Activist, Mother, ExxonMobil Shareholder: Jane Dale Owen

Owen told me, “Houston made me become an environmentalist because of the air pollution.”

Girl Be Heard: Staging the Revolution via Theater

Girl Be Heard (originally known as the Project Girl Performance Collective) is a not-for-profit theater group that is the brainchild of Ashley Marinaccio, Artistic Director, and Jessica Greer Morris, Executive Director. They have melded their talents and backgrounds to create “social justice theater.” The new name reflects a rebranding, as the organization moves beyond its […]

“Trashed” Examines Global Waste

As part of the “Reel Pieces” movie series at the 92Y in New York City, Annette Insdorf hosted Jeremy Irons in a screening of Trashed. Irons, the executive producer of the film, also takes on the role of citizen-journalist narrator. Along with director Candida Brady, they explore the issue of global waste—and how each individual […]

A Portrait of Activism: “How to Survive a Plague”

Individual activism matters. Coalesced into group action—it is mighty.

The Artist as Dissident — “Ai WeiWei: Never Sorry”

Ai Weiwei learned early on about politics and art through the experience of his father Ai Qing, a renowned poet who was imprisoned by Chiang Kai-shek.

Dayle Haddon Models a New Paradigm of Beauty

Determined to open a conversation on defining beauty differently, Haddon’s question was, “What are the components of beauty?”

Uniting on the War Against Women

At the April 28, 2012 Unite for Women In New York March and Rally, there was consistent, verbalized incredulity that in the 21st century women were refighting old battles that were supposed to have been won.

“The New Environmentalists” — Grassroots Activists Fight for Justice

The Goldman Environmental Prize was created to bring acknowledgment to the work of “grassroots environmental heroes” from the regions of Africa, Asia, Europe, Islands and Island Nations, North America, and South and Central America.

Fueling The Hearts Of Others: Ways To Fight For Clean Air

Peter Alduino, the author of The Citizen Leader, promotes the core belief that we are “co-creators of the world we live in,” thereby contributing to the character of the society around us.

Harry Belafonte: Artist and Activist Still on the March

Belafonte said, “Artists have power, the largest power in the universe. The artist is a supreme being, and art is to define our humanity, to encourage.”