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One hundred years after the birth of sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, his meditative reinvention of Indian classical raga music has...
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Coronavirus in the Middle East: Creativity to help knows no bounds

From mounting death tolls in Italy and the US to fractured responses to the global crisis, there is no shortage...
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Lara Downes Explores the Many Resonances in Roots Music

Lara Downes | Credit: Max Barrett In liner notes for her new album, Some of These Days, pianist Lara Downes expresses the 14-track CD’s...
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Bay Area Musical Luminaries Plan a Tribute to Hamza El Din

Hamza El Din | Credit: John Werner There were so many right reasons why the tribute to the late Nubian musician Hamza...
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How painter Jacob Lawrence reframed early American history with ‘Struggle’By Jared Bowen, WGBH

Sources: PBS Amid the McCarthy hearings and the launch of the civil rights movement in the 1950s, painter Jacob Lawrence,...
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PRÊTE-MOI TON RÊVE: This contemporary art exhibition in Dakar tackles African migration and reframes colonization By Ciku Kimeria

MUSEE DES CIVILISATIONS NOIRES Siriki Ky’s, Têtes précieuses (Precious heads), sculpted bronze heads piled on a regal red pillow, laments...
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Peace March and Rally, Milwaukee, Wisconsin – February 15, 2003 By George Lottermoser

Photography ©2003 Lottermoser
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Peace globalization by Maria Elena Vinader

Appeared on the Spring 2003 , T:AP Quarterly Publication In 1999 when the Kozovo war was taking place and people...
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THE SENSATIONAL JOSEPHINE BAKER ARRIVES IN PARIS — 2/13/20

from Seven Ages of Paris by Alistair Horne. Josephine Baker arrives in Paris and immediately becomes a sensation: "Josephine Baker ... sailed for...
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Say No to Violence in the Media and in Toys by Kealey Pringle

The average child between 6 and l4 years old will see about 11,000 murders. Cartoons are the most violent with...
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Dr. Kyoko Okumoto

yoko Okumoto holds a PhD in the Arts and Literature from Kobe College Graduate School of Letters in Japan and an MA in Peace Studies from Lancaster University in the UK. She is a Professor of Peace Studies, Conflict Transformation, and English Literature atOsaka Jogakuin University, a women’s university in Osaka, Japan. Her research fields are: conflict transformation/nonviolent intervention, the arts, including literature and drama, and the relation between the two areas. She facilitates numerous peace training workshops at various places at all levels—from high school, to university to elderly communities. With NGOs such as Transcend-Japan, Transcend-InternationalNonviolent Peaceforce-JapanACTION-Asia and ACTION-Global, and Northeast Asia Regional Peacebuilding Institute (NARPI), Kyoko tries to explore ways to connect with other Asian—Northeast, Southeast and South Asian—communities, and beyond to build more peaceful societies where people can have creative dialogues among themselves and with their neighbors and communities.

Course for 2018: Arts Approaches to Community-Based Peacebuilding (AACP)


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