Art & Activism
Creative ways to get your voice heard.
Pass it On
by Alice Lovelaceposted Jun 27, 2007
- Poetry by Alice Lovelace
Nothing Stops Mardi Gras
by Jordan Flahertyposted Feb 24, 2006
- Just six months after Hurricane Katrina, the annual Mardi Gras reigns supreme while many displaced residents still have nothing to celebrate
Art: For the Common Delight
by Dee Axelrodposted Feb 19, 2006
- Art today gives voice to the silenced, illuminates complex political issues, and brings joy to the public square.
Burning Man, the Leave-No-Trace Arts Festival
by Corey Waggonerposted Nov 07, 2005
- In 2003, the Bureau of Land Management declared Burning Man the largest Leave-No-Trace event in the world.
Questions for Students: Going Forward Full Circle
by YES! for Youth Education Programposted Aug 23, 2004
Turning the Sword
by Milenko Matanovicposted Jun 30, 2002
- Is art for museums and collectors, or does it belong in the streets? Could art help us turn away from mass–produced violence and ugliness, and give each of us ways to forge an imaginative and beautiful future?
The Time of Your Life
by Martin Keoghposted Jun 30, 2002
- With leaps, bounds, and stillness, dancers make peace with time.
Who's Afraid of Music
by Carol Estesposted Jun 30, 2002
- Music can tell truths that otherwise go unheard, inspiring action, and sustaining resistance.
Resource Guide: Art and Community
posted Jun 30, 2002
- Resource Guide for the Summer 2002 issue of YES! on Art and Community.
Dancing In Praise Of
by Linda Frye Burnhamposted Jun 30, 2002
- In 1998, the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange began the Hallelujah initiative, creating new performance works with 15 communities all across the US. The initiative is intended to “celebrate edge-of-the-millennium America in all of its vividness, beauty, strength and quirkiness.”
by Sarah Ruth van Gelderposted Jan 31, 2002
- An interview with Harry Belafonte.
Danny Glover: An Interview by Sarah van Gelder
by Sarah van Gelderposted Mar 31, 2001
- UNDP Goodwill Ambassador and actor Danny Glover talks about his lifelong activism.
Drama Behind Bars
by Zootposted Jun 30, 1998
- Can an actor and playwright bring discipline and racial harmony to inmates of California's toughest prisons? Zoot helps prisoners in his drama program transform into "Urban Legends"