Women’s Community Art for Social Justice in Mexican American Chicago
From Jeffrey Sudduth on October 5th, 2017
Hispanic Heritage Month Event
Co-Sponsored by Department of Sociology Anthropology, Department of Women & Gender Studies, Organization of Latin American Students, and NPR Illinois / 91.9 UIS
What is the role of the visual arts, Latina artists and cultural workers, and public art in social change? During this event, you will learn about what making art means to women from the working class Latina communities of Chicago, the barriers facing Latinas who wish to create public and personal art, how they balance their artistic practice with family life, and why they formed an art collective. The panelists will address different types of public art forms including graffiti, murals, and zines, why they make public art and teach art workshops in Mexican immigrant communities, and how community engagement makes their art better. Finally, you will learn about creating art with a primary goal of social justice and the impact of gentrification on communities of color and artists in Chicago today.
This panel features transdisciplinary artist and School of the Art Institute of Chicago faculty member Nicole Marroquín and members of Chicago’s Mujeres Mutantes (Mutant Women) Art Collective.