What We Do

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, 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.

As an anti-racism committee we vow to purposefully identify, discuss and challenge issues of race and color and the impact(s) they have on our organization, its systems, and its people. We will also challenge ourselves to understand and correct any inequities we may discover and gain a better understanding of ourselves during this purposeful process.

We are resolved

  • to explicitly and publicly affirm our identity as an anti-racist committee
  • that our anti-racism commitment be reflected in the life and culture of our schools through our policies, programs and practices as we continue to learn about racism
  • to develop and work to implement strategies that dismantle racism within all aspects of our department, schools, college, and society

Event Photos


Quilt Square Samples

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

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.

Chalk for Juneteenth

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

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.

Hostile Terrain Event

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

Quilting For Change - 9/1/2021

Quilting For Change event on September 1, 2021

How to Make a Quilt Square

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

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 11/11/20

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

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

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