Fuller Youth Institute Receives $810,000 in Grants for Innovative Ministry Research

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena are getting additional funding of up to $810,000 for a new wave of research designed to strengthen churches’ youth ministry throughout the U.S.Fuller announced the new grants at its recent Engaging Young People Summit, which gathered key national leaders from 15 denominations and scholars and heads of church training organizations to focus on the challenges and opportunities of ministry to young people. The denominations in attendance represented over 63 percent of the adult Christian population in the United States.The funds are coming from Lilly Endowment Inc., an Indianapolis-based private philanthropic foundation, and the Sacred Harvest Foundation based in Costa Mesa.According to an FYI release, the new research will build on Fuller’s three-year Churches Engaging Young People Project, which studied the best practices of churches that excelled in ministering with young people ages 15 to 29. More than 250 churches were part of the study that included surveys and interviews with 474 young people and 799 adults.With the additional funding, FYI will continue the study on outstanding churches nationwide, and aid the development of a vast toolkit of ministry resources for public release in the fall of 2016.The new funding will also enable Fuller to pursue its Youth Ministry Innovations project that will leverage resources from the Churches Engaging Young People Project to blaze new paths in youth ministry.“While past research and ministry efforts have helped young people journey toward adulthood, there is widespread agreement that new, more mature, and more systemic strategies are needed to help them navigate an increasingly challenging world,” Kara Powell, executive director of the FYI, said. “These projects are poised to help guide today’s young people by weaving together two of our highest values and missional priorities – innovation and collaboration.” Community News Top of the News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Herbeauty11 Yummy Spices For A Flat TummyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Of The Best Family Friendly Dog BreedsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeauty Faith & Religion News Fuller Youth Institute Receives $810,000 in Grants for Innovative Ministry Research From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 | 1:20 pmcenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 3 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business Newslast_img read more

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Southern Tier towns competing for HGTV makeover

first_img(WBNG) — Several Upstate New York towns are vying for a shot at a makeover in a new television series, and some of them are right in your backyard. HGTV’s new upcoming series, Home Town Takeover, is looking for the next small town with a population under 40,000 to be their next project. “We have a very tight-knit community. I think that’s the biggest thing and I think it also wanted a town with architecture, and we have a lot of historic architecture around here,” said Tiffany. Meanwhile, Deposit says it’s looking to fix up a lot of the older homes and State Theatre while preserving the history. The creator of the video submitted for the application, Julie Tiffany, says Deposit’s main attraction is the Delaware River. “We really need the most change on our Washington Avenue because that and main street coming into the avenue, we’re talking about a gateway project,” said Jackson. “We want people to come into the town and understand our history.”center_img Endicott, Deposit, and Walton are all going for the chance to be that project, each with a set goal in mind. Endicott Mayor Linda Jackson specifically mentioned wanting to reshape Washington Avenue as well as creating a park nearby with something that no other town in the area has. She says she wants to also enhance boutique stores, so more people shop locally. Both towns, along with Walton, submitted their applications and are looking forward to the community coming together to fix up their towns, whether they win or not.last_img read more

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UW hopes to build NCAA tourney resume

