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MUSEUM PICK <br/>The Barefoot Approach

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The Barefoot Approach

Filmmaker Sumithra Prasanna visited a unique institution in India that relies on community members, rather than experts, to help solve local problems.

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Photographer Lili Almog presents an intimate look at women in rural China, and examines how the rapid modernization of society is changing women's economic opportunities and cultural traditions.

Lisa Link presents this striking performance art video project about the impact of U.S. economic policies of the last ten years on middle and working class women.


Photojournalist Paola Gianturco visited the Barefoot College in India and met women from all over Africa who are being trained to become solar engineers.

Kathy LeMay, president and CEO of Raising Change, a social change fundraising organization, explains what financial security means to her.

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Art

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Creative Writing

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Journalism/Activism

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  18. Women Need Macro Solutions, Too >>

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Music/Audio

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Simba Shani Kamaria Russeau
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    World Affairs Council
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Photography

  1. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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  3. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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  4. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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  5. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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  6. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Lili Almog
    2/1/2010 | 11361 views |
  7. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    María María Acha Rodríguez, Spain
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  8. COMMUNITY VOICE: Women Who Light the Dark >>

    Paola Gianturco, United States
    1/28/2010 | 8423 views |
  9. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Mimi Kuo-Deemer, China
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  10. Mujeres Constructoras >>

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    Teena Saulo, Australia
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Video / Multimedia

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  2. COMMUNITY VOICE:
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    Renée Bergan, United States
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    International Center for Research on Women
    6/25/2010 | 4501 views |
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Other

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    CARE, Worldwide
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    IMOW Team, United States
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