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By Heart
Poetry, Prison, and Two Lives
Judith Tannenbaum, Spoon Jackson
A two-person memoir that explores education, prison, possibility, and which children our world nurtures and which it shuns. At the book's core are two stories that speak up for human imagination, spirit, and the power of art.


 "...Judith wants us to see that humanity exists, and can thrive, in even the places where we try to bury it. And when we choose to acknowledge what we so seldom look at, we may very well find reflections of ourselves."

- Wendy Jason, change.org



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Art, Dialogue, Action, Activism
Case Studies from Animating Democracy
Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Pam Korza
Art, Dialogue, Action, Activism examines the role of dialogue in the work of cultural organizations oriented toward civic action and activism.


For more information, please visit Americans for the Arts or Animating Democracy.



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Civic Dialogue, Arts & Culture
Findings from Animating Democracy
Pam Korza, Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Andrea Assaf
Civic Dialogue, Arts & Culture explores the power of the arts and humanities to foster civic engagement and demonstrates how arts and humanities organizations can be vital civic and cultural institutions.


For more information, please visit Americans for the Arts or Animating Democracy.



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Critical Perspectives
Writings on Art and Civic Dialogue
Caron Atlas, Pam Korza
Critical Perspectives is a collection of essays that explore art, civic dialogue, and reflective critical writing. The essays focus on three compelling projects that employed the unique capacities of theater, visual art, and historic preservation.


For more information, please visit Americans for the Arts or Animating Democracy.



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Cultural Perspectives in Civic Dialogue
Case Studies from Animating Democracy
Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Pam Korza
This book shares the efforts of cultural organizers who are skilled in working deeply within and across cultures to understand important cultural considerations in arts-based civic dialogue work.


For more information, please visit Americans for the Arts or Animating Democracy.



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Dialogue in Artistic Practice
Case Studies from Animating Democracy
Barbara Schaffer Bacon, Pam Korza
This book explores the work of three exemplary artist companies. Case studies examine the Animating Democracy projects implemented by these companies, as well as their long traditions of community engagement, to highlight how dialogue is inherent to art.


For more information, please visit Americans for the Arts or Animating Democracy.



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Arts for Change
Teaching Outside the Frame
Beverly Naidus
Beverly Naidus shares her passion and strategies for teaching socially engaged art, offering, as well, a short history of the field and the candid views of more than thirty colleagues.



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Art and Upheaval
Artists on the World's Frontlines
William Cleveland
Author William Cleveland tells remarkable stories from Northern Ireland, Cambodia, South Africa, United States (Watts, Los Angeles), aboriginal Australia, and Serbia, about artists who resolve conflict and heal unspeakable trauma.



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New Creative Community
The Art of Cultural Development
Arlene Goldbard
An inspiring, foundational book that defines the burgeoning field of community cultural development.



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Community Revitalization



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