How Art Works: The Impact of Art on Chicago Movements
Date: Thursday, April 21 2011 @ 6:00pm
800 S. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60607
Presenter: Neighborhood Writing Alliance
NWA presents a panel representing a variety of artistic mediums and social movements across the city. Presenters discuss how they have used art to further specific causes, such as environmental justice, youth development, and inter-generational collaboration. Presenters include: Credell Walls, the Illinois State Coordinator of Roots and Shoots, a subsidiary of the Jane Goodall Institute; Mindy Faber, media educator and founder of Open Youth Networks; Tasleem el-Hakim, activist, spoken word artist, and hip-hop vocalist; and Joyce Fernandes, Executive Director of archi-treasures. The panel is moderated by Mariame Kaba, founding director of Project NIA.