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Silk Road Rising’s Not Quite White: Arabs, Slavs, and the Contours of Contested Whiteness (24 min., 8 sec.), directed by Jamil Khoury and Stephen Combs, is a documentary film dedicated to a vision of whiteness that is anti-racist and rooted in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Feminine Transitions: A Photographic Celebration of Natural Beauty is a refreshing and inspiring, full-color book of photography. Its pages present a series of portraits that reveal the elegance and subtly honest beauty of female faces between the...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Reel Actions serves to provide a platform for education, advocacy, discussion and social action through provocative story-telling by way of film screenings, art events and a variety of other artistic collaborations. Film, art and other forms of...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
both/and breaks the shackles of “either/or” in this semi-autobiographical short video play by Jamil Khoury. In both/and, the characters of Jamil, Arab Man, and Gay Man explore and explode the constructed borders between American and Arab, Arab...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Created through a series of community Weaving Bees, this abandoned playground is being woven with reclaimed materials into a neighborhood gathering space. This project is aimed at inter-generational collaboration, building friendships and community...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Instruments of Change uses the arts as an educational tool to empower people to become instruments of transformative change in their own lives. By expanding community access to cultural activities, we allow diverse populations the opportunity to...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Mosque Alert tells the story of two suburban American families living in Naperville, IL -one Christian, the other Muslim- who find their lives torn apart by a proposal to build a new mosque in their community. Silk Road Rising and playwright Jamil...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The LVAA is imporoving lives through art education, community outreach, and artist support. 
Last Updated: March 9, 2015
A film about government corruption and how it causes our system to work against us. I'm a former business lobbyist. I've participated in this legalized corruption. I've represented corporate interest before state and federal officials. I get angry...
Last Updated: May 22, 2015
Aids underserved youth in recovery from psychological trauma through art therapy and healing public art installations. Mental illness carries a stigma, especially in minority communities, many suffer in silent shame internalizing their emotions...
Last Updated: July 17, 2015
Ananya Dance Theatre: People Powered Dances of Transformation: is a professional, contemporary Indian dance company comprised of women artists of color. We describe ourselves as cultural activists, working through dance and artistic processes to...
Last Updated: July 20, 2015
What is American culture? While many countries long ago defined their culture and heritage, our culture is less easily described. A recent New York Times essay on identity raised thought-provoking questions about the diversity and fluidity of the...
Last Updated: December 2, 2015
United Arts of Central Florida funds arts and cultural projects through multiple grant programs. Projects for social change would best apply through the mini-grant. The program offers up to $2,500, and requires a $1:$1 match. Projects must occur in...
Last Updated: July 1, 2016
Saving Our Sons & Sisters International (SOSSI) is a 501c3 non-profit organization made up of “no excuse” lead- ers of integrity committed to making a difference in the lives of youth and adults, by transforming and improving their educational...
Last Updated: August 12, 2016
Dancewave’s mission is to provide high quality dance education and mentorship to NYC youth and to ensure access for low income students and families. Dancewave is a non-profit dance center that inspires students to express themselves authentically...
Last Updated: August 12, 2016

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