Fourth World Program and Event Activities
As a membership, we have supported dozens of artists, photographers, writers, students, teacher and community leaders and have given away books, works of poetry and gourmet meals through our mealtime conversation and book clubs. We have adopted an endangered pupfish in the Mohave Desert and given money for refugee relief projects. We have also sponsored several community music events and have sponsored elementary, middle and high school students to read books or play musical instruments instead of scanning social media feeds during their academic breaks.
In 2017, Fourth World sponsored members from several continents to participate in our California Learning Exchange and create the inaugural edition of The Fourth World Journal, an issue which ultimately centered around “struggles, old and new” and saw contributions by members from Italy, Chile, the United States and indigenous communities. Last year we organized a new cohort of writers, photographers, teachers, students and artists from Chile, California, Georgia and Afghanistan for our Hawaii Learning Exchange. The group met for the first time and - while participating in collaborative discussions and creative workshops - began to research and plan for the second cooperative issue of our creative arts journal, now dedicated to a creative conversation around past, present and future notions of citizenship.