Archive | January 2014

Continuum of Impact: Discourse

Through art we are able to create safe, affirming, comfortable, or even humorous spaces that allow many to engage in dialogues that couldn’t have happened elsewhere. Our Discourse video highlights the work of Hollaback! Baltimore and Theater Action Group who use art to open up and continue conversations. Shawna from Hollaback! Baltimore describes how individuals who have experienced street harassment have chalked the areas where they have been harassed; creating not only conversations about harassment but empowering experiences of reclaiming spaces. Theater is described by the Theater Action Group as a place where individuals can come together to play, engage, and create a temporary community that engages in dialogue which leads to further social change.

To view the complete interview with Hollaback! Baltimore: Click Here

To view the complete interview with Theater Action Group: Click Part One | Part Two

 To view the rest of the Continuum of Impact videos please visit the Baltimore Art + Justice Project YouTube channel.

Stay tuned next week for……. Attitudes!

The Continuum of Impact Video Series is based on the Continuum of Impact created by Animating Democracy, the videos each highlight specific ways that social justice and art collaboration create an impact.

Continuum of Impact: Knowledge

BA+JP’s Continuum of Impact Video Series continues with Knowledge. Art can be used to raise awareness of issues and broaden understanding of complex topics. Our Knowledge video highlights the work of Luminous Intervention/Greenpants. Luminous Intervention/Greenpants uses large-scale light images to draw attention to and increase understanding of social and economic disparities. They describe how art can be used to connect larger ideas to a more personal and local level.

 

Click here to view the complete interview with Luminous Intervention/Greenpants or  to view the rest of the Continuum of Impact videos please visit the Baltimore Art + Justice Project YouTube page.

The Continuum of Impact Video Series is based on the Continuum of Impact created by Animating Democracy, the videos each highlight specific ways that social justice and art collaboration create an impact.

Newsflash! BA+JP Interviewed by Tom Hall on WYPR 88.1

Baltimore Arts and Justice - screenshot_0The Baltimore Art + Justice Project was featured on Baltimore’s NPR station, WYPR, Tuesday, January  14th at 9:40 am.  Culture Editor, Tom Hall interviewed Project Coordinator, Kalima Young about the  Baltimore Art + Justice Project and our work to map Baltimore’s arts based social justice assets.

Have a listen!  http://programs.wypr.org/podcast/where-justice-and-art-meet

And if you have not done so, get on the map at www.artplusjustice.org!

Continuum of Impact: Action

The anticipation can finally end as the Baltimore Art + Justice Project’s Continuum of Impact video series is complete and online! The series highlights the phenomenal work being done by Baltimore organizations and groups that are using art as a tool for social change. Based on the Continuum of Impact created by Animating Democracy, the videos each highlight specific ways that social justice and art collaboration create an impact.

Action, the first video in the series focuses on increasing participation. Art can be a powerful tool to get people involved and mobilized in their communities. Our Action video highlights the work of 901 Arts. 901 Arts is a community based youth arts organization in the Better Waverly neighborhood of Baltimore that provides opportunities for the children and youth in the community to express their artistic sides and develop as artists.

To view the complete interview with 901 Arts and the rest of the Continuum of Impact videos please visit the Baltimore Art + Justice Project YouTube page

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