First Step – A Response to Domestic Violence

First Step: A Response to Domestic Violence dedicates services to providing emergency shelter and support to individuals and families in crisis because of domestic violence, dating violence, or family violence.  First Step’s services are client driven, trauma informed, empowering, and safety oriented to meet the needs of individuals and their children. For more information contact
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Performances from Past Festivals

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Sharing the Cultures – Exchange Students at JMU

This Youth Ambassadors program was implemented by the Center for Global Engagement (CGE) at James Madison University, in partnership with Georgetown University’s Center for International Education and Development (CIED), as part of the greater program through the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). During the course of three weeks, 27
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Harrisonburg 360 Podcast

Over the course of the spring semester, 18 JMU students in Dr. Allison Fagan’s English 360 class have been working diligently and passionately on a digital project that seeks to ethically elevate the stories of past and present immigrants living in the Shenandoah Valley community. With the guidance and support of their teacher and multiple
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Arts Council of the Valley Artist Talks

The Arts Council of the Valley recently hosted two “Artist Talks” with community members to discuss aspects of their artistic process, their art, and their work within the art world at large. A Chat with Bahir Albadry (Visual Artist) A Chat with Viktoriya Samoylov (Visual Artist) This programming provided by the Arts Council of the
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Green Hummingbird Fair Trade – Clothing that Tells a Story

The Story of The Green Hummingbird The name “Green Hummingbird” comes from an African story, as told by the Noble Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai. ​​​​​​​The story takes place in the middle of a forest. One day the forest caught fire, and all the animals stood by, watching in horror as their homes slowly burned to
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Stepping with Diversity Step Team

We are Diversity Step Team and are based at Staunton High School in Staunton, VA. A group of highly motivated high school girls have learned the art of Stepping, which is a form of body percussion that relies primarily on sounds the body can make to produce many different rhythms. Stepping traces back to the
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Ten Thousand Villages – You Can Be Part of the Story

You can be part of the story. Be Fair. Buy Fair. Live Life Fair.  Ten Thousand Villages Harrisonburg,
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Mother Bear Medicinals – Grown, Wildcrafted, & Harvested by Trisha

Mother Bear Medicinals creates herbal tinctures, infused oils, blends and salves that have been grown, wildcrafted, and harvested by Trisha. These are formulations that she has made for herself and her family for years. (The herbs used to make TEA BLENDS are outsourced as well as the essential oils.) Trisha is now increasing her medicine
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What is Italian Ice? – Scotty’s Italian Ice

Italian Ice is what you’ve always wanted in a summer time treat, you just never knew it. Let me tell you why! But before I do, I’ll answer the questions I get asked all the time. Is it like crushed ice? Not at all. Shaved ice? Nope. Ice Cream? Custard? No. No. How much ice
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