Make Art Make Justice Workshop Series
Brought to you by SURJ @ Sacred Heart’s Art & Culture Working Group (South Bay Area, CA)
July 25, August 8th & August 22, 2021
1-3pm PT/4-6pm ET on Zoom
This workshop series is for artists and organizers who want to gain skills and experience using art as a way to practice courage, commitment, and leadership in social justice work. By the end of the three part series, participants will have both designed and implemented their own Make Art Make Justice workshop in their communities. Led by members of the South Bay Area SURJ Chapter (SURJ @ Sacred Heart)’s Art & Culture Working Group, this intensive will share all the tools you need to develop, plan, and run your workshop, and discuss ways that practicing art with your members strengthens and uplifts organizing work for the long haul. While this series is especially designed for SURJ members and others engaged in white anti-racist action, it is open to all and will offer lessons that can be applied to many kinds of movement building.
This workshop series is for you if:
- You are an artist interested in engaging with, or sparking, justice work in your community
- You are new to organizing and want to learn about it from the point of view of artistic process
- You are an experienced organizer and want to develop more leaders in your organization, and find ways to strengthen engagement, retention, and relationships in your org
All workshops online! Accessible from anywhere!
Part 1 - Sunday, July 25 1-3pm PT
In this session we will give an introduction to the Make Art Make Justice model of art-based workshops for white anti-racist organizers, and share some recent case studies and resources developed by our chapter’s Art & Culture Working Group. Participants will get to know each other and start to build cohorts of support in order to start planning your art-based social-justice event.
Part 2 - Sunday, August 8 1-3pm PT
This will be primarily a working session where participants will have a chance to try out techniques, share tips and successes, and work through questions in the process of developing their Make Art Make Justice workshops. Drop-ins welcome, but this session is intended as a time to address specific ideas generated by work from the previous meeting. There will also be discussion and tool-sharing around turn-out, information gathering, and follow-up for your event. Following this session, you will have everything you need to run your own workshop in your community or organization!
Part 3 - Sunday, August 22 1-3pm PT
The final session will be a showcase of your Make Art Make Justice event. Participants will share “plusses and deltas” on what you learned in the process, and the impact it had on you, your community, and your work. There will be further discussion and resource sharing, and a chance to learn from everyone in the workshop on how to make all of our organizing more (he)artful!
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