Student Artwork, 2018
Art is a creative outlet for many but is also an important tool to send a message. Art activism promotes social change and hope for a more equitable world. As educators, we have a responsibility to advocate and teach about privilege and oppressive power structures. It is our obligation to become aware of our social location and advocate for the ways marginalization continues. With art activism, students develop an understanding of global issues and empathy for others. Art activism allows students to use and develop a variety of skills such as critical thinking skills and creative skills. Having our students learn about current world issues and create artwork that aims to promote social change, enables our children, our future, to see what a future of equality and acceptance looks like.