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Creativity is a Human Right: Community Art Center

The Community Art Center in Cambridge, MA.

“Creativity. . . is a human right,” says Eryn Johnson, Executive Director of the Community Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Watch the interview with Eryn Johnson to hear for yourself how arts education transforms far more than the life of just one child.

VISIT the Community Art Center site DONATE to Community Art Center WATCH video about C.A.C. made by their Teen Media Program
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“Mollie Stone: Solidarity Through Song”

Music has the power to bring revolutionary change in a peaceful manner during challenging times. Mollie Stone, a conductor of the Chicago Children’s Choir, has been able to experience the unifying power of music throughout her career in South Africa and the U.S. She discusses the importance of maintaining integrity when teaching world music and the rewards that come with it.

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Drawing Powerful Women: graphic novelist Maureen Burdock

Pastel from "Maisa & the Bad Muslim Girls." By Maureen Burdock.

No muscle-bound heroes or busty damsels-in-distress here. In the graphic novels of artist Maureen Burdock, women battle to overcome real-life atrocities like sexual violence, domestic abuse and murder. Burdock says, “These stories are hopeful and the heroines actively shape and reform their communities with their intelligence, humor, kindness, and a bit of magical realism.”

VISIT Maureen Burdock’s website BUY Maureen Burdock’s art VISIT RAINN VISIT V-Day VISIT MADRE
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Mending communities: fabric artist Clara Wainwright

"Mending Baghdad" by Clara Wainwright. Photo copyright Richard Howard.

When communities have stories to be told or wounds to be healed—and all of them do—art offers a powerful answer. Fabric artist Clara Wainwright has used her art in other charitable ways, but this idea of using it to build, unite, and heal communities is a hallmark of her body of work. Listen to her talk about it in our audio interview.

HEAR Clara interviewed on WBUR READ about Clara and “Mending Baghdad” VISIT ArtCorps DONATE to ArtCorps VOLUNTEER with ArtCorps
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Chloe Flower performs “Revolution”

Watch pianist Chloe Flower perform her single, “Revolution.” With the help of legendary producer Babyface, Chloe has made a happy marriage of classical music and hip-hop. After you listen, learn more in our interview with Chloe, where she talks about her long-time support of the Somaly Mam Foundation and their struggle to end sexual slavery and human trafficking.

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