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Art and Activism

Baltimore Students Team Up For #BlackLivesMatter Street Art Takeover

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.25.2015 | Arts

In 2011, street artist JR made a call to art and a call to action -- a call he hoped would reach people around the world. "I wish for you to stand up ...

The Guerrilla Girls Are The Feminist Masked Avengers The Art World Still Needs

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 01.20.2015 | Arts

We had always hoped the real life super-heroines of our time would wear masks. And then there were the Guerrilla Girls, a feminist art collective that...

Spawning Activism Through Art

Julien Robson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Julien Robson

Institutional detention, however, does not solve the fundamental problems causing delinquency, and no matter how hard we try to provide care for youth in detention, we will not change their lives until we provide early support for them in their communities.

Performance Artist Stages Bloody Protest Against Gay Donor Law

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 08.07.2013 | Arts

In 1977 the Food and Drug Administration enacted a policy that prevents men who have had sex with other men from donating their blood to official bloo...

Women's Voices for (a) Change

Jan Phillips | Posted 06.01.2013 | Arts
Jan Phillips

Fifty years ago, Betty Friedan's book, The Feminine Mystique, sparked a women's movement that rocked the world. It was about "the problem that has no name." They didn't know what to call it back then. But today, ask any woman if she's ever felt silenced, and chances are she'll say yes.

The Power of Our Creations

Jan Phillips | Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts
Jan Phillips

It's not easy these days, making time for our creative work. Voices call us from everywhere demanding our attention, our energy.

Happy Birthday, Ai Weiwei!

Posted 05.18.2012 | Arts

Today is the (disputed) birthday of Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei. The successful sculptor, architect and open critic of the Chinese governme...

What Good Italian Art Is Now

Posted 02.21.2012 | Arts

What do you know about the current Italian art scene? (And no, the fact that Lady Gaga is Italian-American doesn't count.) To brush up on what good It...

This Is What Occupy Nigeria Looks Like

Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts

On January 1, the Nigerian government eliminated the subsidies used to keep petrol prices at reasonable rates. The Associated Press reported prices to...

Using the 9/11 Documentary Rebirth to Repair Lives

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.11.2011 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

The documentary Rebirth begins with a sound familiar to New Yorkers. It's the audio theme for the "all news all the time" radio station 1010 WINS.