Program
Program
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

Community Policing
Community Policing
Arts & Humanities Initiative: Dance Collective
Arts & Humanities Initiative: Dance Collective
Community Outreach
Community Outreach
Multimedia

Mary Button, creator of religious art, photographer, theologian and social justice activist shares her inspiring story of faith, art and social justice.

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Mon, 25 Jul 2016
blogIllumination

I envision a world in which melanin reigns free; a world where our lights are allowed to “shine bright like a diamond;” a world where, “let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, oh yeah” is not just an anthem sung in churches on Sunday, but an outwardly expressed state of being. I envision a world where... more...

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Fri, 24 Jun 2016
blogA Unique Experience

When I wrote my last blog, “The Effect of Telling Someone’s Story,” I was reflecting on how powerful it can be to tell another person’s story through theatre.  At the time, I was particularly inspired having just seen Joe Morton portray Dick Gregory in Turn Me Loose (now playing Off-Broadway), and having... more...

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Mon, 23 May 2016
blogThe Effect of Telling Someone's Story

Let me be honest... I enjoy talking about myself. I especially enjoy telling cherished stories, like the one about how I met my wife, the time I lost my son in a supermarket, and the time I scaled a fence to find myself face-to-face with Niagara Falls. You know what else I really enjoy doing? Telling other people’s stories.... more...

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Mon, 9 May 2016
blogDream on Church Street

For the past three months, I’ve been working with a company of actors in Montclair, NJ to create a new play that addresses community–police relations there, similar to the way Uniform Justice was created in Memphis, TN. It’s an intense process to write a play in three months, especially when that play needs to reflect... more...