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Sara Trail
Antioch, CA
Sara Trail dedicates her art practice to social justice reform and created SJSA in efforts to engage students and activists across the United States who share a common vision of equity and justice. She uses art as a vehicle for motivation and awareness while providing people a platform to create activist art through fabric textiles.  She encourages people to become artivists [art + activist] and designs community social justice quilts as a tool for social critique and action.
Sarah Browning
Washington, DC
Sarah Browning is Director of Split This Rock and DC Poets Against the War, author of Whiskey in the Garden of Eden (The Word Works, 2007), and co-editor of D.C. Poets Against the War: An Anthology (Argonne House Press, 2004). The recipient of an artist fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, she has also received a Creative Communities Initiative grant and the People Before Profits Poetry Prize.
Sarah Doherty
Baltimore , MD
Sarah Doherty is an artist whose work explores the intersections of art, architecture, urban spaces and technology through installation art and urban intervention projects. Installation works have combined sculptural materials, with video, computer controlled media and light to explore experiential and participatory art. Her urban interventions explore the intersections of creative agency and strategies of place making. She serves on as Interdisciplinary Sculpture & Foundation professor at The Maryland Institute College of Art.
Save Yourself: Relay
New York, NY
Artist Jamie Crooke invites participants on an interactive performance throughout 14th street as part of the Art in Odd Places Festival. Maps will be available throughout the festival to participate by collecting health information from businesses at your own pace. Performances will be held on Oct. 5-9th from 12-4pm along 14th Street. "Save Yourself: Relay" was inspired by a 2012 study conducted that
San Antonio, TX
Mission Statement Serving San Antonio’s youth, SAY Sí is a year round, long-term, non-profit multidisciplinary arts program that provides students opportunities to develop artistic and social skills in preparation for higher educational advancement and professional careers.  
Scenarios USA
Brooklyn, NY
Scott Stulen
Minneapolis, MN
Scott Stulen grew up in west central Minnesota in the 1980’s and has an inappropriately positive view of late seventies design. He (non-ironically) loves Neil Diamond, chainsaw art, pastel polyester baseball jerseys, romantic landscape painters and western shirts from Fleet Farm. His paintings and sculptures explores false constructions of personal and collective memory, failure, loss, and obsession through the cabin culture aesthetic of the Upper Midwest.
Scribe Video Center
Philadelphia, PA
SCRIBE VIDEO CENTER, a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization, was founded in 1982 as a place where people could work together and gain skills in media making. Scribe Video Center seeks to explore, develop and advance the use of video as an artistic medium and as a tool for progressive social change. "Scribe" is a metaphor for the use of video as a modern medium to record significant contemporary concerns and events. Central to our mission are efforts to reach communities that traditionally have not had access to video training or production facilities.
Seats of Power
Brisbane, CA
In Seats of Power, artist and activist Beth Grossman invited ten public officials in Brisbane, California to immortalize their derrieres in the name of art and civic engagement. Asked to create an art exhibit to honor the opening of a new civic center in Brisbane, Grossman wanted to use the installation to make people think about leadership and civic responsibility, and to humanize the other side of the podium.
Seth Kibel
Pikesville, MD
Seth is the leader, clarinetist, and composer for The Alexandria Kleztet, a genre-bending klezmer band he founded in the Baltimore/Washington area. The band's four albums, Peace, Love and Coffee (2009), Close Enough for Klezmer (2005), Delusions of Klezmer (2002) and Y2Klezmer (1999) are all available nationwide. All four recordings received the Washington Area Music Association's (WAMA) award for Best World Music Recording following their release. Additionally, Seth was named "Best World Music Instrumentalist" by WAMA every year from 2003 through 2011.
Shakespeare Behind Bars
Louisville, KY
Shakespeare Behind Bars is a Louisville, Kentucky based project focusing on the aspects of theatre that can make a person trust, collaborate, critically think, have a desire to help others and create a positive self image. The program has been a success since 1995 and it has since sparked a documentary film about the intimate's journey through the theatrical process. The documentary was by Philomath Films, an organization that supports social change by helping to create documentaries on the people and programs helping communities.
Shakti Foundation for Arts and Culture
Washington , DC
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural arts advocacy organization with a mission to 1. Use the arts as a vehicle for greater harmony and understanding between cultures 2.  Develop new platforms and opportunities for immigrant cultural arts and artists, and 3.  Facilitate non-violent communication between cultural groups and organizations to create a more inclusive society.
Shalini Kantayya
Brooklyn, NY
Filmmaker, educator, and activist Shalini Kantayya uses film/video as a tool to educate, inspire, and empower audiences. Shalini finished in the top 10 out of 12,000 filmmakers on FOX’s ON THE LOT, a show by Steven Spielberg search of Hollywood’s next great director. A William D. Fulbright Scholar in documentary, her film The Churning received the award for best documentary at the Asian American Film Festival. Her recent film, a DROP of LIFE won Best Short at Palm Beach International, Audience Choice Award at the IUOW Film Competition, and a Crystal Dior Nomination at Tokyo Short Shorts.
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Shana R. Goetsch
Baltimore, MD
Shana R. Goetsch's art frequently involves themes of social justice, empowerment, love, loss and bereavement; she began painting in 1989 after witnessing the murder of her mother. Often using words, cultural references or found objects, she injects personal voice, history and memory into her pieces. Goetsch's work has appeared in numerous exhibitions throughout Wisconsin, Virginia, Maryland, Arizona, New York, Washington D.C. and British Columbia, Canada.
Sharon Kong
Baltimore, MD
As I grew as a designer, I saw the social implications of the work that I was doing and decided to pursue it further. Design can impact people and societies, and it carries a lot of weight. That is why I am getting my MA in Social Design, where I practice human-centered design and community-involved collaboration. I come from Steelerstown, but no less love for Ravensville. =)
Sheelagh Colclough
Sheelagh Colclough is a multidisciplinary artist who has been working in the arts in Northern Ireland for over 14 years. Her art has propelled her into a number of roles including facilitating, devising and coordinating participatory art projects, exhibiting, researching, delivering training, and producing commissioned artwork and installations. Her projects include “Evaluate!,” an interactive exhibition about community art and, most recently, work on the Turner Prize 2013 as part of the learning team.
Shipyard Project
Portsmouth, NH
The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange’s Shipyard Project explored memories and issues – historic and contemporary – of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, and their significance to the lives of people in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The Music Hall of Portsmouth, New Hampshire sponsored the project as a way to address the high community anxiety around recent downsizing and two efforts to close the naval shipyard.
Sia Orginazation
Orange County, CA
SIA Organization draws upon a wide range of life experiences including firsthand experience of being a child in an institutional setting. Each staff/Volunteer is required to participate in on-going training and professional development. VALUES
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SIA Organization is working with The Hitting Stops Here! to spread awareness about opposing corporal punishment in the private and public school systems. We believe this behavior should stop. Education policymakers need work to get “Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act,” HR 5628 was first introduced (June 2010; same legislation as HR 3027) reintroduced and passed. The Hitting Stops Here! and their advocacy that led to HR 5628/ 3027.
Silk Road Rising
Chicago, IL
Silk Road Rising (formerly known as Silk Road Theatre Project) creates live theatre and online videos that tell stories through primarily Asian American and Middle Eastern American lenses. In representing communities that intersect and overlap, we advance a polycultural worldview.