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Silk Road Rising (formerly known as Silk Road Theatre Project) creates live theatre and online videos that tell stories through primarily Asian American and Middle Eastern American lenses. In representing communities that intersect and overlap, we...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
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
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
Battery Dance Company connects the world through dance. We pursue artistic excellence and social relevance by creating vibrant new works, performing on the world’s stages, presenting dance in public spaces, serving the field of dance and teaching...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Housing is a Human Right is a creative storytelling project that aims to help connect diverse communities around housing, land, and the dignity of a place to call home. We are building a collection of intimate, viscerally honest narratives exploring...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Lily Yeh is a global artist who is fueled by a belief that art is a human right, and that artists can create a foundation for profound social change. Slight of frame, but large in spirit and vision, the 70-year-old artist was born in China, lives in...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Produced and delivered by the Vermont Arts Council in collaboration with philanthropists Lyman Orton and Janice Izzi, the Art of Action project commissioned visual artists to create suites of artwork that addressed issues identified by Vermonters as...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
Human Right to Housing (support tenants facing eviction due to variety of reasons including foreclosure in Maryland) Education Stability (access to public (k-12) education for homeless students in Maryland) Access to Health Care and Public Benefits...
Last Updated: August 14, 2014
The Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) is a 41-year old artist service organization dedicated to building a sustainable marketplace for entrepreneurial artists and creatives. Across its history, CAC has an impressive legacy of working directly with and...
Last Updated: March 3, 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
Our Mission: Through performances of the highest artistic quality, post-show discussions, and creative workshops, to honor and serve our veterans and to help our communities process the social and cultural effects of war with integrity, in an honest...
Last Updated: June 8, 2015
The Lynch Quilts Project is a community based effort, which examines the history and ramifications of racial violence, especially lynching, in the United States of America through the textile tradition of quilting. Join us in weaving a new future...
Last Updated: July 8, 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
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Last Updated: October 28, 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

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