Singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco is no stranger to activism, and her songs often reflect her views about politics and social issues. She sat down with Public Radio International to provide her thoughts on political songwriting and using music for social change. Read more >
After four years of detention, Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei's current exhibitions focus on the global refugee crisis. Read more >
Musician and rising-star Rupa Marya, of Rupa and the April Fishes, is also a UCSF medical doctor and a celebrated activist. Read this Q&A about her role in supporting the #NODAPL movement. Read more >
Check out and support the important work of The Amplifier Foundation, working to amplify the voices of grassroots movements through art and community engagement.
For years, musicians including Bonnie Raitt, Graham Nash, and Jackson Browne have been performing and advocating for the closure of California's Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. Officials finally announce that it will be closing down. A major success for environmentalists. Read more >
The Center for Artistic Activism explores, analyzes, and strengthens the connection between social activism and artistic practice. Artistic activism is more than just an innovative tactic, it is an entire approach: a perspective, a practice, a philosophy. Their goal is to make more creative activists and more effective artists. Read more >