Global Symposium: Creating Change through the Arts

Session Four: Creating Change through the Arts

How can art – performed, visual, written – provide the impulse for change? Why is an artistic medium sometimes the best way to convey a particular message? How can art be a vehicle for activism? How have specific artistic projects changed the lives of their subject or audience, particularly the lives of women? Do women artists bring a particular voice or lens to their medium?

Panmela Castro, Graffiti Artist and Founder of NAMI Network
Xing Danwen, Visual Artist with Photo, Video and Installation
Jessica Greer Morris, Playwright and Executive Director of Girl Be Heard
Ahdaf Soueif, Novelist and Political/Cultural Commentator
Moderator: Yvette Christiansë, Professor of Africana Studies and English, Barnard College

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