Change the Culture, Change the World

Session Date: 
Sat., April 6, 2013:
4-5:30 pm
Room: 
Governors Square 14
Activity: 
Culture, Creators and Media Makers

What exactly do artists and cultural workers do? What is cultural organizing? How can cultural strategies strengthen our work? What role does culture play in change? In recent years, a wave of cultural interventions — from 2004’s National Hip-Hop Convention to 2008’s grassroots Obama Hope campaign to 2011’s Occupy movement to 2012’s Undocuqueer uprising — have transformed the way we think about how movements form and move. Suddenly the “cultural turn” is the topic of the day, and people are rethinking the role artists play in creating social change. Artist-organizers will discuss emerging ways of understanding culture, movements and change.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good