Listen: The Power of Art & Cultural Organizing to Inspire & Build Movements

Audio from Learning Institute “Tough Times in Social Justice Philanthropy: Strategic Impact Through Stronger Collaboration, Capacity & Alliances

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Culture is the realm of ideas, images and stories; it is where people make sense of the world and where they find meaning and forge community. History shows that when culture changes, politics follows. Culture can reach audiences beyond the bounds of what community organizing and policy-based advocacy can do. While the media is laced with myths, stereotypes and misrepresentation of grassroots movements, cultural interventions can play a key role in pushing forward stories that help shift the public debate. A growing movement of artists around the country is using cultural tools to fight economic inequality, corporations and anti-migrant hate. In this session, artist-activists, writers and cultural leaders discussed models for connecting artists to movements for social change.