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The Power of Voice (Art is Activism Series)

The Power of Voice (Art is Activism Series)

March 10, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

$40

Saturday, March 10th
2-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $30/person; $10 materials
Seating is limited; advanced registration required.

Speaking up and speaking out is a basic building block of activism. Whether it is in the Capitol or in the streets, social change starts when people claim the power of words. From graffiti to protest signs, this class will take a deep look at the various art forms that people use to speak their minds, and give participants an opportunity to express themselves through words by creating a painted “voice box” to speak truth to power! Beginners welcome.

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About the Series:
Art is Activism is a six class series (register for one or all) developed to engage participants in art, activism and social justice. This course uses contemporary art and social justice theory to dive deep into the issues that we are facing in our country today. Each class includes a presentation of inspiring art and artists, a discussion of how the art and issues impact us and others, and an opportunity for participants to express themselves through an art project.

About the Instructor:
 Mandy Benson is the Founder of the Artivist Institute, a center for art, activism and social change. Mandy is a lifelong artist, activist, community organizer, and educator. Mandy has served as President of California NOW and U.N. Women, SF/Bay Area Chapter. Mandy has led campaigns on issues of health, safety and equal opportunities as the Statewide Field Director for both Planned Parenthood and California National Organization for Women (NOW). Mandy has directed student centers and leadership programs at Stanford University Women’s Community Center and Mills College Office of Student Activities. Mandy is a painter, craftswoman and seamstress. Mandy has a M.A. in Women, Gender, and Social Justice, and a B.A. in Behavior Science.

Featured Image: Banksy, 2007

Details

Date:
March 10, 2018
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Cost:
$40
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Organizer

Katie Byram
Phone:
916-452-3005
Email:
katie@sierra2.org

Venue

Room 12
2791 24th Street
Sacramento, CA 95818 United States
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Phone:
(916) 452-3005