At the Cultures of Resistance Network, we're always looking for new ways to collaborate with artists and activists around the world. Our project Friends of the Cultures of Resistance Network will allow supporters of the CoR Network to work more closely with us as well as to link up with each other, share your stories and skills, and find inspiration in parallel struggles for peace and justice.
On this page, we'll highlight individuals working in solidarity with our campaigns, whether through art, music, film, photography, organizing, journalism, or even medicine. Below, we feature several friends of the CoR Network whom we are proud to include in our network. To learn more about Friends of the Cultures of Resistance Network and how you can get involved, see the bottom of the page.
- Madeline Pike (North Carolina, US): Madeline is the founder of What If You Couldn't,
a student group at North Carolina State University—inspired in part by the CoR Network—that aims to be a hub for freedom of speech and expression issues across the globe. You can find the group on Facebook and Twitter.
- Laura Sterry (Bristol, UK): A feminist activist in Britain, Laura writes: "I am in the process of putting together a film season for women's history month, to be screened in Bristol in March next year. The films will explore ideas about translation and transmission of feminist activist narratives cross culturally. The final programme will include educational events alongside it, both online and actual events, which will provide an opportunity to discuss the themes of the film season in the context of contemporary activism." You can connect with Laura on Facebook or via email: laurasterry [at] hotmail.com. Check back soon for more information and a link to the festival program.
- Handan Uslu (Washington D.C., USA / Istanbul, Turkey): Currently based in Washington, Handan is the founder of KUGlobalAid, an international NGO founded at Koc University in Turkey. The KUGlobalAid website features information on the group's projects in Turkey, Bosnia, and Tunisia, including powerful photographs documenting such projects as "Left Behind in Bosnia."
- Dr. Muhammad Yasir (Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan): A practicing doctor in Pakistan, Dr. Yasir has volunteered to share his medical skills and his photography, as well as act as a local contact for friends of the CoR Network traveling in or researching Pakistan. You can reach him through his Facebook profile.
- Olfa Jelassi (Tunisia): An activist in Tunisia, Olfa has volunteered to translate materials into Arabic as well as being a local contact and sharing information about campaigns with local press.
Want to join us as a Friend of the CoR Network? Email us at campaigns [at] culturesofresistance.org with your name, location, and skills that you would be willing to share. For example:
translating materials into Arabic, French, Korean, or other languages
contributing artwork or graphic design to a CoR Network project
researching local artists in a conflict zone who are doing work for peace
contributing photography for the CoR Network site or social media
being a local contact for your country/city
hosting artists and activists traveling in your area
coordinating events at your local art gallery, performance space, or community center
disseminating information about CoR Network campaigns in a local newspaper or blog
We look forward to hearing from you!