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.


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.