Live Visualization of the Situation in Burma - Tracking and Mapping Hate Crimes
The Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention
Data Visualization and analytics working to understand the situation on the ground in Burma. This looks to be a part of the new early warning system that The Sentinel Project is building to identifying communities at risk of genocide High-res

Live Visualization of the Situation in Burma - Tracking and Mapping Hate Crimes

The Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention

Data Visualization and analytics working to understand the situation on the ground in Burma. This looks to be a part of the new early warning system that The Sentinel Project is building to identifying communities at risk of genocide

THE LAUNDROMAT PROJECTwww.laundromatproject.org
The Laundromat Project uses arts & culture to amplify assets that already exist within the community - brought to you via laundromats (!!) 

Wash Clothes :: Make Art :: Build Community

The Laundromat Project brings engaging, community-responsive art and artists into local coinops across Greater New York City. By helping turn imaginations into creative fuel, we empower communities of color living on modest incomes to dream new visions for their own neighborhoods.

THE LAUNDROMAT PROJECT
www.laundromatproject.org

The Laundromat Project uses arts & culture to amplify assets that already exist within the community - brought to you via laundromats (!!) 

Wash Clothes :: Make Art :: Build Community

The Laundromat Project brings engaging, community-responsive art and artists into local coinops across Greater New York City. By helping turn imaginations into creative fuel, we empower communities of color living on modest incomes to dream new visions for their own neighborhoods.

GO PLANT SOME SHIT!

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Ron Finley:

Guerrilla Gardening in South Central

"GARDENING IS MY GRAFFITI

via FRANK151

Ron Finley is a Los Angeles-based designer who started the DROPDEAD Collextion in the garage of his family home, growing it into a clothing label stocked in Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Ave.

There’s more to Ron than his clothing company though, as he’s also one of the founders of LA Green Grounds. It’s an organization that helps residents of South LA transform their backyards into vegetable gardens. It all started when Ron found it nearly impossible to purchase healthy foods in his neighborhood, which inspired him to start growing his own produce. As he says, "South Central Los Angeles [is the] home of the drive-thru and the drive-by. Funny thing is, the drive-thrus are killing more people than the drive-bys.”

Find out more about LA Green Grounds in the TED video above, and peep the artwork by the Seventh Letter homie RETNA in the background, around 4:44.

Photo via Spontaneous Interventions

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AWOL: All Walks of Life

via http://www.awolinc.org

AWOL promotes and provides self-awareness through the use of Poetry, Hip-Hop and Life. Started by a parole officer in Savannah, GA who saw the need for someone to stand up and be an advocate for these youth, “saving kids from the social landfill”.

This mission is met by providing at-risk youth with arts and technology programs during the hours most relevant to them, after school and at night. AWOL programs encourage respect, creativity, education and most of all non-violence.

FACTS:
- Each year AWOL enrolls over 100 children & teens 7-18.

- Nearly 30% of those enrolled are referred by the juvenile courts.

- 90% are African American

- 70% of them are living in poverty

- According to the State of Georgia Department of Juvenile Justic, the cost to keep one youth in secure detention for just one year is $63,100.

The cost to provide AWOL programming to one youth is only $3000 annually.

- Teens enrolled in AWOL out of school time programs have improved school attendance, decreased behavior problems and are more likely to graduate.

- Dozens of AWOL graduates are enrolled in institutions of higher learningcompleting job training or serving in the Armed Forces.

To Donate, visit 2kstrong.org.

Music by Patrick Rodgers. Photos by Bob Jones, Geoff Johnson, and All Walks of Life.