Art for Social Change

Credit: Illustration by Mary Andrus

We are a committee of Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPoC) and anti-racists from Lewis & Clark. We are composed of faculty, staff, students and alumni from our undergraduate, graduate and law campuses. Our mission is to create and display art that amplifies and centers BIPoC minds and bodies acknowledging racism with the objective of social change. We intend to do this through harm reduction and prevention, relationship repair, continuous learning and listening and reflecting upon BIPoC lived experiences through stories and art. Art in relationship transforms lives, builds community, examines social constructs, raises critical consciousness and creates a more just society.

Art for Social Change Events

October 28

Art for Social Change Open Studio

This session focuses on exploring social, racial, or political current events and we create art and dialogue about their impact on our communities and work together toward social change. We will be working on supporting individual work and creating a pandemic quilt which examines oppression and the inequities revealed by the pandemic.

We are a committee of Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPoC) and anti-racists from Lewis & Clark. We are composed of faculty, staff, students and alumni from our undergraduate, graduate and law campuses. Our mission is to create and display art that amplifies and centers BIPoC minds and bodies acknowledging racism with the objective of social change. We intend to do this through harm reduction and prevention, relationship repair, continuous learning and listening and reflecting upon BIPoC lived experiences through stories and art. Art in relationship transforms lives, builds community, examines social constructs, raises critical consciousness and creates a more just society.

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November 2

Art for Social Change Weekly Meeting (Open to L&C Community)

The Art for Social Change committee meets weekly to discuss ways and means of creating and supporting anti-racist and social justice events on our campus and beyond using art for healing.
November 2

Art Department Visiting Art- Sherrill Roland

Visiting artist- Sherill Roland
November 4

Art for Social Change Open Studio

This session focuses on exploring social, racial, or political current events and we create art and dialogue about their impact on our communities and work together toward social change. We will be working on supporting individual work and creating a pandemic quilt which examines oppression and the inequities revealed by the pandemic.

We are a committee of Black, Brown, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPoC) and anti-racists from Lewis & Clark. We are composed of faculty, staff, students and alumni from our undergraduate, graduate and law campuses. Our mission is to create and display art that amplifies and centers BIPoC minds and bodies acknowledging racism with the objective of social change. We intend to do this through harm reduction and prevention, relationship repair, continuous learning and listening and reflecting upon BIPoC lived experiences through stories and art. Art in relationship transforms lives, builds community, examines social constructs, raises critical consciousness and creates a more just society.

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November 9

Art for Social Change Weekly Meeting (Open to L&C Community)

The Art for Social Change committee meets weekly to discuss ways and means of creating and supporting anti-racist and social justice events on our campus and beyond using art for healing.
November 9

Art Department Visiting Artist- Sara Siestreem

Visiting artist Sara Siestreem
November 10

18th Annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies

Joy & Justice: When it comes to racial justice, we often focus on suffering and struggle, an approach that risks defining the lives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals only in terms of hardship. However, the 18th annual Ray Warren Symposium on Race and Ethnic Studies asks us to consider what liberation looks like through a lens of joy. How might we understand and communicate the experiences of BIPOC individuals without relying so heavily on narratives of pain as we fight for justice

until November 12

Galleries

Quilt Square Samples

Some quilting square samples from Art for Social Change Commitee’s Quilt for Change project.

Quilting For Change - 9/1/2021

Quilting For Change event on September 1, 2021

Quilting For Change

Our first Quilt for Change event happened on August 6, 2021 in a tent by York at the Graduate School at Lewis & Clark College.

How to Make a Quilt Square

Don’t know how to make a quilt square? Read our Zine!

Chalk for Juneteenth

The Juneteenth Chalk Celebration was presented in partnership with the Bag&Baggage Productions, the Hillsboro Downtown Partnership and AgeCelebration.

MayDay Chalk for Justice

LC Art for Social Change members Mary Andrus, Liv Siulagi, Lawrence Siulagi and Beth Ann Short draw with colored chalk at Shemanski Park in downtown Portland, Oregon on May 1, 2021.

BLM Art Event at The Armory on 4/7/21

A gallery of photos from the BLM Art Event at The Armory in Portland, Oregon on April 7, 2021.

BLM Art Event at The Armory on 11/11/20

November 11, 2020 BLM Art Therapy Event at The Armory.

Hostile Terrain Event

Filling out toe tags for Hostile Terrain 94 art display in conjunction with the Ray Warren Symposium.

BLM Art Event at The Armory on 9/23/20

BLM Art Therapy Event at Irving Park on September 23, 2020.