Art and Social Justice

Fall 2023

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Course Details

University of Houston
Arts Leadership

Students will explore important social justice issues including colonialism, racism, LGBTQ rights, gender equality, disability rights, imperialism, war, police misconduct, and environmental justice and how those issues are expressed though the arts. The course will explore current issues of social justice and how they interface with the cultural sector through scholarly readings, case studies and a line-up of working artists across the US and the world. The course will give students the opportunity to explore critical issues of how activism and the arts intersect from many different points of view, by artists currently doing the work of art and social justice within communities  and in professional arenas.