Artivism Unveiled: Exploring the Intersections of Art, Community, and Change

Apr. 23, 2024, 5:00–6:00 p.m.

 College Center Multi-Purpose Room (CCMPR)

Artist Mary Haddad, who created a collaborative mural with local students, will speak on activism, artistry, and the Black Lives Matter Movement in her work.

A mural with eleven faces of those representing the Black Lives Matter movement. Text at the top reads, "All Black Lives Matter." Text at the bottom reads, "Say Their Names."
The Need for Justice

In response to a recording of an act of vandalism, students from Oakwood Friends School and the Spackenkill community came together in 2020 to create a collaborative Black Lives Matter Mural, titled The Need for Justice, initiated by Haddad. Then a senior at Spackenkill, Haddad implemented a collaborative style of painting that would encourage students of all ages from both communities to come paint and talk. Haddad hopes to continue moving the mural around the state to encourage conversation, education, acknowledgment, community, and mobilization. 

Small reception to follow. RSVP to confirm your attendance.

Sponsoring Departments/Programs/Offices

Jeh Vincent ALANA Cultural Center, Student Growth and Engagement and Oakwood Friends School

Person with black curly hair, dark glasses, scarf, and black jacket with both a nose ring and stud..
Mary Haddad