What Justice Looks Like: Art as Activism

Reynolds Club, McCormick Lounge, 5706 S. University Ave. Friday, Feb 21, 2020 12:30 – 3:30 pm

Join Human Rights Lab Artist-in-Residence Dorothy Burge as she demonstrates how artistic practice can be a tool to teach history, raise cultural awareness, and inspire action. Hear personal testimonies of torture survivors and stay to create activist art that will be part of a collective design project.

Dorothy Burge is a self-taught fabric and multimedia artist who began creating fiber art in the 1990s after the birth of her daughter, Maya. A Chicago native, Mama Dorothy is a descendant from a long line of quilters who hailed from Mississippi and created beautiful quilts from recycled clothing. Her realization that the history and culture of her people were being passed through generations in this art form inspired her to use this medium as a tool for her own activism.

Lunch will be served.

Co-sponsored by the Organization of Black Students (OBS)