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#GetWoke: Social Justice as Art

Date: Friday, April 12th, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Richardson Auditorium,
Morse-Ingersoll Hall,
700 College St, Beloit, WI 53511

Contact: Joshua Randolph, Atiera Coleman (Advisor), randolphjp@beloit.edu, 2147, colemana@beloit.edu, 2617

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This #GetWoke session will examine the role of art in activist and justice movements. Often times art and artists are at the forefront of inspiring, leading, and building social movements, yet their work is frequently disregarded. Art, including music, visual arts, performance, crafts, and writing, not only provide an outlet for marginalized people to express themselves unapologetically but is often the catalyst that sparks social change and provides a realm for healing. The panel will examine the roles that art takes on in social justice, its importance in movements, and what we can learn from artists who use their passion to advocate for equity.