Art for Social Change

Illustration by Mary Andrus 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

January 18

Lessons of Martin Luther King Jr. in Oregon Courtrooms

Lewis & Clark welcomes back alumni Judge Ulanda Watkins ’96 (Clackamas County), Judge Ray Crutchley ’99 (Deschutes County), and Judge Patricia McGuire ’95 (Multnomah County) for the school’s annual lecture in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
January 19

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.
January 21

Art Therapy Virtual Studio Process Session

Studio Process Sessions are free and open to the public. Facilitators are Lewis & Clark Faculty and Art Therapy Students.
January 26

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.
January 28

Art Therapy Virtual Studio Process Session

Studio Process Sessions are free and open to the public. Facilitators are Lewis & Clark Faculty and Art Therapy Students.
February 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.
February 4

Art Therapy Virtual Studio Process Session

Studio Process Sessions are free and open to the public. Facilitators are Lewis & Clark Faculty and Art Therapy Students.
February 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.