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Arts & Humanities
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Uniting art and community to transform conflicts through original theatrical works, collective creativity, and leadership development for underserved populations. 

Intersection’s Arts & Humanities program employs a unique approach to social justice initiatives. Using a combination of education and artistic expression to frame social issues and establish common ground, we engage and empower those whom we are honored and committed to serve, helping people discover their personal role in creating justice in the world. More

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Fred Johnson interviews Queens rapper and poet Ha Style, featured artist performing at Soundtrack of War on June 4 at the Queens Museum!

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Mon, 26 Jun 2017
blogAn Artist on Top of the World – Remembering...

One night during Memorial Day weekend of 2014, my friend Bobby and I stood on the roof of a skyscraper residential building on 72nd street. As our friends and family partied around us and fireworks went off in the distance, we looked down upon New York City. I said to him, “Everything that we want is within reach, bro.” He... more...

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Mon, 12 Jun 2017
blogPeace Is Complicated

The philosopher Confucius was onto something when he stated, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” This quote applies to many areas of life, but these days it makes me think specifically about conflict resolution, particularly on a national and global level. It seems that the higher the stakes are,... more...

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Thu, 18 May 2017
blogWhen Companies You Love Do Bad Things

I find myself running out of airlines to choose from. Recent news reports of passenger mistreatment leave me disappointed in these companies for their policies and/or personnel, and I remember these feelings when I travel, which is fairly frequently. If I am to maintain a stance of solidarity with the grossly mistreated, my options are... more...

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Thu, 6 Apr 2017
blogMy Workplace is Sacred

I often refer to Studio 145, the performing space housed at Intersections International, as a sacred space. Its prestige is tied to religion, but not one particular religion. It’s a space where reverence is expected for all people, with respect for their spiritual beliefs. I believe that universal kind of reverence is foundational... more...