Music Festivals as Community Learning and Development
Chapter 1. Arts-Based Community Learning and Development as Radical Love
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ARTS-BASED COMMUNITY LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT AS RADICAL LOVE
Toward a Pedagogy of Aesthetic Multitude
The Missoula, Montana, police department applied for a Homeland Security grant of $254,930 to purchase a mobile communications vehicle1 intended to deal with organized crime and “domestic terror threats” like the Rainbow Family of Living Light. The Rainbow Family, which has been meeting as a decentralized anti-capitalist intentional community since the early 1970s at alternative and peaceful July 4th gatherings,2 responded with immediate protest. The response was potent enough to elicit an apology3 and the grant’s withdrawal.4
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