Marc Bamuthi Joseph at TEDGlobal 2017

“Soccer is the only thing on this planet that we can all agree to do together,” says theater maker and TED Fellow Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Through his performances and an engagement initiative called “Moving and Passing,” Joseph combines music, dance and soccer to reveal accessible, joyful connections between the arts and sports. Learn more about how he’s using the beautiful game to foster community and highlight issues facing immigrants.
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Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute and Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network Continue to Advance New National Initiative Focused Exclusively on the Arts and Youth Justice

More than 100 thought leaders and artists from across the U.S., as well as young people, will gather for second forum, part of Create Justice: A National Discussion on Arts and Youth Justice, held on September 25-26, 2017 in Los Angeles

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Create Justice at Carnegie Hall

On March 23 & 24, 2017, thought leaders, artists, representatives from non-profit and government agencies, and policymakers from across the US gathered at Carnegie Hall in New York for Create Justice, the first national conversation to focus exclusively on the intersection of arts education and youth justice. The discussion, led in partnership with The Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network in Los Angeles, continues with three forums over the next twelve months designed to build collaboration on a national scale. Continue reading “Create Justice at Carnegie Hall”

Introducing Create Justice

This week, New York-based Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) and the Los Angeles-based Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network (AIYN) launch Create Justice: A National Discussion on Arts and Justice—the first national initiative focused exclusively on the intersection of arts and juvenile justice. A series of three Create Justice forums will bring together thought leaders, artists, representatives from non-profit and government agencies, and policymakers from across the US with the aim of developing collective impact strategies to help our most at-risk children reach their full potential through opportunities in the arts. The series of forums begins on March 23 and 24 at Carnegie Hall, continues on September 25 and 26 in Los Angeles, and concludes in March 2018 with a culminating event at Carnegie Hall.

Over the past eight years, WMI has become more deeply involved in creating programs for young people in juvenile justice settings, exploring ways that music and art can play a role in their lives. Continue reading “Introducing Create Justice”