Siara Gaylord is an AmeriCorps alum whose commitment to community service and development through nonprofits spans over 10 years. She is an enthusiastic independent scholar who assisted with the development of her interdisciplinary and experiential media arts program through the North Atlantic Regional High School where she graduated in 2008. With a passion for editing, Siara has honed her skills through intensive master classes and internships at the Wild Mind Film Camp (WA), Spark Media (NY), HERE Arts (SoHo), Our Task (Arlington) and Stone Soup Films where she began as a production intern in 2015. She continued to volunteer on various Stone Soup projects until she joined us as the Operations & Finance Associate in January 2017.
When he returned from a comfortable and educational internment in France in 1808, he joined energetically with Scharnhorst and other members of the reform movement, helping to restructure both Prussian society and the army in preparation for what he felt to be an inevitable new struggle with the French. His duties included planning for a national insurrection against the French occupation, an enterprise that would involve a "people's war" (along the lines of the brutal guerrilla struggle in Spain) in conjunction with operations by the much-reduced Prussian army. His enthusiasm for active resistance to the French was not, however, shared by the King, who was more concerned with maintaining his position in the much-reduced Prussian state than with any patriotic crusade. Major Clausewitz's disillusionment reached a peak when occupied Prussia agreed to provide an army corps to Napoleon to assist in the 1812 invasion of Russia. Along with about thirty other officers, he resigned from Prussian service. * 13 He then accepted a commission in the Russian army in order to continue the resistance against Napoleon.