Excited to #SPARK new holiday fundraiser ideas for reproductive justice! Let’s go @glitterlion (at SPARK - Reproductive Rights)
Some of ya’ll know that I came back from San Francisco the beginning of October fired up about how completely awesome the people are out there (not to mention the food). But let me give you some context.
I’m working on a solution to make booking live music more streamlined for the venue and music…
5 HOURS LEFT TO SUPPORT filmmaker Nikyatu Jusu’s debut feature “Free The Town” set in Freetown, Sierra Leona
"Told through the perspectives of three characters, I am exploring what I have perceived to be three primary influences on the continent’s identity: at the base, and seemingly the least influential is Binta, the native, a Sierra Leonean with very little input into how her country is perceived externally. In the middle is Michael, an African American who returns to Africa and experiences the African Middle Class: moderately influential in re-defining Africa. Finally, Amy, the white outsider representative of the colonial gaze that often focuses solely on stereotypical imagery of suffering and primitivism within the “dark continent” [but] "I don’t want this to be a stereotypical meditative African social issue film" read more
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Just How Much Neighborhood Transformation Can You Get From An Art Project?
A new take on urban renewal: Dutch art duo Haas and Hahn do large-scale art projects in the favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro in an effort to help revitalize struggling neighborhoods.
Here they painted the facades of 34 homes in Santa Marta (above). They hope to expand to other favelas, subscribing to the belief that the vibrancy will stimulate the economy and create a sense of neighborhood pride.
Haas and Hahn teamed up with Philadelphia's Mural Arts program and implemented their colorful ideology in North Philly here.
One of the artists, Dre Urhahn says, “The point is not to change the neighborhood, we don’t bring answers, we have to define questions and to start the conversation.”
Philly’s Mural Arts program extend its reach to the favelas of Rio de Janeiro
MAESTRA the film
Cuba, 1961: 250,000 volunteers taught 700,000 people to read and write in one year. 100,000 of the teachers were under 18 years old. Over half were women.
MAESTRA explores this story through the personal testimonies of the young women who went out to teach literacy in rural communities across the island - and found themselves deeply transformed in the process.
I saw this last night and really liked it. It is for both English and Spanish speakers. Met the director and she is very passionate about her work and does it where the people speak for themselves and tell *their* own stories, which I ALWAYS support.
MAESTRA explores the personal testimonies of the young women who went out to teach literacy in rural communities across Cuba - and found themselves deeply transformed in the process.
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Meet the Artist: Street Artist Zevs on Attacking Luxury Brands With Their Own Logos on Artspace.com. The provocative artist talks about the breadth of his eventful career, from his 2008 arrest in Hong Kong to his art history-inspired pranks.
Looking forward to getting involved with #WaterStep and connecting w/ Mark Hogg. You should too! #inspired #millennial_trains #newfrontiers #wsvwu (at 1871)
Interviewed Galvanize’s co-founder Lawrence Mandes today…lucky me☺ #newfrontiers #capital #community #curriculum #mtp #millennial_trains (at Galvanize)
Great co-working space with lots of businesses and a 3D printer! Appx. 30k sq. ft. #newfrontiers #galvanize #community #capital #curriculum (at Galvanize)
Very cool hub spot today. If you love digital, entrepreneurship and innovation, drop by when visiting Denver. #MTP #Galvanize #newfrontiers #capital #community #curriculum @millennialtrain
Denielle from McKinsey & Company sharing her journey navigating nonprofit, social impact & leadership development #millennial_trains @millennialtrain #newfrontiers