Social Justice Art & Storytelling
Department:WWS Office of Public Affairs and Communications
Audience:Open to the Public
Innovators in the narrative change space utilize their talents to influence social conversations on diverse issues ranging from immigrants’ rights to women’s reproductive rights — through media such as street art, graphic novels, videography, and more.
A panel of activists and artists will discuss “Social Justice Art and Storytelling.” This panel is held in conjunction with the Bernstein Annex exhibit “Girl Power in Myanmar.” A reception will follow the discussion.
· Alyson Neel MPA ’15, gender policy specialist; author and curator, “Girl Power in Myanmar”
· Betsy Levy Paluck, 2017 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellow; professor of psychology and public affairs, Princeton University
· Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, owner and art director, Somos Arte; writer, Marvel Comics; editor-in-chief, Darryl Makes Comics
· Daniela Ochoa Diaz, reproductive justice storyteller, We Testify
About the exhibit: Five Myanmar artists — two established, three emerging, all women — have illustrated Alyson Neel’s bilingual children’s book, “Girl Power in Myanmar.” They include Myanmar’s first female graffiti artist and a leading contemporary artist who’s known for her fluorescent nudes of large Myanmar women. The book aims to inspire girls by celebrating the extraordinary lives of 15 Myanmar women — with diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, religions and occupations — who all refused to play by the rules. What unites them is that they were not afraid to be bold, and use whatever platform they had to make change.