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Breaking Walls Santiago Empowers Next Generation of Creative Activists

Santiago, Chile. Founded by the lovely artist, educator, and creative activist Fran Tarr, Breaking Walls is a non-profit that uses creative writing to empower youth and promote solutions to social issues. The organization consists of young artists, ambassadors, and associates from Barcelona, Berlin, Bethlehem, Palestine, Brooklyn, Cape Town, Detroit, Santiago, and Warsaw. Founder & Director Fran […]

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Poem: For Emma Lazarus – And All Who Remember

ForFor Emma Lazarus (And all who remember) Take back your tired and your poor. We do not want them anymore. Emma does not understand the real story of our land. Keep your children at bay. I decline to pray but travail truly rules our days. I in my cups or dotage cannot bear this longer. […]

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Luce Leader Opens Art Exhibition – Moments Before Consciousness

New York, N.Y. Liangwei “Jerry” Huang is a New York City- and Shanghai-based artist. He is also a J. Luce Foundation Young Global Leader. Originally from China, he often focused on storytelling in his early paintings. Since 2017, he has been creating multimedia pieces by extracting moments from their contexts and manifesting their glamour constantly. When I […]

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Youth Empowerment with Breaking Walls 2018 Santiago

New York, N.Y. Breaking Walls, a U.S.-based non-profit, uses creative writing and theatrical performance to build global peace and acceptance. Young people from all over our world, representing many cultures, religions, socio-economic conditions, sexual orientations, educational levels and status as immigrants and refugees, discover their voice to act as peacemakers and leaders. Breaking Walls youth activism […]

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Fall for Arts Festival 2017 on Roosevelt Island

New York, N.Y. The Festival is organized by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation (RIOC). This year, the theme is Relentless Rhythm: City in Motion. “We are looking for fine artists to create works of art that reflect the evolution and movement we see around us on a day-to-day basis” said RIOC’s Jessica Murray. Participating artists […]

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Migrant Boy Called ‘Little Picasso’ Shows Works in Serbia

  New York, N.Y. A 10-year-old refugee, who has been nicknamed “the little Picasso” for his artistic talent, is holding his first exhibition — and donating all the money raised to a sick Serbian boy. Farhad Nouri’s drawings and photographs were put on display Wednesday in Belgrade, where he has lived in a crowded migrant […]

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Pool Play 2.0—This Is Not A Theatre Company

New York, N.Y. Given the freezing weather that has continued to plague New York City into March, spending a Saturday evening sitting poolside, feet dangling in the water, seems a strange way to pass the time. But This Is Not A Theatre Company (a group I’ve previously seen throw an immersive theatre house party and […]

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Photo of the Day – Nov. 17, 2016

United Nations Orchestra in Geneva Honours Secretary-General A musical tribute to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was performed by the UN Orchestra in Geneva. Maxim Vengerov, violinist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, participated in the mostly-Tchaikovsky concert, which took place at Geneva’s Victoria Hall and was attended by approximately 1,500 persons, including the President of the State Council […]

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Cardi B, Logic Grab Attention as VMAs Take on Immigration

Aretha Franklin Leaves a Powerful Civil Rights Legacy

Fox Restaurant Concepts Curating Culinary Devotees Across U.S.

Photo Courtesy of Fox Restaurant Concepts

Mezé Greek Fusion Flying High in Downtown San Diego

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