Art & Activism
Creative ways to get your voice heard.
People We Love :: Erica Wheeler
posted Jul 30, 2008
- Erica Wheeler leads workshops that help people connect to the land.
People We Love :: Hari Kondabolu
by Layla Aslaniposted Jul 30, 2008
- Kondabolu uses comedy to point out hidden assumptions about immigrants.
The Last Last Sunday
by Robert Jensenposted Jul 29, 2008
- Last Sunday was an attempt to combine interests in progressive politics, spirituality, and arts, and culture by creating a space for people to come together that wouldn't feel like a traditional political meeting, church, or concert.
Comic Against Racism
posted Jul 18, 2008
- This Colors NW Video Podcast focuses on Comedy as an art-form used to deal with issues of racism. Watch hilarious clips by Hari Kondabolu and Ahamefule Oluo in this short documentary.
People We Love :: Carol Bebelle
posted May 22, 2008
- New Orleans Artists “Come Home!”
Signs of Life :: Iraq War
by Madeline Ostranderposted May 22, 2008
- Virtual Memorials for War Casualties
Derrick Ashong :: Sweet Mother Tour
posted May 19, 2008
- Derrick Ashong, The 32-year-old Hip Hop musician, along with fellow members of the band Soulfège, founded the pop music and multimedia phenomenon Sweet Mother Tour, which has brought positive music, videos, and stories about Africa to 146 million viewers.
Sweet Mother Tour
posted Apr 30, 2008
- The Sweet Mother Tour has brought positive music, videos, and stories about Africa to 146 million viewers through television and radio broadcasts in more than 45 countries. The goal: to bring to Africa a sense of empowerment and cultural self-worth as a foundation for cultural progress.
Pete Seeger: How Can I Keep from Singing?
by Sarah van Gelderposted Feb 01, 2008
- Sarah van Gelder interviews Pete Seeger on a life of music and the power of millions of small changes. "Learning how to do something in your hometown is the most important thing," says Pete Seeger. "If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things.
People Taking Charge :1: Hip Hop: “Voice of the Voiceless”
posted Nov 07, 2007
- Hip Hop is right at home being the voice of the voiceless. It takes a "we don't need permission" attitude. Includes video of Rebel Diaz and music from Foundation Movement.
People We Love :: César López
posted Nov 07, 2007
- Colombian classical musician César López is the founder of the Battalion of Immediate Artistic Reaction, a group of Colombian musicians and activists who are committed to making peace through music.
Pirates on the Open Airwaves
by Brooke Jarvisposted Nov 07, 2007
- Low-power transmitters are making local radio accessible to many. Is this pirate radio or is it serving the public interest?
The Fine Art of Raising a Ruckus
by Jen Angelposted Nov 07, 2007
- Clowns and puppets, theater and drumbeats—street spectacle carves out space for experiencing a new world.
David Solnit Stands Up For Protest
posted Aug 29, 2007
- David Solnit Stands Up For Protest
posted Jul 17, 2007
- Examples of how art is used nationwide to promote the healing process.