Steve Duncombe and Steve Lambert talk about the School for Creative Activism and workshop participant, Maz Ali, tells his experience.
The School for Creative Activism is a participatory workshop infusing community organizing and civic engagement with culture and creativity.
Working directly with organizers and community actors, the SCA leverages the strengths of grassroots activism and the attention grabbing and complex messaging of art through a curriculum designed to:
- Teach cultural tactics and creative strategies employed effectively by organizers in the past.
- Recognize and draw upon the cultural resources and creative talents residing within individuals, organizations, and communities in the present.
- Collectively run scenarios and plan campaigns that utilize culture and creativity.
- Build a network of organizers and artists using a model of creative organizing more effective in our media-saturated, spectacle-savvy world.
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