Virtual Event: Art and Equality Panel Discussion
Tuesday October 6 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Art is a way to express feelings. Art can change peoples’ hearts. Art can motivate passionate activism within a community. DeKalb Public Library gathers artists together for a much-needed discussion for teens about how art in its various forms can overcome racial inequality. Our panelists will answer questions from the young women of “Teen Talk.” Tune in to be a part of the discussion.
On the panel:
Local business owner Jeff Foster feels motivated to provide studio space for young artists of color, and speaks of how his daughter Aria learned how painting mosaic portraits helped her express her feelings. View the library’s recent interview with Jeff and artist Stacey Robinson.
Author Aurelius Raines II, who wields his pen against social injustice, is teaming up with the library to lead graphic novel writing classes in the fall. http://dkpl.org/event/virtual-workshop-creating-comics/
Artist and Educator Stacey Robinson is the co-founder of Black Kirby, creators of Afrofuturist, Hip Hop-inspired critique of the depictions of black people and their history via the comics medium. (Goodreads.) Watch the library’s recent interview with Stacey Robinson.
Tiffany Tucker, Founder of Building Leaders Advocating for Change, INC., challenges community leaders to provide concrete examples of reform.
This free program is for teens, ages 12-18. Registration is required. Once you register you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the Zoom meeting, a phone number to call into the Zoom meeting, and a password to the meeting. Join the Zoom meeting 5 minutes prior to the program. Mics will be muted, questions and comments can be made through the chat feature.
For more information, contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (815) 756-9568 ext. 3400.