Art as entertainment and decoration comforts and reinforces the status quo. Oppression of various kinds, as well as economic, socio-political and ecological unraveling, has moved many artists to gather and share stories of resistance, make the invisible visible, provoke dialog in polarized communities, awaken those who are asleep and help envision a more just and sustainable world. This slide talk and discussion will highlight art being created about environmental issues, war, racism and cultural identity, body image, labor issues and global justice. The community-based and eco-art movements and socially engaged art pedagogy will also be discussed.
Beverly Naidus: "Irresistible Resistance: Artists Confronting Issues of Our Time"
Margaret Stock: "Immigration & National Security: Reframing the Post 9/11 Debate"
Marjorie Faulstich Orellana: "Immigrant Youth's Contributions to Families and Society as Language and Culture Brokers"
Malalai Joya: "A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of the Afghan Woman Who Dares to Speak Out"
Carl Wilkens: "Rwanda Yesterday & Today - End Genocide in Darfur Tomorrow."
World issues Forum
The World Issues Forum of Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies is dedicated to providing thought provoking educational opportunities to the campus and Bellingham community that support an informed and engaged global citizenry.
The World Issues Forum occurs weekly during each Academic quarter on Wednesdays.