Social Justice Week

An extraordinary week dedicated to social activism and radical artmaking. The week includes workshops by writers and artists whose work focuses on social and political issues, including the environment, climate change, racial justice, violence against women, LGBTQ rights, police brutality, immigration, all through the lens of creative action. Evening events include a keynote address, faculty readings and artist talks, student readings and open studios.

KEYNOTE & MODERATOR:
Conversation with Social Justice Faculty
Urvashi Vaid


SUNDAY, JULY 14, 7PM
Stanley Kunitz Common Room

Urvashi Vaid is an attorney and organizer whose leadership in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and social justice movements spans legal, advocacy, philanthropic, and grassroots organizations. Vaid is CEO of The Vaid Group LLC, a social innovation firm that works with global and domestic organizations to advance equity, justice and inclusion. Vaid was Senior Fellow and Director of the Engaging Tradition Project at Columbia Law School’s Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, Executive Director of the Arcus Foundation, and Deputy Director of the Governance and Civil Society Unit of the Ford Foundation. Vaid worked at the National Gay and Lesbian Task, serving as its Executive Director and Director of its think tank, the Policy Institute. As staff attorney at the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Vaid initiated the group’s work on HIV/AIDS in prisons. Vaid is the author of Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics; and Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Lesbian and Gay Liberation. She co-edited, with John D’Emilio and William Turner, Creating Change: Public Policy, Sexuality and Civil Rights. She is founder and Board member of LPAC, the lesbian SuperPAC; a co-founder of the Creating Change Conference; Board member of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and a former Board member of the Gill Foundation, a leading funder of LGBT rights in the US. 

Keynote is free for students attending a workshop this week. 
Tickets for the general public will be available at the door for $15.

 

WRITING FACULTY

RYAN AMADOR +JAMES LECESNE 
FUTURE PERFECT PROJECT: A WRITING & PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP FOR TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS

 

 

 

PAM HOUSTON
 
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO SING ABOUT THE EARTH: A FICTION & NONFICTION WORKSHOP

 

 

 

SARAH SCHULMAN
WITNESS, EXPRESS & REPRESENT: A PROSE WORKSHOP

 

 

 

BRIAN TURNER
OUR VOICES AROUND THE GLOBE: A POETRY WORKSHOP

 

 

JAVIER ZAMORA
ENGAGEMENT IN POETRY/ENGAGED POETRY

 

 

 

 

VISUAL ARTS  FACULTY

MARINA ANCONA
RADICAL PRINTMAKING

 

 

 

ESTEBAN DEL VALLE
DRAWING AS A RADICAL CREATIVE PRACTICE

 

 

 

JESS DUGAN
THE INTIMATE PORTRAIT: A PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP