About Us

    Worldwide, people from all walks of life are finding creative ways to oppose war and promote peace, justice, and sustainability. Culture is fertile terrain for this struggle. Education that nourishes a critical mind and fortifies the soul is just as essential.

    Cultures of Resistance.org is the outreach website of the Cultures of Resistance Network, which aims to promote and support organizations, activists, and artists who seek a more peaceful, just, and democratic world. The CoR Network was created by Iara Lee, director of Cultures of Resistance Films (visit the film website here), as a way of supporting people wishing to take action around peace and justice issues. This website exists as a space in which people can learn about the inspiring members of our network and find ways to join their global justice campaigns. For updates on our work and the groups that we support, sign up for our mailing list here.

    For an archive of press coverage about the Cultures of Resistance Network, click here.

    (Please note: The Cultures of Resistance Network does not accept unsolicited grant requests. Due to limited staff and resources, we regret that we will not be able to respond to any such requests we receive. The Cultures of Resistance Network was formerly known as the Caipirinha Foundation. The legal name of our organization is the Cultures of Resistance Network Foundation.)

    CoR Network Project Areas
    Through this website, the CoR Network promotes a variety of organizations that are engaged in long-term campaigns for social change and assists activist efforts to address humanitarian crises as they arise.

    Our work falls into five project areas:

  • Make Art Not War
    Promoting creativity as a form of resistance.

  • Sustainability Not War
    Working to make a healthier planet and healthier food.

  • Human Rights Not War
    Fighting for legal justice for all.

  • Education Not War
    Creating educational opportunities for under-served students of all ages.

  • Urgent Action
    Connecting concerned citizens to the most pressing social justice campaigns of the day.

  • Director Iara Lee

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