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Ai Weiwei, Without Fear or Favor

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Architect, photographer, curator and blogger, Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous and politically outspoken contemporary artist. Alan Yentob explores the story of Ai Weiwei’s life and art, and reveals how this most courageous and determined of artists continues to fight … Continue reading

Migration is Beautiful

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Meet powerhouse artist/activist Favianna Rodriguez — a leading voice in the movement of artists raising awareness about U.S. immigration issues. Favianna is a co-founder of both and Culture Strike, two groups pushing back against the wave of anti-immigrant rhetoric and … Continue reading

Affrilachian Visual Artist Showcase

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Presentation by Marie T. Cochran at the Symposium on Affrilachia at the University of Kentucky, Lexington on March 9, 2011, of artwork by the artists included in the exhibition “Common Ground Affrilachia! Where I’m From” at the August Wilson Center … Continue reading

Without Walls: Interview With Ken Saro-Wiwa

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This rare interview with the writer and activist Ken Saro-Wiwa was screened in late November 1995 on Channel 4. Saro-Wiwa led the Ogoni people of Nigeria in their non-violent struggle to stop the multinational oil companies, like Shell, destroying their … Continue reading

Amplified Voices from an Unequal Platform

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Over the past decade lesbians, gays, trans and intersex persons in Africa have experienced high levels human rights abuses. Some of these abuses are committed by the State, which deny us the right to education, health care, bodily safety, freedom … Continue reading