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.
Workshop: Thursday, September 16; 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Artist leading art-making workshop & discussion: Adejare (poet)
Special guest: Cathleen Dean
Advocacy: Skills to effect change
Advocacy is a deliberate process of influencing outcomes so that change can occur. It is necessary to be aware of a problem in order to develop a variety of approaches to create equitable advancement for the entire community. This lens explores how the arts contribute to developing the skills to successfully advocate for oneself or on behalf of others involves awareness, analysis of the different elements, and their impact on the whole. Following analysis, purposeful action plans must be designed to create a message, a way to express the message, and address the target audience. Individual and group advocacy can create a path to equity
For detail on this workshop: https://whatsyourelephant.org/event/theartofjustice-workshop3
Each lens will have:
1 Day: art-making workshop day & community conversation centered on that lens.
1 Day: a showcase of work from the workshop, art from artists, open mic, community dialogue, featured performance artist
More info: https://whatsyourelephant.org/theartofjustice