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I am a board member and advisor of For Freedoms (co-founded by Eric Gottesman and Hank Willis Thomas) to catalyze public discourse and civic engagement through the arts. In fall 2018, the organization spearheaded the 50 State Initiative, the largest creative collaboration in U.S. history. Please read this feature in The Daily Beast for more information. As part of the Initiative, I spoke at town halls on freedom, art, and democracy at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Skoll World Forum, Sundance Film Festival, and the Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art. For Freedoms also reinvented the iconic Normal Rockwell Four Freedoms images, and its new versions--which reflect a more inclusive America--made it to the covers of TIME magazine and the New York Times. In 2019, For Freedoms will host its first Congress, FFCon, in Los Angeles, CA: https://forfreedoms.org/ffcon/

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Meg Thompson, Director
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TANYA SELVARATNAM

Photographs by Thomas Dozol and Béatrice de Géa