Posts Tagged ‘Institute for Diversity in the Arts’

Islamic Voices: Music of the Arab Spring

Music directly fueled the outbreak of the Arab Spring protests, which began in late 2010 in the streets of Tunisia and then spilled over into Egypt and spread across the Middle East and North Africa. As these protests and demonstrations of dissatisfaction with local governments were met with violent repression, revolutionaries responded with unparalleled forms…

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A Stanford event: How the arts contribute to the Occupy movement

Students and members of the community explore how artists have occupied spaces in order to transform them, and consider the role of the arts in economic, immigrant, political and social justice struggles.

The word “occupy” was on several short lists for word of the year after the Occupy Wall Street protest launched in New York City’s Zuccotti Park last fall. The word was certainly on the minds of H. Samy Alim, Jeff Chang, Tania Mitchell, Ramón Saldívar and José Davíd Saldívar when they developed an entire course…

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