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3: Mini-Sode! 50 Shades of Grey

Created: 24 Apr 2015

50 Shades of Grey, a series of books and a movie dealing with "deviant" or non-normative sex. And yet, also an internationally top selling book and motion picture box office sensation! We took a group of 23 sex work activists to see 50 Shades of Grey in Cape Town, South Africa. Steve and Steve ...

We Take Over the Perceiving Freedom Sculpture in Cape Town

Created: 19 Apr 2015

Working with several advocates for the decriminalization of sex work, we took over the controversial sculpture "Perceiving Freedom" in Cape Town. The action was the culmination of our School for Creative Activism workshop in Cape Town. Selected Press This is Africa - Sex Workers ...

2014 SCA Barcelona Participants

Created: 23 Jan 2015

We'd like to introduce you to the participants from our most recent School for Creative Activism workshop in Barcelona... Mara Kardas-Nelson Mara Kardas-Nelson is a journalist, advocate, and activist. She lived ...

From the Congo to Panama, Beat Making Labs Creates Sustainable Music Studios in Unlikely Places

Created: 25 Mar 2013

http://youtu.be/_dTk3iiOZS8 When most folks think of Africa, they automatically think of famine, disease, and war. But for those who understand how media works, knows that the Africa  most people think of is only one side of the vastly diverse continent. It started as an experiment: what ...

Grace and Gravity – Monumental Work by El Anatsui

Created: 25 Feb 2013

http://youtu.be/5I7XZL9KjFQ "In the exhibition are twelve recent monumental wall and floor sculptures, widely considered to represent the apex of Anatsui’s career. The metal wall works, created with bottle caps from a distillery in Nsukka, are pieced together to form colorful, textured ...

Pray the Devil Back to Hell

Created: 19 Feb 2013

http://youtu.be/dxEvsj80fsE Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles the remarkable story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end a bloody civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Thousands of women — ordinary mothers, grandmothers, aunts and daughters, both ...

Seun Kuti

Created: 04 Sep 2008

Seun Kuti was interviewed on PRI's Sound of Young America a couple weeks ago. Choice excerpt typed below and you can listen to the whole program here: SK: Afrobeat is not pop. JT: Did you ever think that you would be – because afrobeat was certainly popular in Nigeria, it's not *the* pop ...

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