Online Guest Talk: Inspire...Empower...Implement, with Bake Back America

Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation

This event is open to all

Mar 08

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Russell Hall 101

Gottesman Libraries 1st Floor

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Bake Back America shares a powerful and motivating message that inspires the vision of social change for kindness and equality through creative ways of giving back.

This presentation will encompass videos, pictures and presentations that empower individuals to bring their creative concepts to life.

  • Melissa Subin: Founder of Bake Back America, a former hall of fame tennis player uses her hard work and dedication to believe in the power of positive energy and taking action to make the world a better place.
  • Nicole Faber: She has joined forces with Bake Back America as an inspiring voice of social change for kindness though art. Her compassion and dedication is impacting the lives of so many children.
  • Caroline Faber: 14 creator of Craft with Me
  • Emma Klein: 17, creator of Joggers for Juniors
  • Abby Zaroff: 17, creator of The Candy Striper
  • Jessica Resnick-Ault-closing remarks: Melissa Subin, Nicole Faber, Caroline Faber, 14, creator of Craft with Me, Emma Klein, 17, creator of Joggers for Juniors, Abby Zaroff-17, creator of The Candy Striper, Jessica Resnick-Ault-closing remarks

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Poster Image: Book Cover for Illuminations of Social Imagination: Learning From Maxine Greene, Courtesy of Artist Ricardo Rodríguez


Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation, is energized by the recently published book, Illuminations of Social Imagination: Learning From Maxine Greene, (Dio Press, 2019), edited by Courtney Weida, Dolapo Adeniji-Neill, and Carolina Cambronero-Varela.

"The concept for this book is inspired by the late Maxine Greene (2000), who described her enduring philosophical focus and legacy of social imagination as “the capacity to invent visions of what should be and what might be in our deficient society, on the streets where we live, in our schools” (p. 5). The purpose of this volume is to examine and illuminate the roles of community organizers and educators who are changing lives through public art and community arts projects. This research originally emerged from a well-attended 2018 conference presentation and exhibition at Teachers College, Columbia University, engaging with the local and international community of arts education and arts administration."

-- Publisher's Description

The mission of this interdisciplinary, multi-institutional collaboration is to engage people in changing society through the power of art. Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation offers multimodal events where presenters share how art, research, community outreach, and other endeavors serve to transform the status quo and nurture change for continuous action in search of a more just society. The program is jointly sponsored by Adelphi University, Sing for Hope, and Gottesman Libraries.

Poster: Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation, Courtesy of Jenna Ventura, Adelphi University Class of 2021


To request disability-related accommodations contact OASID at, (212) 678-3689, or (646) 755-3144 video phone, as early as possible.

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