The Intersection of Art & Social Justice (GEOS)

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07:00 pm





Art doesn’t just have an emotional impact — it can challenge our perspectives and understandings. When thinking about racism and social justice, what role does art play? How can art expose injustice, how can it heal us, or how can it bring together those of us who demand justice? Join us to hear from various artists, their work, and how diverse forms of art can help encourage us to be better advocates and allies in our fight to realize the UN’s 10th SDG: Reduced Inequalities. This event is part of our Global Engagement Online Series (GEOS).

Panel of artists include:

Meera Dasgupta
Meera Dasgupta is the 16-year-old 2020 National Youth Poet Laureate, a program of by Urban Word. Also a Van Lier Fellow, Federal Hall Fellow, Climate Speaks Winner, & Scholastic Arts and Writing Winner her performances have been featured by the NY Times, PBS, Apple, Grist, the Apollo, Bryant Park etc. and she has been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, the Teen Vogue Summit, TEDxCUNY, amongst many others. A part of numerous advocacy groups, in the future, Meera hopes to continue to utilize the intersection between social justice and poetry in order to uplift the voices of historically underrepresented communities whilst combatting societally normative culturally hegemonic narratives.
Photo Credit: Navier Patterson, MultiPixel Media

Christopher Soto
Christopher is a poet based in Los Angeles, California. He works at UCLA with the Ethnic Studies Centers and sits on the Board of Directors for Lambda Literary. He is currently working on a novel about indigo production in El Salvador, during the 19th century.


Rebecca Thomas
Halifax Poet Laureate (2016-2018), Mi’kmaw woman, activist, and poet. Author of “I’m Finding My Talk.”