Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation

Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation

An event series that brings to light how the arts can redress inequities, reflect the voices of all and push society forward.

The mission of this interdisciplinary, multi-institutional collaboration is to engage people in changing society through the power of art.

Artivism Event Series Poster

The poster for Artivism was designed by Jenna Ventura, a graphic design major at Adelphi University.

This initiative builds upon the ideas in the book Illuminations of Social Imagination: Learning from Maxine Greene.

Artivism: The Power of Art for Social Transformation offers multimodal events where presenters will share how art, research, community outreach and other endeavors serve as means to transform the status quo.

  • The vision is to generate a movement of social artivism in light of recent global unrest.
  • The goal of this collaboration is to nurture change for continuous action in search of a more just society.
  • The heart of this collaboration aims to create possibilities for a more dignified and meaningful coexistence.

Series presented by Stephanie Lake, PhD, director of Adelphi’s criminal justice program, Department of Sociology, and Jennifer Govan, Library Director and Senior Librarian, Teachers College, Columbia University.

Date & Time: March 15 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Virtual
Date & Time: March 22 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Location: Virtual
Date & Time: April 12 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Virtual
Date & Time: April 19 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Virtual
  • Kellsee Lynch, Dance major
  • Erin McElhone, Dance major, Business minor, Honors College
  • Nicole Fabian Pena, Criminal Justice and Psychology Major, Forensic Anthropology minor
  • Nurjahan Khan, Studio Art major, Music minor
  • Melanie Rosa Chaves, Communication Science and Disorders and Spanish Major, Levermore Global Scholar
  • Rowan McKiernan, Criminal Justice major
  • Kat Beatty, Communications and Criminal Justice major
  • Meghan Ashley, Criminal Justice major, Psychology minor
  • Olivia White, Studio Art major
  • Holly Soloman, Studio Art major
  • Tamar Bernstein, Studio Art major
  • Angelina Kolobukhov, Music Major with Jazz Studies Concentration
  • Kaytlynn Pagan, Criminal Justice major
Jennifer Govan
Library Director and Senior Librarian at Teachers College, Columbia University
Argie Agelarakis
Phone Number
Sarah Avery
Administrative Assistant
Phone Number
Blodgett Hall 102
Carolina Cambronero Varela
Arts Administrator
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