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Art & Activism

Creative ways to get your voice heard.

Comedian Teja Arboleda Uses Humor to Break Down Racial Barriers Comedian Teja Arboleda Uses Humor to Break Down Racial Barriers
by Ashlee Green
Teja Arboleda is part of a new generation of mixed-race comedians who are using humor to break down racial barriers.
Blended Nation: Photos That Teach About the Complexities of Race Blended Nation: Photos That Teach About the Complexities of Race
by Berit Anderson
Mark Tauber's Blended Nation is a book that chronicles the struggle for identity faced by mixed-race individuals.
El Otro Lado: Immigrant Stories Become Public Art El Otro Lado: Immigrant Stories Become Public Art
by Judy Herzl, Aaron Stern
How residents of Santa Fe are breaking down barriers and growing closer as a community.
Lessons from Howard Zinn Lessons from Howard Zinn
by Anthony Arnove
The late historian and activist lived a life of struggle—and enjoyed it to its fullest.
World Economic Forum, Take Two World Economic Forum, Take Two
by Brooke Jarvis
Prankster filmmakers found a way to make business and political leaders say all the right things.
The Hapa Project The Hapa Project
Artist Kip Fulbeck's portrait project delves into the complex relationship between race and identity for hapas, a growing population in multiracial America.
Blended Nation: A Portrait of Mixed-Race America Blended Nation: A Portrait of Mixed-Race America
Photo Essay: Mike Tauber's 2009 book, Blended Nation: Portraits and Interviews of Mixed-Race America, features photographs of individuals alongside intimate interviews about their thoughts on what it means to be multiracial.
We Are All Connected We Are All Connected
Electronic musician John Boswell's project "The Symphony of Science" sets scientific knowledge to music, exploring our relationship with one another and with the universe.
The Necessity for Balance The Necessity for Balance
by Milenko Matanovic
Milenko Matanovic responds to the question: "What Next? Now that the page has turned, what stories will we need to change our world?"
Spontaneous Smiley Project Spontaneous Smiley Project
Ruth Kaiser, founder of the Spontaneous Smiley Project, sees smiles in everyday life. Here, she shares a few of her favorite spontaneous photographs.
Cool Globes in Copenhagen Cool Globes in Copenhagen
"Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet" is a public art exhibit featuring over 25 large globes, each with a different message about climate change.
Behind the Scenes of Seattle Behind the Scenes of Seattle
by Susan Gleason
WTO+10: An in-depth interview with Alli Chagi-Starr, a key organizer of the 1999 WTO protests in Seattle.
Buy Nothing Day Buy Nothing Day
by Berit Anderson
A non-holiday founded by a Vancouver office worker has become an international movement.
Journey to Midway Journey to Midway
by Brooke Jarvis
Follow the journey of five media artists, led by photographer Chris Jordan, to Midway to witness the catastrophic effect of our disposable culture on some of the world’s most beautiful and symbolic creatures.
Kids Take Charge of School Kids Take Charge of School
by Madeline Ostrander
Students at the Albany Free School and its sister school for upper grades, Harriet Tubman Democratic School, decide how and what to learn.
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