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What is Drinking Liberally?
An informal, inclusive progressive social group. Raise your spirits
Bars are democratic spaces - you talk to strangers, you share booths,
While drinking liberally, always remember to drink responsibly, and make
It began in New York City in May, 2003, when it felt as though the
And when we came up with a particularly good slogan, we made
Occasionally, we bring in group questions, or talking points to back
Drinking Liberally is a project of Living Liberally, an organization which builds progressive communities through social networks and events. Living Liberally also runs Laughing Liberally, the political comedy project; Screening Liberally, a series of socially-conscious films; Eating Liberally, events with good gab and great grub; and Reading Liberally, book tours for progressive authors. Living Liberally is a New York-based LLC, led by a team in NYC and fueled by the energy of hundreds of volunteers and partners around the country.
Drinking Liberally was founded in New York City in May, 2003 by Justin Krebs and Matthew O'Neill. With the help of David Alpert, DL went national in the summer of 2004; and with the work of Katrina Baker, that network expanded to 100 chapters by September, 2005. It is still growing today.
Drinking Liberally was made possible by Johnny Dirt, former manager of Rudy's Bar and Grill and dabbler in all things, who opened his backyard to a weekly collection of rabble-rousers.
The name Drinking Liberally was conceived by Owen Roth, an excellent guy.
The Drinking Liberally logo and button designs were created by Daniel Greenfeld, a freelance artist and graphic designer living in New York City.
KATRINA BAKER is a co-founder of Living Liberally and its co-director. She partnered with Justin and Matt in the fall of 2004 to expand Drinking Liberally outside of New York City. Katrina orients and assists chapters and has done so while working and then studying law at Fordham University School of Law. At Fordham, she was a Stein Public Interest Scholar and received the NYS Bar Association Law Student Legal Ethics Award. She practices law in Manhattan. Prior to entering law school, Katrina worked on socially conscious television programming focusing on youth. She was raised in Western New York and graduated from Ithaca College.
JUSTIN KREBS is a co-founder of Living Liberally and its co-director. He has worked in the office of Senator Clinton, in the parks advocacy movement and The Tank, a space for performing and visual arts in Manhattan. He recently published 538 Ways to Live, Work, and Play Like a Liberal.
MATTHEW O'NEILL is a co-founder and co-director of Living Liberally and Matthew O'Neill is an Emmy® Award winning and Academy Award ® nominated filmmaker working with Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) in NYC. The 2006 documentary he produced and directed with Jon Alpert for HBO, "Baghdad ER," won a Columbia DuPont Award, a Peabody Award, an Overseas Press Club Award and four Primetime Emmy Awards. His other documentaries include the Emmy® nominated "Alive Day Memories: Home From Iraq," the Emmy® nominated "Section 60: Arlington National Cemetery," and the Academy Award ® nominated "China's Unnatural Disaster." His reporting overseas has taken him from the steppes of Siberia to the scrap mines of Potosi in Bolivia and on to Turkey, China, Cuba, Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, Venezuela and North Korea. His work closer to home has won five New York Emmy Awards including prizes for "Best Political Journalism" and "Best Societal Concerns Program."
DAVID ALPERT is a co-founder of Living Liberally, a technologist, and political organizer who uses the power of democracy to foster technological innovation, and the power of innovation to improve democracy. In 2004 he founded IPac (http://ipaction.org/), a political action committee dedicated to finding and promoting Congressional and Presidential candidates who support the freedom to create and innovate. He was a Google Product Manager from 2001 to 2007 and lives in New York City.
MARY BRUCH is leader of Living Liberally's fundraising efforts
WENDY COHEN co-founded the monthly film series Screening Liberally.
KATIE HALPER, a Laughing Liberally co-founder, performs in Laughing
GREG RAE first imbibed at a Drinking Liberally in the summer leading
KERRY TRUEMAN co-founded Eating Liberally to promote sustainable
MATT ROSENBERG runs a technology consulting business and is co-
JOSH BOLOTSKY was the National Programs Coordinator for Living Liberally, as
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