Social Justice thru the Arts 2019

June 2-8, 2019

Diversity can be as simple and as rich as a different point of view. The SJTA institute presents students with an art project that celebrates diversity and researches identity through the study of selfies.

We meet the world with our face. We are face to face with the surroundings. We are initially recognized by our face. All of our senses are situated in our face.

However, we also learn how to manipulate our faces, to put on masks: literally or metaphorically. The avatar’s appearance will tell a lot about our wishes and fears, dreams and desires, hopes and anxieties. We will explore a wide range of media: photography, drawing, audio and video recording, creative writing, graphic design, and digital projection, using different perspectives in a physical and emotional way offers possible solutions to break stereotypical patterns about race, sex, gender, and class.

Social Justice Thru the Arts will explore and challenge stereotypical perspectives to find ways to fight inequality in our society starting with ourselves.