Amazing Grace: Freedom's Song
"Sexual Exploitation of Our Children" with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta
May 8 - June 1: Initiative
Multicultural Lectures, Workshops and Performances
July 7 - 18: R.I.S.E. Summer Pilot
Restoring Inspiration through Science and Artistic Expression
Welcome to the Global Institute for Diversity and Change! We've trained over 40,000 change agents since 2004. From academic and cultural institutions to government and non-government agencies, our award-winning programs are bridging the gap between leadership excellence, cultural understanding and social change around the world. Are YOU ready to join the movement?
FOR DIVERSITY AND CHANGE
September 12-14: 8:00PM
International Debut - "Doxology Ring Shout" with Playwright Paul Carter Harrison and Award-winning Composer Dwight Andrews
GIDC founder Yewande Austin joined a global delegation for the 11th Annual International Roots Festival in The Republic of The Gambia, Africa. During the three week visit, Austin conducted a series of youth empowerment workshops, moderated #BringBackOurGirls (a panel discussion about the recent Boko Haram kidnapping in Nigeria) and performed for President Yahya Jammeh. She will return in the fall to expand her work with the Office of the President.
ROOTS: THE NEXT GENERATION
Affiliate Change Rocks Foundation recently launched R.I.S.E. (Restoring Inspiration through Science and Artistic Expression) with Virginia Commonwealth University. The 2-week pilot taught inner-city high school students core STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) subjects and leadership skills through music and the arts. Participants learned how to create solutions to real-world problems while preparing for academic excellence. Through this integrated arts curriculum, nearly 1/3 of students increased test scores in upwards of 20% in Science and 30% in Math!