Program
Program
Arts & Humanities
About

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

Julia Patinella is a multilingual singer and songwriter. Julia reflects on her experience as a first-generation American female, her passion for social justice in response to issues of intimate partner violence, and how...

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Mon, 26 Sep 2016
blogThe Language of the Unheard

Recently, a video of a conversation between The Daily Show host Trever Noah and rapper T.I. went viral. In the snippet, Noah presses T.I. about the content of his new song and video, “Warzone.” The controversial “War Zone” video portrays an alternate reality where a young white male who lives in the suburbs is... more...

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Mon, 12 Sep 2016
blogBeyond the Artistic Value of Protesting

Something I appreciate about museums and art galleries is that I can observe an art piece and tell the person standing next to me what I see in it.  And that person can say “Ah, I see that now.”  And then they can tell me how they see it, and I can nod with my thumb holding up my chin and my index finger covering my... more...

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Sun, 21 Aug 2016
blogWhat is Racism, Anyway?

I’ve lived in New York City pretty much my entire life, though I was a college freshman at the State University of New York at Geneseo — over 6 hours away from home — on 9/11.  Like every other American, I was consumed by this event, and I was especially focused on who flew those planes. I saw their faces on the... more...

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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...