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#SparktheArtsNC Artist Spotlight: Juan Holladay

Join us on Saturday, December 16, 5 p.m., for a free concert by Juan, at LEAF Global Arts, followed by a community discussion.
Still from the documentary The Last Ecstatic Days.

Join Center for Conscious Living & Dying for events at LEAF Retreat

The team behind conscious dying documentary The Last Ecstatic Days will join with the Center for Conscious Living & Dying for a series of weekend ...
Leaf renews with Bruce Mulkey

LEAF Renewed By Bruce Mulkey

When my family packed up and headed to the LEAF Retreat that took place on ...
Blue Ridge Pride

The History and Resilience of Pride

Happy Pride Month LEAFers! Did you know that Pride Month is over 50 years old?! ...

LEAF Member, David Nachlas, Opens Up

The festival retreat was a fortunate way to emerge from a year or more of ...

The Power of Preservation

This month at LEAF, we are thinking more about cultural preservation. Throughout the year, we ...

Mayani is a Maasai boy from longido Arusha. He went to boarding school at 6 years old and lost his Maasai language and tradition. Since joining the LEAF program, he has learned to sing Maasai songs, practiced the ‘jump’ tradition and wear Maasai shukas (traditional clothing). Mayani is extremely happy and is currently teaching other youth the culture.