FIND OUT ON NOVEMBER 1+2
Belfast Creative Coalition + Restorative Art Works Presents
RAW 4 CHANGE | ART IN ACTION PROJECT
summon the power of art
call for justice
change the future
A series of events from April to November in the community culminating in a weekend learning how the arts connect us. All leading to a special two-day event.
Art moves the heart, body, and soul while Activism moves the material world.
Artistic Activism is a dynamic practice combining the creative power of the arts to move us emotionally with the strategic planning of activism necessary to bring about social change.
Let us summon the Power of Art to Transform Our Opioid/Addiction Crisis:
MAY TO OCTOBER = Community Talks at the Bazz see full schedule HERE
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1 = Opening talk + performance demonstrating the power of Art
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2 = Masterclasses + workshops focusing the transformational tools of Art
FEATURING ARTISTS AND ACTIVISTS:
Vijay Gupta Violinist + advocate for social justice 2018 recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Grant who is a passionate advocate for the vital role of music to heal, shape and change the way we see ourselves and the world around us. Learn more about Vijay Gupta.
Natasha Mayers A tried and true activist artist. With few exceptions, her art — paintings and murals and the banners she helps create as part of the Artists Rapid Response Team, or ARRT! Learn more about Natasha Mayers.
Gail Burton International Facilitator, Theater of the Oppressed, a creative consultant on collaborative social justice and human rights initiatives locally, nationally and internationally. Learn more about Gail Burton.
Joseph Jackson Justice Advocate, Youth and Community Liaison at Maine Inside Out. He is also the coordinator of Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition, a group that engages in direct advocacy with the Maine Department of Corrections on behalf of prisoners and their families. Learn more about Joe Jackson.
The opposite of addiction is connection.
All events are sponsored in part by the Maine Community Foundation, Volunteers of America and the Belfast Creative Coalition.