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Empowering

future leaders to create social change

Building Communities of Trust is a roadmap to help future leaders create community projects for social change.

The book and case studies connect thirty years of Artistic Circles’ media for social change with social justice actions and questions from future leaders.

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Building Communities of Trust began with award-winning media projects for social change from nonprofit Artistic Circles.

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is a roadmap to help future leaders create community projects for social change.

This book serves as a guide with lessons and strategies learned from eight award-winning TV and radio documentaries and public programs in the U.S., China, Mexico, and India.

Each chapter includes interactive case studies based on interviews with high school, college and graduate students with questions for future discussions.

Building Communities of Trust examines what works and what doesn’t to build partnerships for water sustainability, peace-making, identity and racial diversity, leadership, and self-care.

the social change you want to see

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  • Global water sustainability
  • Women’s rights
  • Peace and understanding
  • Gender and Identity
  • Mental Health
  • Leadership and Role Models
your social justice message through media

Share this page with the hashtag #buildingtrust and tell us how you’re using social media to amplify your message!

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Step 1: Get involved

Decide to take action on a local issue.

Step 2: Participation

Work with your school to partner with your community.

Step 3: Create a Video or Post

Document your social justice mission with a video or post.

Step 4: Share with the world!

Post on social media with #buildingtrust

the project when you hit roadblocks

Explore our projects for more information and inspiration on how to make an impact in your community.

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Founded in 1989, artistic circles creates groundbreaking collaborative media programs for that promote social change.

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Building Communities of Trust

Building Communities of Trust examines what works and what doesn’t to build partnerships for social change.

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Our goal is the empower 15-35 year olds to learn about water issues, take local actions, and document them.

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About Us

"Creating media for social change has given profound meaning to my life."

Dr. Feldman is a Visiting Scholar in Gender Studies at Northwestern University and Executive Director of nonprofit Artistic Circles.

Ann Feldman’s career has been spent maneuvering in and out of disparate communities. Dr. Feldman is a curious outsider, hungry to know other cultures, needs and wants, values and fears.

The mission of Feldman’s nonprofit Artistic Circles is to create collaborative media for social change and to build trust between these varied communities.