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.
Join literary activist and IPS Board Chair, Ethelbert Miller and playwright and political analyst, John Feffer for a dynamic discussion on the intersections of arts and activism. Also, don’t miss the sneak preview of John Feffer’s up and coming play A Little Knowledge.
Join us for a lively discussion with American singer, songwriter, actor and social justice activist, Harry Belafonte to celebrate the publication of My Song; A Memoir! Mr. Belafonte is a multiple icon for: progressive activists, from civil rights to labor and anti-war and beyond.
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.
A British artist offers citizenship to all in his new island country.
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.
DC event is part of “100 Thousand Poets for Change” global event with over 600 poetry events across the world.
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.
Ai Weiwei has challenged the Chinese authorities with his art and his Tweets — who will win this political tug-of-war?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photos of life in Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps by children aged five through 12 give a glimpse into their hopes amid tragic surroundings.