Art & Activism
Creative ways to get your voice heard.
In Review :: Bill Cleveland’s Art and Upheaval
by Brooke Jarvisposted Feb 13, 2009
- Review of Art and Upheaval: Artists on the World's Frontlines, by Bill Cleveland
Art and Upheaval :: Photos from the Book
posted Feb 13, 2009
- This photo-essay features images from William Cleveland's book Art and Upheaval. The book tells remarkable stories about artists who resolve conflict, heal unspeakable trauma, give voice to the forgotten and disappeared, and restitch the cultural fabric of their communities.
NYC Union Square Pillow Fight 2008
posted Nov 04, 2008
- Feathers fly and teddies soar as we gather for a massive urban pillow fight! Swing and whack as you evade pillow-wielding assailants. Bring a pillow to Union Square and wait for the signal. Pillow fight!
Urban Playground Movement
posted Oct 31, 2008
- The Urban Playground movement is bringing do-it-yourself fun to the heart of big cities. Kevin Bracken, who organizes events in Toronto, says the idea is to create spaces for participatory amusement.
WTO Photo Quiz :: 1
by Kevin Sharpposted Aug 04, 2008
- Photographer Kevin Sharp paired his photos of the 1999 event with stills from the new film "Battle in Seattle". You might be surprised by what's real and what's not.
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.