Art & Activism
Creative ways to get your voice heard.
The Hunger Games Are Real: Teenage Fans Remind the World What Katniss Is Really Fighting For
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Nov 22, 2013
- What if we used fantasy not as an escape from our world, but an invitation to look deeper into it? How teenage fans are fighting injustice—in real life.
"Beauty Feeds a Different Kind of Hunger": An Interview with Terry Tempest Williams
by Devon Fredericksenposted Nov 21, 2013
- "I used to ask the question, 'Am I an activist or a writer?' I don't ask that anymore. I am simply a human being engaged."
Art for the Sky
posted Nov 18, 2013
- Daniel Dancer's Art For the Sky is a unique, team building activity for schools and special events that helps dissolve boundaries that often exist in our daily lives. These enchanting creations are a whole-body way of stimulating our imagination to see the elusive "big picture" and help us understand our interconnection with one another and all life.
Why Is It So Hard to Find Films Where Women Actually Talk to Each Other? How Sweden’s Making It Easier
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Nov 08, 2013
- Four Stockholm cinemas are adopting a system that rates films on how deeply their female characters are developed—and how much they interact. It could radically change the way we see movies.
Meet the Comic Book Artist Fighting Back Against Rape Culture
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Nov 01, 2013
- Comics artist Tess Fowler has a second great talent—communicating about misogyny through social media. Warning: This article contains accounts of sexual assault and may be triggering to some people.
"A New Kind of Self-Awareness": Film Explores Implications of Seeing Earth from Space
by YES! online teamposted Oct 25, 2013
- How has the experience of seeing our planet from outer space changed the way we think about it?
10 Films to Inspire Your Inner Environmental Superhero
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Oct 25, 2013
- Movies have long helped us understand what it means to live on earth and contribute to an ecologically sustainable planet. Here are ten of our favorites.
"Blackfish" on CNN: Documentary about Captive Orca Whales Goes Mainstream
by James Trimarcoposted Oct 25, 2013
- The public reaction to a documentary about captive orca whales showed an empathy we don't usually associate with TV audiences.
50 Years On, Dylan's "Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" Still Speaks Truth to Power
by Erika Lundahlposted Oct 23, 2013
- New generations of singers continue to adapt the song to talk about how injustice plays out in cases like those of Trayvon Martin and Rachel Corrie.
The Nairobi Mall Attack: Let’s Give Our Boys Something Better to Be a Part Of
by Simon Okeloposted Sep 27, 2013
- When the Westgate Mall was attacked by a terrorist group that aggressively recruits young men, one Kenyan asked—how can we respond to the pain and vulnerability of our boys before groups like Al-Shabab can reach them?
Inequality for All: Documentary Antidote to "Elysium Economy"
by Chuck Collinsposted Sep 24, 2013
- From gated communities in outer space to graphs about who owns the wealth, two new films are giving Americans a window into the issue of income inequality
"Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth" Is as Beautiful Visually as It Is Spiritually
by Heidi Hutnerposted Aug 21, 2013
- Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar's presentation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author's life will inspire you.
The Spiritual Side of Photographing Mandela, Tutu, and the Dalai Lama
by Valerie Schloredtposted Aug 15, 2013
- Photographer Jane Feldman on earning the trust of beloved world leaders—and capturing their laughter.
“Renegade Gardener” Plots World Domination Through Home-Grown Veggies
by Katrina Rabelerposted Jul 30, 2013
- Ron Finley speaks to YES! about why “gardening is gangsta” and how he's getting city youth back in the dirt.
Dar Williams: Why the Music of Protest Is Still Worth Defending
by Madeline Ostranderposted Jul 19, 2013
- We can’t change the world if we can’t even sing together—a star folk singer on what happens if political music dies.