first_imgThe Wisconsin women’s soccer team will travel to Iowa City Saturday to face Iowa in the final game of the regular season.The Badgers (12-5-1, 5-4-1 Big Ten) won both games last weekend and brought their current winning streak to five, moving up from sixth to a three-way tie for fourth with Minnesota and Illinois. This stands in stark contrast to the Hawkeyes (11-5-3, 2-5-3), who are on a four-game losing streak and are winless in their last seven. Iowa currently sits at ninth in the conference standings.One key component to Wisconsin’s recent string of success is the increase in offensive output, particularly from forward Cara Walls.“We’re going to try and put them under pressure,” Walls said of Iowa’s defense. “Get around the corner and get corners and crosses in and just attack them.”Walls will aim to continue her recent success Saturday by maintaining aggressive play and working the outside of the defense.“[The key has been] trying to be aggressive and trying to get around the corner,” Walls said.Iowa has allowed nine goals in its last four games, and UW will be looking to add to that Saturday by sticking to the details and doing what it has done the last few games.“It’s going to be the movement off the ball, and being dangerous in the final third. I thought we’ve been a lot better there,” head coach Paula Wilkins said. “I think Cara, Paige [Adams], Lindsey Holmes and Kodee [Williams] have created different things and different opportunities and taken people on, and I think that’s really been the difference in the past couple games.”Wisconsin’s defense has also showed serious improvement over the win streak, allowing an average of one goal per game over the last five. On the other hand, the Iowa offense has sputtered as of late, scoring only three goals in its seven-game winless streak.Despite this downturn in the Hawkeye attack, Cloe Lacasse must still be considered dangerous. She leads the team in goals (12), assists (6) and points (30) and is certainly liable to score Saturday.“I think we’ve got to be really on high alert when she gets the ball, especially on transition, to eliminate her from touching the ball so much,” Wilkins said. “Obviously with a good player, we’ve got to have good cover around her at all times and just be aware.”Defending Lacasse will surely be a top priority for the Badgers, but neutralizing one player isn’t always enough. Solid defense as a unit will be vital to ensure victory, and senior defender Lindsey Johnson said she will try to continue what they have been doing recently.“[We need to] focus on the details, what we’ve been doing in past games,” Johnson said. “There have been a few times in games where we have let down a little bit, but we have to eliminate that and just have one solid performance.”Behind the defense, it has been a goalkeeper tag team as of late, with Wilkins choosing either Lauren Gunderson or Genevieve Richard for the starting position. She said she has based the decision on performance in practice, and it appears to be the same approach for this weekend’s game.“It has not [been decided], actually,” Wilkins said. “Practice is going to help determine that this week.”Both Gunderson and Richard have done well in goal this season. When it comes to save percentage, Richard has the edge, saving 81.8 percent of shots on goal, compared to Gunderson’s 75.4 percent. Regardless of who ends up starting in goal, one thing is clear: UW is hungry for a win Saturday.“[A win] is really important. It’s important for us so hopefully we get a bid into the NCAA [Tournament] and we don’t put as much pressure on ourselves when it comes to the Big Ten Tournament,” Walls said. “We realize that it’s a big game for us.”Wilkins echoed the same sentiment, adding in praise for the leadership the seniors have provided on this young Badger squad.“I think there’s a belief with [the players] and they want to keep that belief going,” Wilkins said. “There’s a different energy in practice, and the seniors have done a great job of continuing that and making players believe.”In the Big Ten standings, Wisconsin is currently tied with Minnesota and Illinois, which play Friday and Saturday, respectively. An emphatic win could give the Badgers the edge they need in seeding for the tournament, as well as help build momentum heading into postseason play.The Badgers also rank 37th in the NCAA standings, meaning they would qualify for the tournament. A win could push them higher, and special things happen in the postseason. Momentum could mean everything.last_img read more

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Local Roundup: Arcata Tigers advance to H-DN title game with win over Fortuna Huskies

first_imgMcKinleyville >> Bailey Cherms and Faith Schneider-Reuter scored a goal apiece and Skaidra Pulley recorded 12 saves as the Arcata Tigers defeated the Fortuna Huskies 2-0 in the semifinal round of the inaugural Humboldt-Del Norte League Soccer Tournament on Thursday at McKinleyville High School.Schneider-Rueter scored on an assist from Audrey Shelton and also assisted on Cherms’ goal. Though the Tigers were outshot by the Huskies 12-10, Pulley stopped all shots she faced to keep a clean sheet. …last_img

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Belga laments costly miscommunication as Rain or Shine misses out on semis

first_imgPBA IMAGESThe phrase “breaks of the game” were thrown a lot during Beau Belga’s impromptu press conference after Rain or Shine lost to TNT 118-114 in the quarterfinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup.From missed shots to bricked free throws, every thing fell under “breaks of the game,” but there was none bigger than the Elasto Painters’ final offensive set.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary A miscommunication episode between Belga and import J’Nathan Bullock erased Rain or Shine’s hopes of advancing to the semifinals and that’s something the power forward regretted deeply right away.READ: Rice, Castro deliver as TNT survives Rain or Shine for semis berthFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Coach Caloy [Garcia] said the play was for J’Nathan to attack the defense one-on-one and I will sag off outside for a jumper,” said Belga in Filipino Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “I was surprised when he made a drop pass instead of a kick-out and I was already too far away from the rim.”“My momentum was going to the corner and if the pass was in my direction, well who knows? Maybe we could’ve had a chance.” View comments Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Robinson not losing sleep over Pirates’ 28 turnovers Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fightcenter_img Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Rain or Shine trailed 116-114 in the final 10 seconds of the game after Glen Rice Jr. tipped in Jayson Castro’s missed triple and the Elasto Painters had that much time on the clock to force a tie or go for the win.The Elasto Painters decided to shoot for the tie with Bullock supposedly connecting with Belga but the pass went awry and that mistake ultimately doomed Rain or Shine.What made it more painful for Belga was that he was confident he could have made the game-tying jumper to force overtime.“I felt lucky during the game,” said Belga who finished with 18 points on 8-of-11 shooting. “Just one chance but the pass was off and I tried to chase the ball but I was already too far away. If the pass was directed to the corner, maybe we could’ve made a surprise shot.”“So yeah, what happened were just breaks of the game.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentlast_img read more

