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The Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change Corner

Kayhan Irani.jpgDeveloping Leadership Through Theatre in Afghanistan
9 August 2018

Emmy-award winning writer and cultural activist Kayhan Irani takes the reader into her work developing grassroots leaders in Afghanistan using Theatre of the Oppressed methods and practices, while weathering the larger structural forces: war, political upheaval, and economic strife. The article contains an interlude from Irani's project assistant and trainee Saleh Sepas, an Afghan theatre-maker and grassroots human rights activist turned refugee and refugee advocate.



ArielEmail.jpgDiversity, Inclusion & Representation in the Arts
26 July 2018

Read this month's Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change Corner featuring Ariel Shelton, a Program Manager for the Performing Arts for Everyone and Community Engagement team at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. The column delves into Shelton's past experience as an artist of color and the leadership role she now plays within the arts administration community



SusieEmail.jpgZilphia Horton: The Singing Heart of the Highlander Folk School
12 July 2018

In this month's Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change column, learn about "Zilphia Horton: The Singing Heart of the Highlander Folk School." Author and artist Candie Carawan shares interviews with key members of the school and highlights the role Zilphia played in the U.S. Civil Rights anthem, "We Shall Overcome." After reading the article, be sure to enjoy the hour-long podcast of music in tribute to Zilphia!



DavidEmail.jpgTeaching About Social Justice Within the Arts Leadership Context 
26 April 2018

In this month's Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change Corner, David Edelman shares his experience successfully integrating ILA's Building Leadership Bridges book of the same name into his graduate performing arts management leadership class. Read his engaging (and funny) first person account of this endeavor and then enjoy the chapter he contributed to the book, "Acting Up & Fighting Back: How New York's Artistic Community Responded to AIDS."



dylansncc.jpgThe Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party: A Bottom-Up Leadership Model 
30 March 2018

Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change corner editor Susie Erenrich sets the stage for Mike Miller's article, "The Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Fifty + Years Later: Lessons for Today." Miller reflects on his work in Mississippi in 1963 digs into the leadership lessons applicable to community organizing and electoral politics today. Read the article and listen to the accompanying music from that era.




MagpieEmail.jpgEarly Horizontal Leadership Pioneers: Joe Hill, The IWW, & Fellow Workers
1 March 2018

This month's corner offers a rich multimedia experience of "Early Horizontal Leadership Pioneers." Read a short introduction; download, "They Were All Leadership: The IWW & Songs for Revolution," a chapter from Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change; and stream an episode of Wasn't That a Time, "Remembering Joe Hill, The IWW & Fellow Workers With Magpie," to hear and experience the songs that accompanied this social change movement.



SusieYoung.jpgThe Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change Corner 
25 January 2018

We're pleased to announce a new column for 2018, The Grassroots Leadership & the Arts for Social Change Corner, edited by Susan Erenrich. In this multimedia column, readers will vicariously experience the work of brave leader-artists, reflect on their commitments and achievements, and continue to dream a better world full of possibility all within the framework of grassroots, collective, collaborative, horizontal leadership.