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New Muslim Cool is a powerful documentary by filmmaker Jennifer Taylor that tells the story of Hamza Pérez, a young Puerto Rican hip hop artist who converted to Islam at age 21, pulling himself off the streets to become a community activist and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Horizons Foundation, a philanthropic social justice organization, serves the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community throughout the Bay Area and beyond by supporting nonprofit organizations and increasing the financial resources available...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Art & Soul project used the arts as a catalyst for collaborative, creative explorations of the values, hopes, and fears of the Starksboro, Vermont community. The project employed art and storytelling as a means to foster and protect a local...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The 1920s building located at Garfield Boulevard and Prairie Avenue has been renovated for the University of Chicago’s Arts + Public Life initiative. Envisioned by artist Theaster Gates, the Arts Incubator is a space for artist residencies, arts...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
NEFA’s mission is to creatively support the movement of people, ideas, and resources in the arts within New England and beyond, make vital connections between artists and communities, and build the strength, knowledge, and leadership of the region's...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
As the Llano Grande Center has worked with people and communities in developing community changemaking skills, we have come to understand and define a digital story as a self-generated, short-length digital production that tells a story of personal...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI) cultivates a sustainable and diverse cultural community for the people of Staten Island. COAHSI creates opportunities for dialogue among and works hand-in-hand with individual artists...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco that provides retail drinking water and wastewater services to San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, and green...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The UnConvention was a non-partisan collective of citizens who came together to create a forum in which to promote the democratic and free exchange of ideas on important issues. It existed as a counterpoint to the highly scripted and predetermined...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Public Arts and educational initiatives
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Teaching Artist Academy is a new project of the Orchestra Engagement Lab. In the first year of the Lab, we guided ten orchestras to create ambitious new community engagement projects in their home areas, in relation to a co-commission of a new...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Akonadi Foundation has adopted a mission to support the development of a powerful social change movement to eliminate structural racism and create a racially-just society.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Crossroads Fund supports community organizations working on issues of social and economic justice in the Chicago area.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The documentary Food, Inc. lifts the veil on America’s highly mechanized, corporate-controlled food industry, revealing a system that is an increasing threat to the health of consumers, the safety of workers, and the future of the environment....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Media Project is organized by The Culture Odyssey, an organization that supports the creative practices of Rhodessa Jones and her Co-Artistic Director Idris Achamoor. The project creates performances for womens prisons that are intended to serve...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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