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How does social circus prevent youth violence?

Guest Blogger: Charlotte Byram, Circus Harmony CWB-USA and CWB-Brazil have partnered with The Ministry of Health Psychosocial Support Programming in San Salvador. The tour specifically focuses on leading workshops for youth in gang-controlled neighborhood. You may be wondering, what do … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The first week of July, Clowns Without Borders participated in the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. It was the 50th anniversary of the festival, and this year’s theme was Circus Arts. The National Mall was transformed. For a week, the iconic view … Continue reading

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Are you our next project partner?

Are you our next project partner? Do you work with a population we should serve? Are you an organizer who believes in resilience in laughter? Clowns Without Borders is looking for more project partners to expand our programming. We always … Continue reading

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18th Annual Portland Benefit for Clowns Without Borders

18th Annual Portland Clowns Without Borders Benefit Show   The area’s top variety and circus performers put on an amazing, hilarious, family-friendly show to support a great cause. Friday, January 27th, 8:00 PM, doors at 7:00 pm. Family friendly! Beer, … Continue reading

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Coming Full Circle: Our 100th Project

It’s a watershed moment for Clowns Without Borders USA. Our first undertaking of 2017 is also our 100th project since our organizations’s founding in 1995! Therefore it is fitting that we are returning to Chiapas, Mexico, where it all began for … Continue reading

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Clowns, Standing Rock, and Tribal Connections

Demonstrators at Standing Rock have been protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota since early April of this year. The numbers of protesters and police at Standing Rock have grown substantially, as have tensions and arrests. Frigid temperatures … Continue reading

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Make Laughter Abundant for All on Giving Tuesday

The burdens of dealing with tragedy don’t always leave room for humor. When hardship is prolonged, we may not even realize that we lost the sense of joy, the desire for wonder, or the freedom to play. In places where … Continue reading

A Poem for Clowns Without Borders

Self acclaimed, “poet, performer, and sometimes clown,” Sophie Fenella writes eloquently about the endeavors of the Clowns Without Border volunteer clown and captures the essence of life in crisis. “We have to laugh,” because there is resilience in laughter. Like this poem? … Continue reading