Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Madonna #secretprojectrevolution

Madonna  #ArtForFreedom

Are you artistic? Do you want to make a difference? Do you want to change the world? Now the uber, iconic sensation known to fans around the world as Madonna is on your team!  


Secret Project: RevolutionA Film by Madonna & Steven Klein.

Just this week, Madonna premiered the 
“Secret Project: Revolution” 
 a Film by Madonna & Steven Klein! 

Madonna  #ArtForFreedom jail

"My goal is to show by the example of #secretprojectrevolution my creative commitment to inspire change in the world through artistic expression," Madonna said in a statement. "I hope my film and other submission to Art For Freedom will be a call-to-action and give people a place to voice their own creative expression to help fight oppression, intolerance and complacency." 
~ Madonna ~

Madonna & Steven Klein revolution of love facebook
 Madonna & Steven Klein invite you to start your own revolution of love.  We have created this platform to give people around the world an opportunity to answer the  QUESTION:


Express your personal meaning of freedom and revolution in the form of video, music, poetry, and photography. Join the revolution by submitting your ART FOR FREEDOM below, or by tagging your posts #ArtForFreedom


Madonna magazine covers

Madonna’s message is important! She is not the only one with concerns.  In early 2013 the United Nation’s Human Rights Council released a report that focused on “The right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity. 
United Nation’s Human Rights Council  “The right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity.

Although this report doesn’t focus on complacency it does focus on concerns:

“… growing worldwide concern that artistic voices have been or are being silenced by various means and in different ways.  The underlying motivations are most often political, religious, cultural or moral, or lie in economic interests, or are a combination of those.”  ~ United Nations Human Rights Council (14 March 2013) ~


Madonna history

Madonna is already in the cultural history books and will forever be there; an icon for the ages.  This moment, this day, this week, this month, this year may be your day to become a part of History!

More on #ArtForFreedom! Madonna being interviewed by VICE!

I will keep this page updated as the Art For Freedom Revolution Unfolds!

NEW UPDATE! -  October 02, 2013

Madonna Announces Art For Freedom Grants Program
Madonna has announced a grants program in coordination with Art For Freedom, the global digital initiative designed to fuel free speech, to address, respond and protest persecution around the world.

Take care and I will see you next week!


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Language Learning Section – Natural Language 
                                 Vocabulary Boost!

Vocabulary Theme: Creating Change 

Instructions: First, try to write down the meanings or ideas for each expression.  Next, try to guess the meaning from the context. Then ask a friend or classmate.  Finally, check out the expressions on the Internet. Now you can check your answers with the vocabulary ideas posted below.

commitment to =

inspire change =

artistic expression =

call-to-action =

give people a place to voice =

to help fight =

oppression =

intolerance =

complacency =

revolution =

#Art For Freedom =

UN =

growing worldwide concern =

artistic voices =

The underlying motivations =

political =

religious =

cultural =

moral =

lie in =

economic interests =

a combination =

Human Rights =

free speech =

initiative designed to fuel free speech =

to address =

protest =

persecution =

around the world =

Answer Ideas:

commitment to = the state or an instance of being obligated or emotionally impelled (a commitment to a cause).

inspire change = inspire: to cause (something) to happen or be created. change: to make (someone or something) different.

artistic expression = Art is the product or process of deliberately arranging symbolic elements in a way that influences and affects the senses, emotions,etc.

call-to-action =  Generally a business expression - 'A call to action' is the section of a marketing or sales message which tries to convince a person to perform a desired action immediately. It is words that urge the reader, listener, or viewer of a sales promotion message to take an immediate action, such as "Write Now," "Call Now," or (on Internet) "Click Here." A retail advertisement or commercial without a call-to-action is considered incomplete and ineffective. So, Madonna wants you to do something now!

give people 'a place' to voice = 'a place': create 'a space'. This place = Madonna's Art For Freedom Internet project. to voice: to voice one's thoughts = to speak/express your thoughts or to speak one's mind; or as Madonna says 'Express Yourself"!

to help fight = to help: to aid. fight: struggle against something.

oppression = (noncount noun) cruel or unjust use of authority or power.

intolerance = (noncount noun) the quality or state of being intolerant. intolerant: (adj) not willing to allow or accept something; not willing to allow some people to have equality, freedom, or other social rights.

complacency = (noncount noun) a feeling of being satisfied with how things are and not wanting to try to make them better; a complacent feeling or condition.

revolution =  (count noun) the usually violent attempt by many people to end the rule of one government and start a new one but in this case the nuance is 'revolution': a sudden, extreme, or complete change in the way people live, work, etc.

#Art For Freedom = Madonna's title refers to the idea of using art to create freedom.

UN = Abbreviation for The United Nations- Official Website Link http://www.un.org/en/aboutun/growing worldwide    concern = increasing global worry.

artistic voices =  (adj) artistic: relating to art or artists expression. voices: people expressing themselves.

The underlying motivations = underlying: (adj) beneath the surface; evident only on close inspection.    motivations: a force or influence that causes someone to do something.

political = (adj) of or relating to politics or government. politics: activities that relate to influencing the actions and policies of a government or getting and keeping power in a government.

religious = (adj) of or relating to religion. religion: an organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods

cultural =  (adj) of or relating to a particular group of people and their habits, beliefs, traditions, etc.

moral = (adj) concerning or relating to what is right and wrong in human behavior

lie in =  is in; is within.

economic interests = economic: relating to an economy : relating to the process or system by which goods and services are produced, sold, and bought. interests: used when discussing what is the best or most helpful thing for someone or a some type of group.

a combination =  an act of combining two or more things. to combine: to bring together; mix.

Human Rights = the basic rights and freedoms to which all humans are entitled, often held to include the right to life and liberty, freedom of thought and expression, and equality before the law.

free speech = is the concept of the inherent human right to voice one's opinion publicly without fear of censorship or punishment. "Speech" is not limited to public speaking and is generally taken to include other forms of expression.

initiative designed to fuel free speech =
initiative: an introductory act or step; leading action. designed to: created to.   to fuel: (idiomatic) alludes to causing a flame to grow larger; someone or something to move forward when fuel is added. 

to address = to speak to (a person or group).

protest = to protest: to show or express strong disagreement with or disapproval of something.

persecution = the act or practice of persecuting especially those who differ in origin, religion, or social outlook. to persecute someone (or group).  to treat someone (or group) cruelly or unfairly especially because of race or religious or political beliefs.

around the world = all over the globe/Earth.


  1. I adore Madonna and everything she does. I'm waiting for her film and your next story, Alex. By the way, can you add some vocabulary exersises to use this post with my students?