Did you know that all Clowns Without Borders artists volunteer their time during a tour? These professionals donate their abilities and expertise to craft responsive, culturally humble performance tours that create space for levity amidst crisis. Code of Ethics CWB … Continue reading
Tag: social circus
Empathy, Humanity, and Advocacy Are Not Cancelled
A letter from CWB – USA Executive Director Naomi Shafer: Dear Community, I hope you are well. I know many of you are experiencing job insecurity, restlessness, anxiety, and travel restrictions. You may not be able to see your family. … Continue reading
Coloring Without Borders
Like everyone, CWB – USA is still adjusting to the rapid changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Since we made the difficult decision to cancel our tour to Colombia, we’ve worked to set up online and social media resources … Continue reading
The Escalating Migrant Crisis in Greece
CWB – USA shares the following post from our sister-chapter Clowner Utan Gränser (Clowns Without Borders Sweden). It was written by Louise Frisk, CWB-Sweden Secretary General. How Many More Children Will Die, As They Try to Live? “I lost my … Continue reading
Meet Ilana Levy, Founder of CaliClown
Do you ever wonder about CWB – USA’s amazing partners? We’re sitting down with project partners from around the world to talk about their organization and its relationship to CWB! Ilana Levy, founder of CaliClown and ClownEncuentro talks professionalism and forging … Continue reading
What Is Protracted Displacement?
What does displacement look like? The UNHCR estimates there are 68.5 million forcibly displaced people worldwide: 40 million internally displaced people (IDP); 25.4 million refugees; and 3.1 million asylum seekers. There are also an estimated 10 million stateless people, or … Continue reading
The Importance of Being Invited
What does a war zone look like? When the artists who work with Clowns Without Borders return from scenes of crisis or conflict, they’re often confronted with incredulity. How, people wonder, can CWB have a relationship with the horror and … Continue reading
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