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IMPACT 2012: A Festival of Political Art

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Culture Project is dedicated to addressing critical human rights issues by creating and supporting artistic work that amplifies marginalized voices. By fostering innovative collaboration between human rights organizations and artists, we aim to inspire and impact public dialogue and policy, encouraging democratic participation in the most urgent matters of our time.

Conversation on Voter Suppression and Citizens United, Wednesday 8/15 at 7pm

Isaiah Castilla (Advocacy Programs Council, Alliance for Justice) moderates a conversation around voter suppression and Citizens United, the landmark Supreme Court case that granted corporations the same first amendment rights as citizens. With Diana Sen (Associate Counsel, Latino Justice PRLDEF) and Mimi Marziani (Counsel in Democracy Program of the Brennan Center). Presented with support from Alliance for Justice.

Media that Matters: Shorts screening and conversation, Friday 8/17 at 7pm

An evening of short films related to constitutional rights curated by Arts Engine from their Media That Matters collection. The Media That Matters Film Festival is the premiere showcase for short films on the most important topics of the day. Local and global, online and in communities around the world, Media That Matters engages diverse audiences and inspires them to take action. Presented by IMPACT 2012 and Arts Engine.

 

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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