Online Guest Talk: Reimagining Human Rights, with Marissa Gutierrez-Vicario

Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation

This event is open to all

Mar 15

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Russell Hall 101

Gottesman Libraries 1st Floor

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Join Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE) as we explore and create simple art pieces as we reimagine 2021 and beyond through the intersection of arts and human rights activism (artivism) and the social imagination.We’ll be focusing on mass incarceration and immigration. ARTE works to amplify the voices of young people for human rights change through the visual arts.


Please have a few pieces of paper and pencils or markers or pens available.


Marissa Gutiérrez-Vicario is the Founder and Executive Director of Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE), based out of New York City. As a committed human rights activist, artist, educator, and advocate for youth, Marissa launched ARTE in 2013 to help young people amplify their voices and organize for human rights change in their communities through the arts. Currently, Marissa serves as an Adjunct Lecturer at the City College of New York in the Art Education Department.


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


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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


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