A new book published by the Next Systems Project challenges us to think past today’s daily scandals to consider exactly what kind of society we want to live in.
The Institute for Policy Studies, CHIME and Busboys & Poets invite you to the monthly lunchtime series event for April, “SHAKESPEARE FOR ALL AGES AND STAGES.”
As natural calamities and man-made disasters are devastating human and animal-kind, in the collection “Through the Lens,” Kleibrink uses abstractionist techniques to remind us that there is still much beauty and magic left in the world to inspire us into action. The Institute for Policy Studies opens its doors to the public for a spectacular photo exhibit and you are invited.
Throughout every stage of the struggle for social change music has both fueled and united people and helped galvanize the movement. Marvin Gaye still keeps us asking “What’s going on?” James Brown helped teach people to be “Black and proud” and to “say it loud”. Song has been a communal act of expression that sheds light on injustices from slavery, to the Jim Crow segregation of the Civil Rights and Black Power era, to social the inequalities of today, and it has also served as a creative release.
The Calling by Danny Alpert is a behind-the-scenes look at young Americans – Christian, Jewish, and Muslim – preparing to become the nation’s next generation of religious leaders. The Calling follows their transformation from idealistic students into ordained religious professionals. This documentary explores the forces that are drawing a new generation of young people to serve their communities and their faith.
Award-winning filmmaker and IPS Senior Fellow Saul Landau has used the medium of film for over 40 years to move people to action on pressing domestic and global issues. His films have brought to life the turbulent anti-war protests of the 1960s, the life and words of world leaders including Fidel Castro and Dr. Salvador Allende, the effects of low-level radiation on residents of Utah and Arizona, and the negative impact of foreign investments on Mexico’s culture.