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Alumni Spotlight: Ummi A. Yakubu

Ummi Yakubu is a young professional in the interactive multimedia and design industry and is currently working on a mobile game that’s aimed at increasing civic responsibility.

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Alumni Spotlight: Ibrahima Amadou Niang, IBOU

Ibrahima Amadou Niang (@IbrahimaANiang) is the Head of the Guinea Country Office at Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and participated in C4AAs 2016 School for Creative Activism in New York City. The following year he performed at two major literary festivals. Originally from Senegal, Ibou works on social justice issues through his work as an NGO activist and through his writing.

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Alumni Spotlight: Victoria Catalina

Victoria Catalina brought her creative activism and graphic artist skills to C4AA’s 2016 Art Action Academy in Dublin, working to decriminalize sex work and workers, and has been working as a graphic designer and illustrator since then, often going back to sex worker rights and other activist themes in personal and commercial projects. Catalina has been designing for the Dutch sex workers union PROUD, and P&G292, a health organisation for sex workers in Amsterdam, among other collaborations.

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Alumni Spotlight: POETYK PRYNX

One of our amazing alumni, Prince Poetyk, is a prolific Ghanaian poet, who is using his creative activism training to organize around mental health issues.

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Alumni Spotlight: Vivian Peng

Vivian Peng took part in C4AA’s 2016 Queens Arts Action Academy, supported by the National Endowment of the Arts in partnership with the Queens Museum.  She is a visual artist and activist, and is currently a communications manager at Doctors Without Borders.

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2012 Journaling Retreat ~ Friday

An odd energy is present . . .  we all know this is our final morn of structured retreat. For me, there’s kind of an aching in the air. We trundle down to our sunny yoga spot and once nested in, …

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2011 Retreat ~ Friday Booking & Farewells

Our final formal morn of the Retreat, we follow our now group pattern of sun sprinkled yoga, then, a invigorating breakfast (freshly made Apple-Pecan Turnovers with Steamy Coffee). With a brief interlude between breakfast and working, the girls get hooked on this … Continue reading

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Connecting the Past with the Future

Last week, I renewed my membership for my alma mater’s alumni association. I understand now, more than ever, that my participation in the program contributes to not only the future success of my university, but also to my own past experiences. Since my graduation, I have enjoyed watching the University of Houston (UH) flourish, albeit […]

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What Arts Graduates Tell Us About Their Lives and Careers

At the end of September, over 300,000 arts graduates across the U.S. and Canada will be eligible to complete the 2011 SNAAP survey. SNAAP is the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project – an annual survey and data collection project that investigates both the educational experiences and career paths of arts graduates. The project–the biggest of […]

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