Shedding Light on Immigration

Shedding Light on Immigration

A Vietnamese-American artist who arrived in the United States with one son and one shoe seeks to capture the debate on immigration in a huge mural.

IPS Holiday Party 2011

IPS Holiday Party 2011

You’re invited to what might be the best IPS holiday party ever! Join us at the 5th and K street Busboys & Poets for food, beverages, great music, our annual holiday skit, an auction and raffle of wonderful items, and a gathering of positive and progressive people.

Tengo un Dream

Tengo un Dream

In the heart of San Francisco, a newly unveiled mural draws attention to the plight of two-thirds of migrant youth who are left out of the conversation on immigration reform.

100 Thousand Poets for Change, DC: Poetry Walk of Shame

100 Thousand Poets for Change, DC: Poetry Walk of Shame

Join Split This Rock and Foreign Policy in Focus, a project of the Institute for Policy Studies, as we give voice to some of those poets for one day. We’ll take a short walk to the embassies of three countries — Yemen, Burma,… and Turkmenistan — where citizens have no right to free speech, where poets, writers, and other freedom lovers have been threatened, arrested, and murdered for their words and their activism.

Art v. State

Ai Weiwei has challenged the Chinese authorities with his art and his Tweets — who will win this political tug-of-war?

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Opening Exhibit and Reading

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Opening Exhibit and Reading

The Corcoran Gallery of Art presents ‘Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here’, a collection of 130 broadsides celebrating our collective cultural voice and representing the deaths and injuries of the March 2007 car bomb on al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad.

Breaching the Wall through Art

Breaching the Wall through Art

The wall that divides Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories is ugly and oppressive. It is far from a work of art. But now it is the subject of art.

A Day of Action on Military Spending

A Day of Action on Military Spending

People in more than 35 countries, as well as Columbus, Dallas, Kansas City and dozens of other cities throughout the United States will participate in the first Global Day of  Action on Military Spending. This global action will come one day after the release on April 11 of the 2010 figures for global military expenditures by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. In 2009, the world spent more than $1.5 trillion on the military.

Iraq’s Starving Artists

The exhibition, “Artists in Exile: Forgotten Iraqi Refugees in Syria,” seeks to bridge cultural gaps between the United States and Arab and Middle Eastern countries.

Photogra-fundraiser Exhibit with Drew Kleibrink

Photogra-fundraiser Exhibit with Drew Kleibrink

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.

The Refugee Child Photographers

The Refugee Child Photographers

Photos of life in Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps by children aged five through 12 give a glimpse into their hopes amid tragic surroundings.