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2013 SCA New York Participants Announced!

Linda Sarsour Linda Sarsour is a Palestinian-American community activist, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently working as the Advocacy and Civic Engagement Coordinator for the National Network for Arab American Communities and ACCESS and locally serving as the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York, a social service agency […]

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Freedom to Fail, Harvard-Style

Even Harvard Business Review gets it: failure is a necessary part of creation and innovation.  This blog post highlights how a few forward-thinking organizations build failure-friendly practices into their structure.  One of our favorites is from DoSomething.org: DoSomething.Org, a nonprofit that helps young people take action on social change initiatives, has a “FailFest” once a […]

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Event: Paul Engler @ Creative Activism Thursdays

  Thursday, May 2nd; 7 PM NYU Tisch, Performance Studies Dept. 721 Broadway, 6th Floor FREE Photo ID required   Paul Engler, Director of the Center for the Working Poor, will speak about his experience in the anti-globalization movement after Seattle, immigrant rights marches, Occupy, how the Serbian nonviolent revolutionaries changed his life, a concrete plan […]

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Not An Alternative: Internship Opportunity

Not An Alternative is a hybrid arts collective and non-profit organization with a mission to affect popular understandings of events, symbols, and history. They curate and produce interventions on immaterial and material space, leveraging the tools of architecture, exhibit design, branding, and public relations.  And they are great friends of the Center for Artistic Activism!  See […]

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Making Taxes Visible

In a recent New York Times editorial, Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton discussed America’s broad distaste for the institution of taxation, a phenomenon that plagues advocates of progressive taxation in this country.  Rather than addressing the historical-political underpinnings of these contemporary attitudes, they approach the issue from a design perspective.  Their conclusion?  Taxes could benefit […]

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Event: Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education

    Apr 11, 2013, 6:30pm | Room 9206 Center for the Humanities The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016 Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education What are the theoretical and political repercussions of education outside of a traditional classroom? Whether spurred on by a tidal wave of student debt, changes in technology, […]

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Hands-on Workshop TOMORROW!

Attention New Yorkers!  This event is FREE and open to the public.  Please join us as we meet and collaborate with aspiring and seasoned creative activists. Why is it that artists’ collectives typically focused on political activism have emerged in such numbers over the past few years? What are the specific advantages to working in […]

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Tonight! Leonidas Martin at Harvard School of Design

Monday, April 1 12:00 – 2:00 PM Stubbins (Room 112), Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA A visual tour of some of the most creative art/activist interventions performed in the context of the counter-globalization movement, and in contemporary urban struggles in Spain, including Las Agencias, Yomango, Pret a Revolter, and New Kids on the […]

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Comics in Kenya

We’ve been in Kenya for the last week, and have been honored to work with talented activists from Uganda, Zimbabwe, and Kenya.  This is the first time the School for Creative Activism has traveled to Africa, and it’s been an incredible experience. One of the participants showed us a project he’s worked on for the […]

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SCA Application Deadline EXTENDED

We’ve received a lot of pleas for extensions, and we get it.  You’re really, really busy.  We’re extending the deadline for applications to our School For Creative Activism until March 14.  Go home, have some fun and get some rest, and make sure to get it into us in the next two weeks. Download 2013 […]

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