The Arts & Democracy Project’s session on cultural organizing at the first-ever USSF in Atlanta had a standing room only crowd of 60 people. The session explored the power of cultural organizing to creatively frame and communicate visions of change, expand the scope of who is included in organizing, encourage critical thinking, break down fear, and humanize polarized issues. The presenters included Amalia Anderson, Raices Project; Michelle Miller, SEIU; Thenmozhi Soundaraajan, filmmaker, singer, grassroots media organizer and at that time director of Third World Majority, Anasa Troutman, an artist, producer, political strategist and activist-organizer who was then coordinating the 75th Anniversary of the Highlander Center; and Carlton Turner, Alternate Roots and M.U.G.A.B.E.E.