Show on African homosexuality shut down after fundamentalist attack

Senegal exhibition, part of the Dak’Art Biennale, closed due to pressure from extremist Islamic groups. By: Anny Shaw The Senegalese government has shut down one of the first exhibitions in Africa to focus on homosexuality on the continent. The move comes several weeks after an attack on the Dakar gallery by Muslim fundamentalists, says the […]

Theatrum Mundi launches “Designing for Free Speech” challenge

Theatrum Mundi, in partnership with the American Institute of Architects, New York, has launched a “Designing for Free Speech” challenge. The challenge asks architects, designers, activists, artists — and anyone interested in imagining new spaces in the city for free expression — to identify public spaces in New York City and propose re-designs that transform […]

‘The campaign “free Pussy Riot” is over’

Statement by the Anonymous members of Pussy Riot: Garadja, Fara, Shaiba, Cat, Seraphima and Schumacher We, the anonymous members of Pussy Riot, would like to say many thanks to all the people who have supported us, those who demanded the release of our members, those who sympathised with us and sympathised with our ideology. We […]

Art and Activism on the World Stage @ Adelphi University

The Levermore Global Scholars Program is partnering with freeDimensional to bring guest speaker Ademola Bello, an international artist, to campus. Thursday, December 5, 2:00–3:00 p.m Location: Campbell Lounge, Room 1 About the Artist: Ademola Bello is a Nigerian playwright, journalist, and novelist who has used his plays and dramatic writing to give a voice to oppressed communities […]

Projects We Like: SITUATIONAL JUNTA @ Bowery Poetry Club – October 21, 2013

Emcee: Negin Farsad Main Dish: Alex White Mazzarella & Artefacting With: Caron Atlas, Stephanie Gooel, Brian Halloran, Niki Singleton, Lawman Lynch, Chloe Bass, Dave Ruder, Abigail Levine and Wen-shaun Yang Location: Bowery Poetry Time: 6-8pm $10 {Each evening begins with a happy hour from 6pm to 7pm, and a live radio broadcast from 7-8pm.} ABOUT […]

Presentation: The Right to Freedom of Artistic Expression & Creation

Arts/Rights/Justice Working Group presents UN Special Rapporteur on Cultural Rights Report on The Right to Freedom of Artistic Expression & Creation – October 2 – Brussels The presentation of the UN Report, “The Right to Freedom of Artistic Expression and Creation” at the European Parliament in Brussels on 2nd October 2013, from 11:30-14:30 in the […]

Women’s survival strategies in Chechnya: from self-care to caring for each other

Luiza encounters regular violence and intimidation in her work helping women survivors of state-sponsored violence. Living under the Chechen regime, activist women need a combination of self and community care.  by Keely Tongate Luiza has seen many attempts to silence Chechen human rights activists. There was the car with tell-tale tinted windows and no number […]

Call for Entries: CENSURADOS Film Festival – Lima, Peru

“The story that is behind a censored film can help us to understand better our society” CENSURADOS Film Festival will take place in Lima (Peru) on December 2013 with the aim to give voice to those fiction, documentary and animation films that have been censored in different countries for political, religious, sexual or environmental reasons, […]

Forced to Flee: Exiled Voices and Visions for Justice – 11 June 2013

Forced to Flee: Exiled Voices and Visions of Justice Tuesday, June 11 @ 12PM PST / 3PM EST Greetings! We are pleased to announce our upcoming conference call Forced to Flee: Exiled Voices and Visions for Justice, which we are presenting in collaboration with Arts & Democracy Project. Emotions conveyed and evoked by art and […]

2013 ART for HEALTH Benefit – May 24, 6:30-9:30PM @ Project Reach NYC

Save the Date: Friday, May 24 6:30-9:30PM Join us at Project Reach in Chinatown, New York City for an art exhibit, silent auction and performance to fund a mobile clinic this summer in rural villages in Cameroon. Since 2009, the partnership between the U.S. charity organization Bush Medicine Partnership (Drexel University) and Hope International For […]

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