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Jokes for Justice in Latin America

Actors on a stage dressed in period costumes
A Las Reinas Chulas comedy performance of Les Miserables in Mexico City on August 25, 2017. © Jose Jorge Carreon/Notimex/Newscom

What’s the role of humor in an open society? And can comedy be an effective tool for increasing tolerance, changing attitudes, and promoting social justice?

In this video, Open Society Foundations colleagues, partners, and grantees talk about how activists, civil society organizations, comedians, humorists, and journalists from throughout Latin America are using comedy to tear down prejudice, expose corruption, and offer a vision of a better world.

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