The Art of Justice: Art-Making as a Catalyst for Social Justice and Collective Action’ continues this Saturday 10/23; 1 – 3 PM EST with ‘Solidarity: Collectively working for change’ virtual art showcase. JOIN US to see some of the work created in the workshop, community chat and featuring a performance by text-based artist Sheree L. Greer
Virtual Showcase: Saturday, August 28; 1 – 3 PM EST
The LA Lee Mizell YMCA Community Center and Niki Lopez of What’s Your Elephant present “The Art of Justice: Art-Making as Catalyst for Social Justice and Collective Action” an art-making series that features social justice-themed presentations, artist-led workshops across literary, visual, and performing arts, and culminating showcases that highlight the work created in the workshops while encouraging critical conversations about access, advocacy, agency, and collective action. This series will run from July 2021 – January 2022.
Solidarity action refers to working with others to perform for the collective betterment. It requires the recognition of injustice and knowledge of society to navigate the social landscape within power, privilege and oppression to work across differences to find a common ground to achieve equity within humanity. This lens inspires solidarity action through the arts. It requires coalition-building within a group and networking with other groups through empathy, cooperation, and effective conflict resolution.
Featuring a performance by Sheree L. Greer
(Text-based artist and founder of Kitchen Table Literary Arts)
Sheree L. Greer is a text-based artist living in Tampa, Florida. In 2014, she founded The Kitchen Table Literary Arts Center to showcase and support the work of Black women and women of color writers and is the author of two novels, Let the Lover Be and A Return to Arms, and a short story collection, Once and Future Lovers.
Did you miss the art-making workshop? Click the Youtube link to watch it now.
You can still submit a digital image of your work to be a part of the virtual showcase IF it’s received by Friday, 10/22 5 PM EST.
Support for this project has been provided by the following funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Oakland Park Woman’s Club, David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund, Ann Adams Fund and the Mary and Alex Mackenzie Impact Fund.
About the Community Foundation of Broward:
Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward helps families, individuals and organizations create personalized charitable Funds that deliver game-changing philanthropic impact. 479 charitable Funds represent more than $200 million in assets, distributing $131 million in grants over the past 36 years. The Community Foundation provides bold leadership on community solutions and fosters philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. The Foundation empowers visionaries, innovators and doers to create the change they want to see in the community – and to BE BOLD. www.cfbroward.org