chicago neighborhoods to be in DC last weekend and this week attend the inauguration. The kids are blogging and vlogging at ShareMy Inauguration in hopes to be a voice for all those kids who weren’t able to travel out there. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for these kids and you can feel their excitement in their videos. They ran into ABC’s Robin Roberts yesterday and she let them interview her.
I'll be watching the TV, but also monitoring Twitter and especially those who are live tweeting from Washington, DC.