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Act Locally, Create Globally

As mentioned in our Mission, 150 is committed to facilitating creative compassion that addresses some of the world's most pressing needs. Even as we seek to act locally through arts-focused events and initiatives, we also want to create globally: to utilize the arts as a means to support global justice and compassion causes.

There are some surprising partnerships that are already developing out of this effort. One of them is with an organization called Freedom In Creation, an incredible nonprofit org that empowers war affected children in Uganda (some of them former child soldiers) through art therapy. In fact, the art created by the kids becomes a means for raising funds so that clean water wells can be established in their home villages. This results in healing for both the children and the villages.

New Moon has already played host to a benefit concert/event for Freedom In Creation, and other benefit events are scheduled to support ANEW Place, a local homeless shelter. In addition, the Tree House Arts program will engage underserved kids in our own neighborhood, many of whom are from refugee families. Thus, act locally, create globally!