Art and Activism On October 13 members of New York City based Nsumi Collective presented their recent and ongoing work, which focused on emerging forms of collective grassroots organization and direct action planning. The presentation drew from recent developments and first-hand experiences in contemporary art, social justice activism, and strategic protest.
They addressed the challenges and opportunities of creating socially and politically engaged art in an age of increasing complexity and social inequality through images, video, and printed resources.
The participating audience was able to learn about the intersections between art and activism, activist and protest eco-systems, the drivers of grass roots social change, strategic planning for activists, and regional action coordination.
The event was hosted by Students for Peace and Justice and Students United, and sponsored by Peace and Justice Studies, The Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, and the GEU.