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Queensland and New South Wales Levelled

first_imgBy BEN HARRIS Queensland and New South Wales have claimed two series each in the earlier Game Two matches of the 2012 State of Origin series at Port Macquarie.The Maroons clinched the men’s 50’s and women’s 30’s divisions, and New South Wales have got the Women’s 20’s and Men’s 45’s in the bag.There were tight matches all round in today’s 9.50am time slot of the State of Origin series.The Men’s 50s match went into a drop-off and it was the fourth time in the series Queensland have won in extra-time.After scoring a double in the first half, Phil Evans scored the match-winner for Queensland to give his team a 6-5 victory.There was only one touchdown in it between the two states in the Women’s 30’s competition.After Queensland won game one in a drop-off, they claimed the second game 2-1.Like she did in game one, Maroons’ Lana Curry scored the winning touchdown.Queensland made it a clean sweep in the 30’s age group with their Men’s team winning the second match 9-8.In another heart-stopping encounter, both teams traded touchdowns but it was Queensland who were able to rejoice as they hit the lead in the final two minutes.But New South Wales got some of their own back by winning the Women’s 20s and Men’s 45’s divisions.Up 3-1 at half-time, New South Wales went to sleep in the second half, allowing Queensland to score two touchdowns.However, a touchdown to Simone Smith got the girls in blue the series win.New South Wales went for the jugular in the second half of the Men’s 45’s as they scored six touchdowns to claim a 8-5 win.Craig Nicholls scoring a double in the match. Queensland levelled the series in the Men’s 40’s with a hard-fought 6-4 win. Make sure you stay up to date with these websites for all the State of Origin action: State of Origin – www.soo.mytouchfooty.comTouch Football Australia – www.austouch.com.auTouch Football Australia’s YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausFacebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated LinksState of Orgin game twolast_img read more

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Kentucky Basketball: John Calipari Tells Colin Cowherd He Has To “Go To Church, Ask For Forgiveness” For His John Wall Criticism

first_imgJohn Calipari talks to Colin Cowherd about John Wall.John Calipari Colin Cowherd John WallColin Cowherd likes to criticize John Wall. The ESPN personality does it often on his radio show. For an in-depth look at Cowherd’s distaste for the Washington Wizards’ star point guard, you can read this by the Washington Post‘s Dan Steinberg. This morning, Wall’s college coach, John Calipari, went on Cowherd’s ESPN radio show. During his appearance, Calipari discussed Cowherd’s criticism of his former player. He doesn’t like it. The 56-year-old Wildcats’ coach joked that Cowherd has to “go to church” and “ask for forgiveness” for his Wall hate. Calipari to Colin Cowherd on John Wall hate: “You’ve gotta go to church, ask for forgiveness, let it go.”— Dan Bodner (@DanBodnerKSC) June 5, 2015Here’s video of the interview, courtesy of Sports Grid.This is why Kentucky fans love Calipari so much.last_img read more

