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Permanent installation, 100 untitled works in mill aluminum. Donald Judd, Marfa, TX.

How does one manage communication?

Specifically, why would someone want to?

In 2006, I set out to answer those questions. In the process, I studied and received my master’s of art degree in Communication Management from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. A great program, I highly recommend it. Specially, my degree is a master’s of arts in communication management, with an emphasis in health and social change communication.



Every Friday morning at 7 a.m., a group gathers in the basement of Immanuel Presbyterian Church on Wilshire Blvd in downtown Los Angeles. Meeting around a makeshift oval of tables, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace meet for awareness, advocacy and encouragement. During the fall of 2007, I sat in on meetings and conducted interviews as part of my thesis work. My goal was to get answers: What does it mean to be interfaith? How is identity negotiated for both the individual and the collective? What can ICUJP teach in terms of communicating difference and the “Other” in advocacy, communication and branding, as well as daily living?

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