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Alumni Anne Basting’s Creative Care

Anne Basting (alumni of our School for Creative Activism) is a pioneer in dementia and elder Care. She “developed a radical approach that combines methods from the world of theater and improvisation with evidence-based therapies that connect people using their own creativity and imagination.” Her new book is called Creative Care: A Revolutionary Approach to […]

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Webinar #27: Avram Finkelstein

Avram discusses collectivity and communicating in public space for participants of the Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 campaign. At our last Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 meeting some participants said they wanted to know more about working in collectives. We immediately went to Avram Finkelstein who has a wealth of experience with working in collectives […]

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Hip Hop for Healthy Eating

Hip Hop for Healthy Eating

Real Food Justice: From Black Panther Party Roots to Hip Hop Activism, Foodies with Fists   When his grandmother died from diabetes, Ashel Eldridge, a 32-year-old Oakland-based educator with the Alliance for Climate Education, set out to educate himself about healthy eating. A Green For All fellow, Eldridge has combined his food knowledge with community organizing skills picked …

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In This Body – Dreaming Awake

Sixteen years ago, I had surgery to remove a tumor from inside my spinal cord. Although the tumor was benign, the surgery paralyzed me from the neck down. I spent six weeks in a hospital and months learning to walk again. I called upon my artist-self during those darkest hours. My fingers were the first […]

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What is Art For?

Catch-phrases like “art heals” and “art saves” are ubiquitous in our culture and among artists. But what is art actually for and why does it exist? Primary Topic:  Creativity read more

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What is Art For?

Catch-phrases like “art heals” and “art saves” are ubiquitous in our culture and among artists. But what is art actually for and why does it exist?read more

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Getting Sick In Mexico . . .

All our Mexico adventures have not been fun ones. So I thought I’d toss in a reality entry to balance out the picture. About three weeks into arriving here in the Lake Chapala area, both of us started showing signs of illness. Roland’s usual was a b…

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Cool Art Therapy Intervention #4: Visual Journaling

The Cool Art Therapy Interventions Countdown is back; coming in at #4 is a popular technique most often known as “visual journaling.” Visual journals have been used for centuries as records of ideas and imagination, creative autobiographical expres…

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Using Photography to Create Positive Exposure

Most of us feel that we aren’t photogenic. But what if you have a genetic condition or physical trait that really makes a difference in how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you? Maybe it sounds counterintuitive, but photography actually …

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Using Photography to Create Positive Exposure

Most of us feel that we aren’t photogenic. But what if you have a genetic condition or physical trait that really makes a difference in how you feel about yourself and how others perceive you? Maybe it sounds counterintuitive, but photography actually …

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