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Canadian firm tied to Facebook data scandal got 100K from feds in

first_imgOTTAWA – The Canadian company at the heart of the international scandal over the unauthorized use of Facebook information received $100,000 in federal funding last year to develop data-driven tools for political campaigns, The Canadian Press has learned.AggregateIQ Data Services Ltd. received the one-time contribution from the National Research Council for a nine-month project aimed at developing digital tools to predict who would turn out to vote and the likelihood of supporting a specific candidate, and to predict the outcome of a campaign’s communications strategy.The British Columbia company is under investigation by privacy officials in Ottawa, B.C. and the United Kingdom for its role in influencing the outcome of the U.K.’s Brexit referendum. It is also under investigation for allegedly violating limits on spending during that campaign to benefit the “leave” side.AggregateIQ has also been linked to Cambridge Analytica, the political consultancy firm accused of improperly accessing private Facebook data to help political campaigns, including Donald Trump’s 2016 U.S. presidential bid and the Brexit campaign.On Friday, Facebook announced that it has suspended AggregateIQ from its platform following reports that the company may be connected to Cambridge Analytica’s parent company, SCL.“In light of recent reports that AggregateIQ may be affiliated with SCL and may, as a result, have improperly received FB user data, we have added them to the list of entities we have suspended from our platform while we investigate,” a Facebook spokesperson said.“Our internal review continues, and we will co-operate fully with any investigations by regulatory authorities.”Facebook estimates the personal information of 622,161 users in Canada — and nearly 87 million worldwide — was improperly accessed by Cambridge Analytica.AggregateIQ has said it has always complied with the law and has denied ever being part of Cambridge Analytica or SCL. It has also said it never entered into a contract with Cambridge Analytica, nor has it ever had access to Facebook data allegedly obtained improperly by Cambridge Analytica.The privacy controversy has put a spotlight on the use of data by political parties, which depend heavily on access to quality data about voters to target their campaign pitches.In the months following the 2016 Brexit and Trump victories, the National Research Council provided AggregateIQ with $100,000 in funding, under the Industrial Research Assistance Program, to support a $250,000 project by the company.A copy of the funding agreement, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act, says the project’s objective was to create tools to help political campaigns accurately predict voter turnout, the likelihood of support for a specific candidate and the effectiveness of a given campaign communications strategy.“At the completion of the project, AggregateIQ will have an agnostic campaign data reporting platform that will enable our staff to provide more efficient consulting in the work we do as well as sell access to the tool for other organizations to use,” reads the agreement.“This will make our consulting business able to handle more clients and open a new line of revenue in sales and support of a much needed tool in the campaign space.”The NRC’s project with AggregateIQ was scheduled to begin Jan. 1, 2017, and end Sept. 30, 2017. The agreement also contained a section that outlined “ethical” considerations.“While this project relies heavily on the collection of data to support analytics and decision making, the data that will be collected is either a data derivative or anonymous data,” the document said, stressing that none of data would have information that could be used to identify individuals.“With no personal data and no data that could be matched back to an individual, we believe that the project meets all ethical requirements and does not require further ethical review,” the agreement said.In its pitch to the NRC, the company, which said it employed 10 people at the time, wrote that it would provide $148,620 towards the project.The company also stressed the demand for such a political tool — and referenced the Trump and Brexit campaigns as examples.“As is evidenced by the recent election between Trump and Clinton, or with the U.K. EU referendum, the traditional polling companies are unable to accurately predict outcomes,” the document said.“Political decision makers are turning to internal data analytics to decide where to spend money, allocate resources and ultimately find out if they are going to win.”The Canadian Press sought comment from AggregateIQ’s chief operating officer, Jeff Silvester, who is listed in the agreement as the company’s representative, but received no response. The agreement was signed by AggregateIQ’s CEO, Zackary Massingham.Canadian data expert Christopher Wylie, who blew the whistle on Cambridge Analytica’s allegedly improper use of Facebook data, has claimed he helped found AggregateIQ while he worked for parent company SCL. He has said he “absolutely” believes AggregateIQ drew on Cambridge Analytica’s databases for its work on the Brexit campaign.On Thursday, the federal and British Columbia privacy commissioners announced they are joining forces to investigate Facebook and AggregateIQ.The federal privacy watchdog first launched an investigation last month to look into allegations about the unauthorized access of private Facebook data. It broadened its probe to join the B.C. privacy czar’s ongoing probe of the Victoria-based AggregateIQ, which began late last year, to determine whether the company broke privacy laws.A spokesman for the National Research Council said last year’s funding agreement with AggregateIQ was “the first and only collaboration with the company.”“The Industrial Research Assistance Program works with firms under specific and strict terms and conditions, and evaluates each project on an individual basis, following a rigorous process,” said Charles Drouin.— with files from Associated Presslast_img read more

