Archive | November 2012

Merging Art + Activism: The Highs and the Lows – December 13, 2012

Join us for our second community dialogue: Merging Art + Activism: The Highs and the Lows, December 13, 2012 at Jubilee Arts! Lets talk about art and agitation.  Lets explore what we love about arts-based activism. Lets unpack the things that make us cringe!  All are welcome to this wonderful, interactive dialogue at Jubilee Arts.   You’ll also be able to get yourself on the Baltimore Art + Justice Project map!
BA+JP Community Dialogue 2 (Save the Date)

Please RSVP by December 10, 2012 and spread the word!
Light fare will be provided and parking is available. 

Put Yourself on the Map!

Are you an artist, designer, creator, community organizer, or advocate working at the intersection of art and social justice within Baltimore?

The Baltimore Art + Justice Project is collecting data for an interactive map of art and social justice activity in Baltimore.

Put yourself on the map by going to www.mica.edu/bajp and complete the BA+JP questionnaire!

Please Note: If you work in Baltimore City but live in the surrounding counties, please use your Baltimore City address and zip code when creating your Animating Democracy account!

If you have any questions while completing the survey please contact Kalima Young at kyoung01@mica.edu

World AIDS Day Cabaret Benefiting AIDS Action Baltimore

The Creative Alliance will be honoring World AIDS Day this upcoming Friday, November 30th, 2012 by holding a musical celebration. A cabaret starring Mink Stole, Sunrize Highway, Quae Simpson, Alexis Holzer, Tenley Spatz, and more, will be hosted by Adam Cooley. The evening will include Broadway, pop, rock’n’roll, and original songs performed by the Baltimore cast. Following the performances AIDS Action Baltimore’s Lynda Dee and John Hopkins Hospital’s Dr. Dick Chaisson will hold an interactive dialogue with the audience and present new research developments. Proceeds for the event benefit AIDS Action Baltimore. Tickets are $20 for general public and $15 for members. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the Creative Alliance website or calling 410-276-1651. The show begins at 8pm on November 30th.

The Baltimore Art + Justice Project is featured on colorlines.com

Check out the  national press for the Baltimore Art + Justice Project at this week’s Facing Race Conference!

“For All the World to See” Opens this week at UMBC

For All the World to See, the new exhibit at UMBC’s Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, explores the critical role of visual images in impacting the fight for civil rights in the United States. The exhibit contains over 250 images from posters, graphic art, magazines, photographs, newspapers, books, pamphlets, political buttons, comic books, newsreels, postcards, toys, television, and clips from films. The exhibit chronicles the historic role of visual imagery in shaping peoples’ attitudes, beliefs, and inspiring activism and eventual legislation. For All the World to See showcases the importance of visual images in invoking emotional responses in individuals, communities, and the country at large. As the world continues to become increasingly more reliant on visual media and camera phone videos are common place amongst the 5 o’clock news, the message of the exhibit remains timely. The exhibit is co-organized by the Center for the Art, Design and Visual Culture, UMBC and the Smithsonian Nation Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C. It has been touring New York and Tennessee and will be at UMBC on November 15th until March 10, 2013.

UMBC has been working on a project to expand the exhibit that opens as well on Nov. 15th entitled For All the World to Hear. Organized by the Center for Art, Design & Visual Culture, UMBC, the project involved a dozen senior-citizens from the Baltimore area to write and perform their own personal stories regarding their experiences being involved in the fight for civil rights. After their live performances there will be mediated discussions with audience members. The first performance will be at noon on Thursday November 15th at UMBC in The Commons.

For more information on For all the World to See visit the website and view the online exhibit.

For more information and future performances of For All the World to Hear visit the UMBC website.

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