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The link between survival and art creation for some youth suggests that meaningful activity may be a necessary dimension of youth homelessness prevention. Tom Parsons/Unsplash

How sports and arts can help prevent youth homelessness

Research shows meaningful and accessible activity like sports and arts may have significant impacts for homeless youth or youth at risk of homelessness.
Artist David Koloane believed that education extended far beyond the borders of institutions. Rhodes University

David Koloane fought for the right to define himself – and his art

Deeply influenced by Steve Biko and the Black Consciousness Movement, artist David Koloane, who died on 30 June 2019, believed that artists have a right to define their own work.
Despite its economic crises, Greece did not falter in its mission to support arts and culture. Rhodes, pictured here, has become a role model when it comes to promoting a visionary cultural policy and supporting a vibrant arts and culture community. Serhat Beyazkaya/Unsplash

What the world can learn from Greece’s passion for the arts

The Greek model of supporting the arts is both old and ongoing; it embraces difference and internationalism and believes art is the cornerstone to civil society. We should learn from that model.
Quebec theatre director Robert Lepage’s play SLĀV was cancelled in Montreal after accusations of racial insensitivity because it featured few Black actors. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

‘I don’t see race’ and other white lies

A recent controversy surrounding Québec director Robert Lepage has had some people claiming to be colour-blind when in comes to race. But nothing could be further from the truth.

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