Posts tagged "Cultural Change"

  • Reclaiming The Thunder: Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde

    Taina Asili y la Banda Rebelde brings a powerful message to the world of fusion-rhythm. Taina is a member of Occupy Albany's People of Color and Women's Working Groups.  The band have just announced their Reclaim The Thunder tour to offer free shows for social justice organizations in the U.S. and Europe!

    Cultural Strategy: Using music to educate, build community, and mobilize.


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  • Blending Organizing, Hip-Hop, and Social Change in the Bronx

    Bronx-based Hip Hop group Rebel Diaz and their comrades from the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective (RDAC-BX) were joined by hundreds of others as they helped lead a march through the Bronx Saturday to address issues of police brutality and economic injustice.

    Cultural Strategy:Using music to build community and mobilize people.


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  • Rethinking the Role of Artists in the Movement

     

    By Josh Healey, Tikkun Magazine

    Last night some of my cultural comrades and heroes reminded me what it means to be artist in the movement. Artists of the 99% organized a panel/workshop that dealt with strategies for artists participating in social justice movements. It was a power-packed room. 

     


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  • OWS: Cultural Moment, Political Movement

    From Day One, Arts & Culture have been a driving force of the Occupy Movement. In fact, one could argue that OWS was a cultural moment even before it was a political movement. In the weeks leading up to September 17, OWS did not yet exist as a group. There was no plan beyond just showing up. There was no infrastructure in place. No massive General Assemblies or spokescouncils. There was just a surreal image that proposed a radical first step, which seemed just impossible enough to be worth trying.


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