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Social Justice Art Festival

Save the date for the Social Justice Art Festival

Friday, January 24, 2020
Snyder-Phillips Hall
12:00 PM
If you are interested in attend, please register through EventBrite
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Schedule - (Lineup coming soon)

  • 12pm - opening ceremony
  • 1pm - Visual/Performance Art begins, Connecting Communities, Creating Stories
  • 5pm - Special Guest Performance
  • 6pm - Closing Ceremony

The 2nd Annual Social Justice Art Festival is a one (1)-day event co-hosted by James Madison College (JMC) and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH). Art is a useful tool that encompasses multiple mediums and has the ability to inspire and convey messages that we often grapple with or relate to in our everyday lives. By using art, festival participants have the opportunity to engage in a variety of topics in meaningful and creative ways. The goal of this event is to provide a unique platform that engages undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and the greater MSU/East Lansing community around social justice topics through artistic expression. The inspiration for this event is derived from contemporary art shows and local festivals that capture the sentiment of art, unity, and justice.

Sponsors of the festival

James Madison College | Residential College in the Arts and Humanities

What is social justice?

While the definition of social justice can vary, it pertains to the relationship between human rights and the equal distribution of resources, opportunities, and privileges in society. It can also include social, economic and political equality; dismantling inequality; use of policy and laws; societal and personal responsibility; and creating access to opportunity.

2020 Social Justice Art Festival - Call for submissions flyer - submit a sample of your art by 11:59pm Monday, December 2 at https://bit.ly/sjaf2020

Required Artists’ Meetings
Initial Meeting: Friday, December 6 at 1:30 PM in Snyder-Phillips Hall
Final Meeting: Friday, January 17 at 2 PM in Snyder-Phillips Hall
All accepted artists for the Social Justice Art Festival will receive a unique link to register for the festival. MSU campus map and parking information

This event is open to the public and MSU faculty, staff, and students.

Guests must register for this event at Eventbrite.

MSU campus map and parking information

If you are interested in volunteering for the Social Justice Art Festival, please contact Amber Benton (bentonam@msu.edu) or Kevin Brooks (brooks295@msu.edu)