Human Rights and Civil Liberties

Active Voice uses film, television and multimedia to spark social change from grassroots to grass tops. A team of strategic communications specialists works with mediamakers, funders, advocates and thought leaders to put a human face on the issues...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Funding Exchange is a growing network of 16 public foundations and a national office that together grant nearly $15 million annually to grassroots organizations working for social, racial, economic and environmental justice around the country....
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Justice Through Music (JTM) works with musicians and bands to organize, educate, and activate young people about the importance of civil rights, human rights, and voting. The goal is help eliminate political and social apathy. The JTM web site...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Women's Foundation invests in social change to achieve equality for all women and girls in Minnesota.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Laramie Project is a play created by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project in reaction to the brutal 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. In what is widely believed to have been a homophobic hate crime,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
home land security was a community arts performance project in response to September 11th created and directed by Marty Pottenger and commissioned by the Center for Cultural Exchange in Portland, ME. The goal of home land security was to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Filmmaker, educator, and activist Shalini Kantayya uses film/video as a tool to educate, inspire, and empower audiences. Shalini finished in the top 10 out of 12,000 filmmakers on FOX’s ON THE LOT, a show by Steven Spielberg search of Hollywood’s...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
"Life Sentence" is a collection of songs based on the wrongful conviction of Clarence Harrison. Written by Melanie Hammet and Ben Holst, this music is currently available as a performance by Melanie, Ben, and Clarence Harrison, en route to becoming...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Bush Foundation wants to help shape vibrant communities in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and in the 23 sovereign tribal nations that share the same geography. They invest in courageous and effective leadership that significantly...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience is the nation's only museum devoted to the Asian Pacific American experience. It is dedicated to immersing people in uniquely American stories. Located in Seattle's Chinatown-...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Brett Cook is an artist and educator who uses his socially conscious creative practice to transform opposing worlds. For over two decades, Cook has produced installations, exhibitions, curricula, and events widely across the United States, and...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Heinz Endowments is based in Pittsburgh, where the region serves as a laboratory for the development of solutions to challenges that are national in scope. Their mission is to help our region thrive as a whole community — economically,...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Chicken & Egg Pictures is a hybrid film fund and nonprofit production company dedicated to supporting women filmmakers who are as passionate about the craft of storytelling as they are about the social justice, environmental, and human rights...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
TWI supports processes and programs that help people to improve their thinking and decision making. TWI is especially interested in the use of cross-perspective dialogue to promote critical and collaborative thinking. TWI is explicitly process-...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Accountability is crucial to democracy. At a time when grave challenges threaten American democracy, only a groundswell of public engagement can restore American values and moral standing in the world.
Last Updated: August 14, 2014

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