CSU SOURCE ON SOCIAL JUSTICE THRU THE ART

Social Justice Thru the Arts institute introduces high school students to ‘artivism’

High school students and CSU student mentors collaborated to paint the mural, “Holding Space,” during the Social Justice Thru the Arts summer institute. Photo by Silvia Minguzzi.

“We are the next generation of voices. We are the future, we are change, we are hope, we are power and intelligence. We came into this program as strangers, and we will leave it not only as friends, but accomplished artists.” – Participants in the 2018 Social Justice Thru the Arts experience

These were the words spoken by Colorado high school students participating in the first ever Social Justice Thru the Arts summer institute sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and the Access Center.

The Social Justice Thru the Arts (SJTA) institute brought students from Alliance high schools to campus for a week to learn about issues of gender equity, belonging, access, and justice through hands-on learning with CSU faculty, CSU student mentors, and renowned mural artist Rose Jaffe.

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