ARTFUL ACTIVISM

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Backbone Campaign builds and distributes artistic props and tools that convey solutions, challenge the dominant paradigm that “everything is for sale” and protect that which is sacred: life, community, nature and our obligations to future generations. They travel across the United States to deliver trainings and workshops to change agents on the front lines of their communities. All of their … Read More

REAP WHAT YOU SEW

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REAP WHAT YOU SEW Ivivia Olenick has re-contextualized historical narratives, focusing on interplays of race, gender, labor, and economics by using the simple INDIGO PLANT. Using textile processes being beading, embroidery, crochet and natural dying she makes visible through text and illustration, the slave labor through which the colonial American economy developed.   It was the South Carolina plantation in the … Read More

ART AND RESISTANCE THROUGH EDUCATION (ARTE)

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  ARTE provides creative opportunities to engage youth and their community members in raising awareness around issues of human rights and inspire them, along with providing them with the artistic and technological tools to create human rights change. Youth find their voice as social change agents by creating art and serving as leaders in global and local human rights advocacy … Read More

SERF TURF

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The Dancer’s Cooperative program this year will address the disparity between mostly white, front-of -house restaurant workers and back-of-house workers, mostly people of color. The audience will be seated at tables by the Maître d’ and handed menus which will double as the concert programs noting that the work will be organized in five courses/parts. Social justice work is woven … Read More

CLICK, CLACK, MOO

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Now entering their 5th Milestone season, Ashville Creative Arts (ACA) produces, develops and presents innovative and professional new works of children’s theater, literary adaptations of family favorites, puppet based work, and musicals for audiences of all ages. Ashville Creative Arts http://ashvillecreativearts.org produce, present and create professional and innovative live theatre for children of all ages, from the very young to the young … Read More

PEACEMAKING: SPIRIT AND ACTION

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The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry in Roxbuy, MA is expanding its Spirit & Action Program to including Peacemaking to address peacemaking within families, peacemaking in neighborhoods and peacemaking across faiths. The are partnering with a group called Violence transformed, which is an organization that offers visual and performing arts and events celebrating the power of art, artist sand art-making to … Read More

BROUHAHA!!!!

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  Peacock Rebellion is putting on the first all-transgender social change festival in the US featuring 4 production to be held at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center this June as part of the National Queer Arts Festival. Brouhaha a social change- focused stand-up comedy series, to train, coach and provide national opportunities to a group of emerging activist-comedians who use … Read More

RIOT YOUTH

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  A LGBTQ Youth led program in Ann Arbor, Michigan delivers a digital story telling project accompanied by youth led dialogues and discussion which intervenes on harassment and bullying situations to create a safe, inclusive school climate for all teens. Riot Youth was started in 2014 in answer to the constant repeat of stories of harassment and bullying from peers. … Read More

HATE TEARS US APART

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  BY EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES and through the transformative power of the Arts, we are able to educate and inspire to create a better world. Embracing Our Differences is in Sarasota, Florida and helps each year to envision a world that embraces diversity, respects differences and actively rejects hatred and prejudice. This is their 15th season. Join them at Sarasota … Read More

COURAGE

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Columbus Dance Theatre has announced the return of COURAGE, which will be the centerpieces of CDT’s 19th annual season.  It returns to the Fisher Theatre, 592 East Main Street on March 31st and April 1st.  Courage is an evening length work that confronts the issues of race and hate speech.  Set against a multi-media backdrop of current and past racist … Read More