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Kerry Kennedy asks “What are Human Rights?”

Kerry Kennedy walked up to the front of the classroom and started off by asking our students a big question, “What are Human Rights?” At first our students were shy, which is understandable. Kerry Kennedy is an amazing human rights activist who has worked in over 60 countries and led hundreds
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Sold Out! Thank you Kehinde!

Cover image credit: KEHINDE WILEY “The Sisters Zénaïde and Charlotte Bonaparte (The World Stage: Haiti)” 2014 Archival inkjet print on Epson Hot Press Bright 300 grain paper Paper 27.5 x 22 inches Image 21.321 x 16 inches Edition of 30 Publisher: The Lapis Press, Culver City, California Courtesy of the
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Artists Institute Student Applications

Here at APJ, we strive for the best. We’re constantly growing, getting bigger and better because that’s what our students deserve. This March, we are extremely proud and excited to announce Artists Institute’s first call for student applications! The Artists Institute is a free college for art and technology located in
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KEVIN JONAS Launches 25×25 Challenge for Haiti

This February, Kevin Jonas is on a mission. He believes EVERY kid deserves access to education — so he has teamed up with APJ and Crowdrise to make it happen. His Goal: Raise 25K by February 25th so he can send 50 kids to the Academy for Peace and Justice
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Jakmel JouBare’n: Arcade Fire plays Free Kanaval Concert

THE FESTIVAL Music blaring, wild colors, dazzling parades, and dancing in the streets: Kanaval is the ULTIMATE party of the year…and it just got so much better! Grammy Award-winning indie rock band, Arcade Fire, has announced they will play a free outdoor concert in Jacmel, Haiti, on February 21st, 2014 as
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The Exception to the Rule

Last weekend, the New York Times published the Op-ed  “Haiti, Unfinished and Forsaken.” “Four years after the earthquake, Haiti is a fragile, largely forgotten country. It’s possible that some natural or man-made crisis this year could push it back into the headlines. But sustained attention, with the kind of support from
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Variety features Artists for Peace and Justice “in for the Long Haul”

We’re so excited and proud to be featured in Variety magazine’s most recent piece on progress in Haiti. Alongside J/P Haitian Relief Organization and the Worldwide Orphans Foundation, “Haiti Charities Backed by Hollywood Luminaries in for the Long Haul” . “People come in, build something, set it up. Three weeks later they
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School is open!

We’re proud to announce the Academy for Peace and Justice, Cine Institute, and the brand new Audio Institute are now open for the 2013-2014 school year. Artists for Peace and Justice began with a piece of land and a dream to build a free high school for the very poor.
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Great news from one of our long-term ambassadors, Steve Hawthorne (of PD90), who is embarking on a four part film documentary entitled “Road to World Cup 2014”. RWC2014 will document the lives and stories of 11 soccer players from across the world and tell the stories of how they achieved
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Summer School Starts

Summer School at the Academy for Peace and Justice began yesterday. But the programs offered this summer may not be what you would typically expect from summer school sessions. Yes, Summer School at the Academy is an opportunity for students to take extra classes to prepare for the coming school
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