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Bekah McNeel

30 June 2020

Texas, United States

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As thousands of students across the country stopped showing up to remote classes, schools scrambled to make contact. One Texas Band Director built on his relationships to localize his students. “He had relationships ...

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Kristen Schorsch

20 April 2020

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Doctors and staff at Howard Brown Health, a Chicago health center for LGBTQ patients, is using its years of experience in containing and treating HIV and other sexually-transmitted diseases with contact tracing to hel...

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Louis Seiller

20 January 2020

Mitrovica, Kosovo

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Music can bridge cultural divides. The Mitrovica Rock School in Mitroviva, Kosovo, encourages young musicians of Albanian and Serbian backgrounds to create music together. The culturally “mixed” bands play across Koso...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

20 January 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Founded in 2009 in Columbus, Ohio, the Harmony Project brings together people of various musical experience, races, income levels, and professional backgrounds to sing as one. The project aims to get people out of the...

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Michelle Mercer

30 April 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The We Have Voice Collective is a group of 14 diverse female and non-binary musicians who have developed a code of conduct to address harrassment. Their goal is for the code to be instituted by venues, festivals, labe...

The New York Times

Giovanni Russonello

30 April 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The We Have Voice Collective, a group of female and non-binary jazz and experimental musicians, have developed a code of conduct in response to rampant sexual harrassment and abuse in the music community. The collecti...

The Guardian

Gillian Dohrn

16 March 2018

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Mostar Rock School is a school that takes students from both sides of the Nereta river, which divides the Bosnian Croat population and the Bosnian Muslims. The school allows students from different ethnic backgrounds ...

The Washington Post

Samuel Granados

28 February 2018

San Juan, Puerto Rico

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In the wake of Hurricane Maria, artists are putting on performances of all kinds in traditional and non-traditional spaces. These performances provide entertainment; express pain, loss, and anger; satirize and critiqu...

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Priyanka Borpujari

17 March 2017

Junquillo, Morazán, El Salvador

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Even in the face of rampant violence, corruption, and poverty in El Salvador, hope rises for youth in the form of TuYulu ("our hearts") batucada workshops. The organization promotes and encourages young groups of mu...

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