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“What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?” was a multi-day summit hosted by the University of Chicago and composed of a group of distinguished international artists who propose, examine, and challenge the ways in which creative cultural resistance can broaden our collective understanding of human rights.

Through artist performances and presentations on April 29 and a public forum on May 1, the summit delved deeply into how artists are utilizing creative expression to frame conversations and advance action around myriad human rights issues, from criminal justice to LGBTQ rights, youth violence to poverty, immigration rights to refugee crises, and other areas where the personal intersects the political.