Social Justice Thru The Arts

THE PROJECT

SOCIAL JUSTICE THRU THE ARTS (SJTA) teaches basic social justice concepts and advocacy through integrated work and exploration in the arts. Participants engage in hands-on learning in storytelling, movement and dance, image theatre, designing and painting, creative writing, social and digital media, and film/video.

We use the arts to emphasize concepts learned in dialogue and reflection that culminate in a group art project. Our social justice framework uses power, privilege, and difference to engage participants about their identities, histories, and communities. We emphasize collaborative learning among community educators, students, and faculty through team building, intercultural dialogue, nurturing individual and collective voice, and fostering communication across differences.

SOCIAL JUSTICE THRU THE ARTS (SJTA) is part of the summer institutes hosted by the CSU Alliance Partnership. Funding is provided by the CSU College of Liberal Arts and the CSU Alliance Partnership. Additional support and space use is provided by CSU Women’s Studies and Gender Research, the University Center for the Arts, the School of Music Theatre and Dance, the Department of Art and Art History, and the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art.

SJTA 2018

Feature Artist Rose Jaffe  - Holding Space

SJTA 2019

Feature Artist Silvia Minguzzi - Lest we Forget

SJTA FACILITATORS

Dr. Caridad Souza, Director of Women’s Studies and Gender Research;
Lisa Morgan, CSU Dance Faculty, School of Music, Theatre & Dance;
Silvia Minguzzi, Director of Hatton Gallery & Digital Performing Space, Department of Art and Art History;
Dr. Patricia Vigil, Director of University Partnerships and Student Success & Director of the Alliance and University Partnership Relations.

We Will Explore Together

  • How to advocate for social justice in our communities

  • Issues of gender equity, belonging, access, and justice

  • Where to fit in on a college campus

  • What a career in the arts looks like that focuses on social justice advocacy through a gender studies lens

  • How the creative process is a part of your story

SJTA Application Forms

Students Application 

Deadline is April 30, 2021

Mentors Application 

Deadline is April 30, 2021

DEADLINES AND DATES

Students Application Social Justice thru the Art - April 30, 2021

Mentors Application - April 30, 2021

Social Justice Thru the Arts 2021 - June 14-17, 2021


2020: 41ST ANNUAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE (PDI)
The Future of Student Empowerment and Equity: Learning About Self, Community, and Social Change
Monday, January 13, 2020 | 1:00 p.m.
LSC 376-78

2019: CSU Diversity Symposium
Learning About Self, Community, and Social Change: Social Justice Thru the Arts 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019  | 12:00 p.m.
LSC

Contact

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Lisa Morgan
Colorado State University Dance Faculty
Lisa.Morgan@colostate.edu

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Silvia Minguzzi
Designer and Communications Manager, Gregory Allicar Museum of Art silvia.minguzzi@colostate.edu

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Dr. Caridad Souza
Director of Center for Women’s Studies & Gender Research
caridad.souza@colostate.edu

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Dr. Patricia Vigil
Director of University Partnership and student success
Patricia.Vigil@colostate.edu

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