About us


    Worldwide, people from all walks of life are finding creative ways to oppose war and promote peace, justice, and sustainability. Culture—including film, music, and food—is fertile terrain for this struggle. Education that nourishes a critical mind and fortifies the soul is just as essential.

    Cultures of Resistance.org is the outreach website of the Cultures of Resistance Network, which aims to promote and support organizations, activists, and artists who seek a more peaceful, just, and democratic world. The CoR Network was created by Iara Lee, director of the feature documentary Cultures of Resistance (visit film website here), as a way of supporting people wishing to take action around peace and justice issues. This website exists as a space in which people can learn about the inspiring members of our network and find ways to join their global justice campaigns.

    (Please note: The Cultures of Resistance Network does not accept unsolicited grant requests. Due to limited staff and resources, we regret that we will not be able to respond to any such requests we receive. The Cultures of Resistance Network was formerly known as the Caipirinha Foundation. The legal name of our organization is the Cultures of Resistance Network Foundation.)





    CoR Network Project Areas
    Through this website the CoR Network promotes a variety of organizations that are engaged in long-term campaigns for social change and assists activist efforts to address humanitarian crises as they arise.

    Our work falls into five project areas:

    Make Films Not WarMake Films Not War
    Collaborating with innovative and dedicated artists working to unleash the power of the moving image.

    Make Music Not War Make Music Not War
    Promoting the universal language of music as a cultural bridge.

    Make Food Not WarMake Food Not War
    Supporting organizations that connect the cultural richness of cuisine to issues of aid, trade, and sustainability.

    Education Not War
    Creating educational opportunities for under-served students of all ages.

    Urgent Action
    Connecting concerned citizens to the most pressing social justice campaigns of the day.



    Director Iara Lee

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