Canners, Compost, Community, Art: A Special Peek Inside Sure We Can | Episode 175

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You may have seen people collecting cans and bottles, dependent upon the few cent deposit for their livelihood. For the past 10 years, Sure We Can has provided a sustainable and safe space for this community to thrive. The non-profit organization is not only a recycling center, but also an art space, community center, garden, composting facility, and a place for the local community to learn about sustainability. Join us as we chat with executive director Ryan Castalia and take a virtual tour through this incredible facility in Brooklyn, where we may even get to meet a canner or two to hear their stories.

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Protest, Empathy & Resistance: A Conversation with Street Artist Adam Fujita | Episode 80

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New York City-based artist Adam Fujita creates clear and compelling public messages of protest, community organizing and education. Characterized by flawless elegance, his signature neon street art was born out of a response to the 2016 election, when Adam began using neon as a metaphor for “keeping the lights on” in a volatile political climate. He is now busier than ever creating optimistic work that spotlights gender issues, police violence, women’s rights, corporate greed, nativism, and other social challenges like our current global pandemic. Rising to prominence as a graffiti artist in 1990’s San Fransisco, Adam holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, is a Monster Energy-sponsored artist, and some recent clients include BAM, Shake Shack, the Brooklyn Nets, Coach, the Tony Hawk Foundation, Brompton, and the American Museum of Natural History. Join us for this deep-dive into Adam’s portfolio and profound creative vision.

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