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Steven Spielberg And USC Shoah Foundation Announce Ambassadors For Humanity Gala

first_imgSteven Spielberg, founder of USC Shoah Foundation Institute – The Institute for Visual History and Education, will present William Clay Ford, Jr., executive chairman of Ford Motor Company, with the Institute’s Ambassador for Humanity Award at the organization’s annual gala, taking place this year in Detroit on Sept. 10.Ford will be recognized for his leadership and corporate citizenry around education and community. Mickey Shapiro, real estate developer and longstanding member of the Institute’s Board of Councilors, is the event’s co-chairman. The gala vice chairs and benefit committee will comprise leaders from the local community and from around the nation.The September gala will provide the opportunity to highlight the Institute’s global work in making the 53,000 audio-visual interviews with survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust and other genocides in its Visual History Archive a compelling voice for education and action.USC Shoah Foundation has a long history in Michigan and with Ford Motor Company, which was the sole sponsor of the 1997 NBC broadcast of the Academy Award winning “Schindler’s List,”’ the film that inspired the establishment of the Institute. The Institute collected 335 testimonies with Holocaust survivors and witnesses in the Detroit area, with local videographers and interviewers specially trained for the job.The Visual History Archive is also available on two campuses in Michigan, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and University of Michigan – Flint.The event will also shine a light on the emerging partnership between USC Shoah Foundation and Ford Motor Company to expand the Institute’s IWitness educational platform in the Detroit area. IWitness brings the first-person stories of survivors and witnesses of genocide from the Institute’s Visual History Archive to students via multimedia-learning activities that are accessible via Macs, PCs, iPads, and tablet devices connected to the Internet.Currently, 100 educators in Michigan – and over 6,500 globally – use IWitness. In addition, more than 250 educators in Michigan, and over 15,000 nationally, have been trained on Echoes and Reflections, a multimedia Holocaust curriculum developed by the Institute and partners, the Anti-Defamation League and Yad Vashem.A significant portion of the proceeds raised at the gala will remain in the region, where the funds will be utilized for educational programs in secondary schools.Steven Spielberg, founder of USC Shoah Foundation and chairman of the Ambassadors gala said, “Working with Bill Ford and Ford Motor Company to further explore ways to share the work of the Institute with the people of Michigan is a wonderful opportunity. Reaching people when they’re young is the key to changing the world with testimony. IWitness and its ability to deliver tolerance education to the Detroit region gives me great hope that together we can affect significant change. The commitment of Bill Ford and Ford Motor Company to support new approaches to learning, to provide scholarships, and to help deserving students attain higher education, makes him a great ambassador, and I am proud to recognize him for his efforts.”“The USC Shoah Foundation stands as an enormous point of pride for USC, and has seen its efforts advanced greatly through the support of individuals and organizations that recognize its value as a truly transformational tool for education. Mr. Ford is a visionary leader who understands the contribution that USC Shoah Foundation makes to the world, and we are honored to recognize him for his corporate citizenry and leadership,” said University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias.“I am so pleased that USC Shoah Foundation will be joining forces with Ford Motor Company and the local Detroit community to explore new ways to utilize IWitness as an educational tool, and endeavor to reach a growing number of educators and students across the Detroit region,” said USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Stephen D. Smith.For more information about the gala call the Event Office at 248-593-9743, the USC Shoah Foundation Benefit at 818-777-7876 or email [email protected] Donations are tax deductible to the full extent permitted by law.last_img read more

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CANADAHUB BRINGS FIVE NEW PRODUCTIONS TO THE EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE

first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Advertisement Canada is storming back to the renowned Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August with five more productions in the hopes of building on last summer’s success stories.In 2017, the first year for CanadaHub at the Scottish festival, the two-women show Mouthpiecefrom Quote Unquote Collective won two major awards, received more than 15 four- and five-star reviews, and secured tours in Europe and the U.S.Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story from 2b theatre garnered a two-month, sold-out run in New York and was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards. And Theatre Conspiracy’s Foreign Radical, another Canadian Fringe offering, will tour for five weeks this fall, partially as part of the Battersea Arts Centre’s Collaborative Touring Network. Cliff Cardinal plays all the characters in Huff, a traumatic story of a family living on a contemporary Canadian Aboriginal reserve. (ED MARUYAMA / AKIPARI) Advertisement Login/Register With:last_img read more

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