What Happened to the Empowerment Fund?

Since I’m asking embarrassing historical questions, I’m going to steal one from Lisa Jonte — whatever happened with the Friends of Lulu Empowerment Fund from last April?

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You remember, the one they kicked off with an auction that included these Sin City whore action figures? The one that raised lots of questions about accountability and organization? Did the legal concerns finally kill it?

Most importantly, what money did they raise and what happened to it?

I don’t ask just to bash but because EVERY example of this kind, where good intentions result in (at worst case) misguided theft, makes people jaded about the next truly good cause.

8 Responses to “What Happened to the Empowerment Fund?”

  1. Paul Sizer Says:

    While it wasn’t a huge sum of money, I donated my design services to making their logo, which while I am still fully behind the concept of the fund, I just wish my work had gone toward something where it was doing some good. Not to say it never will, but still, investment is investment, time, service or money.

  2. Amy K Ganter Says:

    This is really off-topic but that fourth one in is totally a sailor moon pose!

  3. Johanna Says:

    Your logo was terrific, Paul, as always.

  4. Ed Sizemore Says:

    “whore”?–I thought these were empowered women of alternative liberated entrepreneurial activities

  5. Journalista - the news weblog of The Comics Journal » Blog Archive » Jan. 30, 2007: Oppressive night of ass Says:

    […] Johanna Draper Carlson wonders what happened to the Friends of Lulu Empowerment Fund, founded last April after public disclosure of the Charles Brownstein/Taki Soma groping incident. […]

  6. Johanna Says:

    Ed: EWALEA sounds like a war cry!

    I’ve also sent an inquiry to the FOL board members asking for a statement on the status of the fund.

  7. Lisa Jonte Says:

    Johanna, you can swipe embarrassing historical questions from me anytime.

  8. Comics Worth Reading » Friends of Lulu Empowerment Fund Response Says:

    […] I was questioning the status of the Friends of Lulu Empowerment Fund, so I sent a query to the Board of Directors of the group. […]




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