LA Lee Mizell YMCA Community Center, What’s Your Elephant and Niki Lopez Presents :
The Art of Justice: Art-Making as Catalyst for Social Justice and Collective Action
Series from July 2021 - January 2022
The LA Lee Mizell YMCA Community Center and Niki Lopez of What’s Your Elephant present “The Art of Justice: Art-Making as Catalyst for Social Justice and Collective Action” an art-making series that features social justice-themed presentations, artist-led workshops across literary, visual, and performing arts, and culminating showcases that highlight the work created in the workshops while encouraging critical conversations about access, advocacy, agency, and collective action.
Each lens will have:
1 Day: art-making workshop day & community conversation centered on that lens.
1 Day: a showcase of work from the workshop, art from artists, open mic, community dialogue, featured performance artist
This series will culminate in January 2022 with some of the works from each lens, performances.
** Since the new LA Lee Mizell YMCA Community Center is under construction, the first several events will be virtual.
To be considered, artwork MUST align with 1 or more of the lenses of focus:
Dates: Workshop/community dialogue & showcase
1. Access: Access (+ Equity) Open and Available to All
DEADLINE: July 26
Thursday, July 22; 6:30 - 8 PM - Workshop + Community Dialogue
Saturday, July 31; 1- 3 PM - Showcase
2. Agency: Capacity to affect change
DEADLINE: August 21
Thursday, August 12; 6:30 - 8PM - Workshop + Community Dialogue
Saturday, August 28; 1- 3 PM - Showcase
3. Advocacy: Skills to effect change
DEADLINE: September 18
Thursday, September 16; 6:30 - 8PM - Workshop + Community Dialogue
Saturday, September 25; 1- 3 PM - Showcase
4. Solidarity: Collectively working for change
DEADLINE: October 9
Thursday, October 14; 6:30 - 8PM - Workshop + Community Dialogue
Saturday, October 23; 1- 3 PM - Showcase
CULMINATING: Access, Agency, Advocacy, Solidarity & Equity
DEADLINE: December 24
Culminating exhibition & showcase
Saturday, January 8; 1- 3 PM
For more information, visit: whatsyourelephant.org/theartofjustice
Featured community partners:
What's Your Elephant
Niki Lopez Creative, LLC
Let's Get Social:
Support for this project has been provided by the following Funds at the Community Foundation of Broward: Oakland Park Woman’s Club, David and Francie Horvitz Family Fund, Ann Adams Fund and the Mary and Alex Mackenzie Impact Fund.