Affect

Pronounced ”effect“

Affect’s mission is to catalyze social change through education, connection, and collaboration. We create media campaigns and resources to amplify multiply-marginalized folx who’re working in and for their own communities.

Our history so far

  • July 2015 Started as Affect Conf, LLC
  • Oct 2016 First annual Affect Conf
  • Apr 2017 Became a sponsored project under 501(c)(3) Allied Media Projects
  • Sept 2018 Held 3rd / last Affect Conf
    • 34 speakers paid, 61 scholarships distributed, 16.5 hours volunteered for local nonprofits
  • Dec 2018 Dropped “Conf” from our name
  • Mar 2019 First Disabled And Here photo shoot

Creator

Elea Chang is a disability justice advocate, community organizer, and hand letterer in Portland, Oregon. She previously worked for Upworthy and Idealist.org. Besides launching Affect projects, Elea tries to make events more accessible and is a member of the Collins Foundation Advisory Committee. She can also be found tweeting around the internets.