Naomi Pitcairn

The Fubar

This entry is part 10 of 18 in the series Jubilation

The FUBAR was actually my friend, Seth Lehr’s idea. Seth works for Peace Action West and he often has suggestions for me. In this case, he even drew a sketch. His idea was a chocolate candy named after the…

Naomi Pitcairn

Sprayteam6: Expect Us


I did not come up with the idea of cleaning messages into the sidewalk dirt. It’s been done before, sometimes called “reverse graffiti.” A bright young woman who…

Naomi Pitcairn

Chalkupy: I Heart the First Amendment

This entry is part 7 of 18 in the series Jubilation

Not every city handles Chalkupy as graciously as Oakland does. In LA, Austin and elsewhere, people, children even, are being arrested. The mayor of LA…

Naomi Pitcairn

Chalkupy: Chalk the Police

This entry is part 5 of 18 in the series Jubilation

OPD lies and ignores their own protocols when it comes to activists. They arrested us on trumped up charges. They arrest people on antiquated statutes…