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Photos from the School for Creative Activism Barcelona

The School for Creative Activism went to Barcelona to work with activists working on access to medicines. They created an action to get patients to question the arbitrary pricing of pharmaceuticals which was covered in El Diario. …

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TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives

On Friday, June 8, I’ll be presenting my award-winning documentary TRUST: Second Acts in Young Lives during the 2012 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention in a session titled, Documenting the Importance of Arts Education. The film follows Marlin, an 18-year-old Hondureña, who shares a hidden history about her childhood with a theater company in […]

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Public Art & Community Attachment

Working in the field of public art automatically puts us in touch with the public, art, and its social context. In fact, public art may be one of a community’s most overlooked and underappreciated cultural assets; it’s accessible “on the street”, any time, free to all, without a ticket, and diverse in content. It can […]

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‘You Can’t Evict an Idea Whose Time Has Come’

At the recent Policy Link Equity Summit 2011 in Detroit at a session called “Holding Ground,” progressive presenters—including Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor, who participated in the “driving filibuster” to prevent the dismantling of collective bargaining, spoke about maintaining equity in a time a cutbacks. […]

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The Art Inside #OccupyWallStreet

Throughout history art has been fundamentally intertwined with social movements and political activism and it continually serves as a critical avenue through which to question, comment on, and influence change in the world around it. And this time around is no exception. While the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to gain momentum, the arts have […]

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