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MOCA Decides to Drop Merger with LACMA
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) appears to forgo collaboration with Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). MOCA board officials states that the museum would best be an independent...more



Dispelling Santa Cruz Homeless Stereotypes through Telling Stories
Annette March, founder and project director of the Not the Other: The Oral Histories of People Experiencing Homelessness, aims to banish misconceptions regarding Santa Cruz's homeless residents by...more

Art Therapy Program for Homeless Artists in Boston
An online marketplace has been set up to help Boston-area artists sell their artworks, ArtLifting. ArtLifting is founded by brother-sister duo Spencer and Liz Powers. The site, artlifting.com, is...more

BottleRock Music Fest Needs Volunteers
The highly acclaimed BottleRock Napa Valley music festival will be giving out free one-day pass tickets for volunteer labor. Over 700 volunteers could be used during the five-day festival at the...more

KCET and The California Endowment\
KCET and The California Endowment's Building Healthy Communities initiative announced THE POWER OF STORIES, a new multimedia archive that includes a collection of stories and videos that will...more

Social Enterprise Launches Children\
In partnerhsip with Netiya, social enterprise Project CREED launches its newest book, "Back to the Source." The book is a Los Angeles project that targets the need for a better and more...more

Parent Volunteer Teaches Students Art at Charter School
Parent volunteer Jessica Owens spends her time and money planning and creating art projects and obtaining supplies to teach students at the Pocatello Community Charter School. Jessica is a regular...more

Micki Free Helms in Homeless Vets Benefit Concert at Pomona Glass House
Grammy winner and guitarist Micki Free will take part in a benefit concert organized by the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe, which is headquartered in Pomona. The benefit concert will raise money...more

Homelessness & Housing Society Showcases Youth Films on Homelessness
The Surrey Homelessness & Housing Society, an organization dedicated to addressing the needs of people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, is holding its film screening and awards event at...more

Historic Preservation Boosts Economic Development, Study Finds
According to a study by the Utah Heritage Foundation, historic preservation and conservation spur economic development. The Washington, D.C., real estate and economic development consulting firm...more






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Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy

Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy
Joanne Barkan, author of Big Philanthropy vs. Democracy: The Plutocrats Go to School, discusses “big philanthropy” as...



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