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Religion News Service

Daysha Eaton

30 May 2020

Alaska, United States

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To the Gwich’in Athabascan people living inside the Arctic Circle in Alaska, the decades-long fight against oil drilling in the Alaskan National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) represents more than an environmental struggle: I...

Pioneers Post

Mathilda Mallinson

20 December 2019

Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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Although Indonesia is making efforts to improve disability rights, progress is slow. In the meantime, a group called Economic Empowerment for Entrepreneurs with Disability (EEED) was formed in partnership with the Bri...

Pioneers Post

Maria Eduarda Lannes

26 September 2019

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A collective for Brazilian women artisans named Rede Asta provides training, production networks, links to consumers, and an online market to empower them to make a livable income. The group is also environmentally-co...

Middle East Eye

Olivia Cuthbert

18 June 2019

Beirut, Lebanon

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Building community around storytelling preserves cultural heritage. Across Lebanon, individuals and institutions like the Lebanese Ministry of Culture and the Theatre Monnot in Beirut are working to preserve oral cult...

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)

Alfred Lubrano

31 March 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Art encourages resilience by helping kids in difficult neighborhoods cope with trauma. In the neighborhood of Fairhill, in Philadelphia, Taller Tuertorriqueño, a community arts center, offers art workshops and program...

Next City

Gregory Scruggs

25 March 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Publicly-owned galleries can provide an open, inclusive space for both artists and the community. In Seattle, the Office of Arts and Culture renovated the disused third floor of the King Street Station, turning it int...

Christian Science Monitor

Innocent Eteng

7 February 2019

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

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A local, grass-roots art project in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, spreads awareness about and encourages action against government-sponsored evictions in the city's low-income communities. Cinematic films, music, and journa...

Estonian World

Auburn Scallon

3 January 2019

Tallinn, Estonia

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Immersive engagement on a personal level promotes integration into new cultures. To help newcomers and foreign residents integrate into Estonian society, the Estonian Institute’s program, Culture Step, allows particip...

BBC

Nicola Kelly

Harriet Noble

14 August 2018

Santo Stefano di Sessanio, Italy

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To bring more people to almost-deserted Italian towns, town leaders are attempting to grow the “albergo diffuso” model, which roughly translates to “scattered homes.” Many Italian towns have land as well as the desire...

Broadly

Lauren Cocking

3 July 2018

Mexico City, Mexico

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The Fuentes Rojas call attention to Mexico's staggering murder rate and commemorate the lives of victims by staging interventions in public space. By hanging handkerchiefs embroidered with details of a victim's life, ...

Artnet

Kate Brown

25 June 2018

Canada

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A recently proposed Canadian law would create comprehensive support for the repatriation of cultural objects back from museums to First Nations people. The law addresses a common and critical hurdle for repatriation: ...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

24 May 2018

Hooper Bay, Alaska, United States

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Qungasvik, a program developed by and for Yup’ik people living in Alaska, focuses on skills, craft making, and community connection. The program provides a strong support system and is helping to decrease incidence of...

Kerning Cultures

Jacqueline Sofia

Hebah Fisher

Razan Alzayani

Lilly Crown

27 February 2018

Jbel Samamma, Kasserine Governorate, Tunisia

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When unemployment is high and hope is low, violent extremist groups around the world attract recruits who are searching for support and a sense of life purpose. In Tunisia, efforts to counter the pull of these groups ...

Public Radio International (PRI)

Sara Schonhardt

7 February 2018

Santa Catarina Palopó, Guatemala

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In Guatemala, women are challenging traditional gender norms by playing a growing leadership role in their communities. Specifically, they are leading an initiative to paint local homes with patterns from indigenous w...

BBC

Dougal Shaw

10 October 2017

Wolin, Poland

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As the family unit in Western society is increasingly fractured, many suffering from stress, anger, and trauma often must find to alternative ways to build community and find belonging. One unique example is the Vikin...

BBC

Dougal Shaw

10 October 2017

Wolin, Poland

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An annual festival in Poland brings together men with a passion for recreating Viking culture and participate in competitive battles. By allowing for extreme physical expression—within the limits of safety laws and an...

News Deeply

Liza Ramrayka

2 June 2017

Kapilakot, Sindhuli, Nepal

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After Nepal's 2015 earthquake, many village women were left in financial devastation and struggled to support their families. The earthquake destroyed up to 90% of small enterprises and markets, so the United Nations ...

Yes! Magazine

Araz Hachadourian

26 August 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Alleys in Seattle were once places of illicit, illegal, and unsanitary activity. The International Sustainability Institute in Seattle began organizing music and art events to bring in people, which, in turn, cleaned-...

Hyperallergic

Edward M. Gomez

24 January 2015

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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In the absence of attention from the art world, Bill Arnett took it upon himself to collect, document, and build scholarship around the work of self-taught African American artists living in the South. The organizatio...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

18 June 2014

Dallas, Texas, United States

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The Oak Cliff neighborhood in Dallas suffered from recession-closed businesses and crime. Then community members used placemaking, in which people shaped their own environment to improve the quality of life, and the c...

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