For Freedoms Town Hall Event: "Art, Activism & Social (In)Justice"
October 12, 2018
5:30 pm-7:30 pm
Olver Design Building
UMass Amherst Campus
Founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms produces exhibitions, installations, public programs, and billboard campaigns to advocate for inclusive civic participation. This year For Freedoms launched The 50 State Initiative, a new phase of programming during the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections. Building on the existing artistic infrastructure in the United States, For Freedoms has developed a network of artists and institutional partners who will produce nationwide public art actions. The UMCA is proud to be part of the 50 State Initiative.
Gottesman will join UMass faculty and staff for a For Freedoms Town Hall event to explore and discuss the role of democracy, art and civic action on our campus today. The For Freedoms Town Hall at UMass will focus on the social justice challenges our community faces. Titled “Art, Activism, and Social (In)Justice?,” the town hall seeks to highlight and discuss the ways art can be used to address issues of social justice in the valley.
Panelists will include: Stephanie Shonekan, Chair of Afro-American Studies, UMass; Joseph Krupczynski, Director of Civic Engagement and Service Learning, UMass; and Miatta Kawinzi, multidisciplinary artist and Visiting Professor at Hampshire College. There will be a voter registration table at the event. Join us!
Free and Open to all! Refreshments will be served.