Five Misconceptions about Documentation, Archiving, and Communication in the Field of Community Cultural Development

Article by Jamie Haft; Photos by Andrew Morikawa This article was originally posted on Roadside Theater’s blog.  Virginia Tech recently hosted a small national meeting on documentation, archiving, and communication in the field of community cultural development. Articulated by convener Bob Leonard,

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“That’s Why I’m An Activist!” Reflections on the Community Organizing Learning Exchange

Article by Jasmine Brown Empowering, insightful, and inquisitive are just a few of the words that could sum up the impact of the Community Organizing Learning Exchange, held in Atlanta on November 1-3. Keynote Speaker and cultural organizer Tufara Waller

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The Power of Aesthetics: Reflections on Maya Lin’s The Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial

This is the third of four articles about the Alternate ROOTS Power and Aesthetics Learning Exchange, held in Washington D.C. on September 21 and 22. Other articles can be found here and here. 58,000 names engraved in the panels of

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