WWS Calendar

Social Justice Art & Storytelling

Nov 30, 2017 04:30PM
Robertson Hall
Bowl 016
Open to the Public
Panel Discussion

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.

Panelists include:

·      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.