Date: May 11, 2009, New York

A New Approach &
How to become an active member & participant?


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Light Millennium is an open alternative global multi-media platform and cultural organization for ALL since its inception.
The organization does not serve to a limited group or community or to annual fee based members. 

It aims to present diverse ideas from all walks of life and from all social and economic levels  globally. It is a unique, alternative platform which encourages intellectual productivity and strives to present these ideas in order to increase the number of its active participants regularly on its multi-platforms. The ideas presented from a multi-diverse perspective will serve to a wider spectrum in order to reach the aim of “fostering global connectivity” in accordance with the “Mission & Vision” of the organization.

Since its “Introduction” issue (1999) up to date, the Light Millennium has been able to operate, produce and run all its programs based on 100% volunteer contributions, in terms of production, labor-time, skill, content, reaching-out; and in-collaborations and in-kinds donations for its public programs such as:
* Lightmillennium.Org –in English-;
* Isikbinyili.Org –in Turkish-;
* Turkishgreeksynergy.Net –in English & Turkish- as total 42 issue e-publications;
* Light Millennium TV Programs (more than 60) on Queens Public TV’s 4 channels#34, 35, 56 & 57 since January 2000, and
* Public programs including the United Nations (more than 55).

Although, since the beginning (1999), the organization has aimed to e-publish the Light Millennium global platform monthly in English, and also has aimed to be published in at least 3 different languages in order to present a diverse cultural background, this has not been possible.

In order to be able to take further steps towards the Light Millennium’s mission as well as to sustain the organization’s present and future, we have come to a point where  we need to involve all potential interested people as open and “Online” members and partners of the organization. For this purpose, we propose a contribution of $1 from each member that will be listed on the organization's web site.

We aim to have 1 million open members & partners in the next 5 years, hoping this will eventually enable us to sustain the organization, make publications in 3 to 5 languages, and move from local public television programs (LMTV on QPTV.Org) to LM-Internet TV, as well as launch book printing based on the Light Millennium’s original content and public programs.

Definition of the $1 Open Membership:

* We plan to launch our newly $1 "Open On-Line Membership & Donation" mechanism through NYCharities.Org.
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* We will consider our On-Line open members as the organization's partners locally, nationwide and globally.

Open Membership will be on an annual basis and under the following categories:
a) Monthly $1X12= $12 (If desired, member’s full name/company name, mailing address along with an e-mail address, and logo or web site will be e-published under this category on the organization's website).

b) Bimonthly $1X6= $6 (If desired, member’s full name/company name along with an e-mail address and related website will be e-published under this category on the organization's website).

c) Quarterly $1X4= $4 (If desired, member’s full name/company name along with an e-mail address will be e-published under this category). 

d) Twice a year $1X2= $2 (If desired, member’s name or company name will be listed under this category).

e) Once a year $1X1-$1: (If desired, member’s name or company name will be listed under this category).

The $1 membership will empower both the member and the organization as we move further. Once we reach our target, it will enable us to become the voice of all globally. Further, we expect your active involvement and participation in the organization based on your interest, ideas, education, profession, skills, or hobbies. By doing so, you can present yourself, show the ways of how you imagine an ideal human being, share your experience, or come up with a project that can be implemented with the LM, or you can contribute through your profession which will also be a great contribution.

The $1 open membership concept and to reach and present a minimum of 1 million active participants annually has been one of the main dreams of the Light Millennium. This is also abstractly mentioned in its very first announcement  of the 501-c-3 status granted.

We would like to invite all potentially interested people to become open members and partners of the organization that will greatly empower the organization for its sustainability and affectivity globally both in the short and long runs. 

Whether you choose to become an open member & partner of the organization or not, you are WELCOME to submit your ideas to be e-published in one of our existing platforms.

In our 9th Anniversary, despite our full volunteer efforts and existing capacity in order to operate and run the Light Millennium, the organization has NOT been able to sustain itself. Also, we couldn't meet our previously announced deadlines for the e-publication and television programs because of our worn out equipment and outdated software programs, and the absence of overheads and any paid staff. 

However, we believe strongly that within the mission and vision of the Light Millennium, in order to reach out to the largest diverse group as well as to present them, we can accomplish this with $1 open membership & become a partner campaign based on the above-mentioned list of criteria.

And, when we  have 1 million open on-line members with 1 million on-line partners, that will be the corner stone of the organization to accomplish its long awaited dream so that we can add to  our existing programs or previously promoted projects such as:

* Monthly e-publication in 3 to 5 languages
* Book printing
* Move onto Internet TV in parallel to local television channels
* To produce more frequently educational, art, literary public programs based on in-collaborations with various institutions and NGOs annually
To produce international documentary projects such as “Parade of Faces: Who Speaks for Turkey?” with Stephen Kinzer; “Cadirhoyuk: A Multi-Faceted Ancient City”; “Nazim Hikmet: On the Twentieth Century”; “All Ideas: Freedom of Expression in Turkey”; “Time in the Eastern Mediterranean: Adalet Agaoglu”; Turkish-Greek Synergy.
* Multi-Faceted Poetry Writing Projects such as “When Peace Comes”.
* Literary Writing Projects such as “Rumi & Clarke Inspirational Writing Awards Project” (Educational – targets from elementary to high schools)
* "Rumi Video Production Awards" – Educational, targets collaborations with college and universities’ related departments..
* “Light Millennium Global Diversity Home and School” project
* Turkish-Armenian Synergy Initiative
* To be more active in leading programs at the United Nations
-To involve as participant and producer in various international conferences
-Organizing international conferences, symposiums, art – culture – exchange cultural festivals & educational programs
- Playing a key role for removing prejudices and bringing and presenting together various community and diverse cultural backgrounds side by side on various platforms locally, nation-wide and internationally.

Based upon success of our $1 on-line member-partner campaign, the organization aims to realize its pre-defined and introduced programs, initiatives and projects. Accordingly, LM will continue to collaborate or partner with the existing  and new educational institutions, NGOs, non-profits, private sector, foundations, individuals, the United Nations, and other global major institutions, who will bring in a completely new perspective to its overall perception as a decisively contributing organization to promoting and presenting “freedom of expression” from all walks of life as well as to “global peace culture.” By doing so, the organization aspires to become one of the “key” “alternative media and culture” organizations globally.

Disclosure: The Board of Directors of the Light Millennium approved to launch this project in its November 2007 BoD Meeting. The worn-out equipment, necessity to renew the software programs and incompatibility issues led delay in launching this campaign as planned .

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Thank You.

-  Proposed and Written by: Bircan Ünver, Light Millennium
- First draft: April 12, 2009 – Final May 10, 2009

- Edited by: Ayca Bahca & Figen Bingül
, Lightmillennium.Org

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