Art & Activism: Civic Engagement Through Creative Expression
Art is one of the most powerful ways for people to express themselves and make their voices heard. The Institute will explore how art serves as a form of civic expression, and the power of art to invigorate civic discourse. Educators and community leaders will share how they are harnessing art and creative expression to help young people contribute to the civic life of their communities.
- Jared Bowen, @JaredWGBH , Executive Arts Editor, WGBH
- Julie Burros, @julieburros , Chief of Arts and Culture, City of Boston
- Jason E. Talbot, @afhboston , Co-Founder/Special Projects Director, Artists for Humanity
- Karen Gross, @KarenGrossEdu , Senior Counsel, Finn Partners and Senior Fellow, Complete College America
- Dr. Tony King, @tkingboston , Headmaster, Boston International Newcomers Academy, @BINcA_BPS
The Institute is currently featuring two original art exhibitions that demonstrate how art is a powerful tool for people to make their voices heard:
From Her Beacon is a mural created by the students from Boston International Newcomers Academy, made up of nine original pieces depicting the Statue of Liberty.
Immerica is a participatory mural created by student-artists from Artists for Humanity, celebrating the diversity of our community.
City Awake’s Our Convention is one of the largest and prestigious annual gatherings for young professionals in Boston. In the 5th year of Our Convention, City Awake plans to attract 600 emerging leaders to discuss the important issues focused on the region. With a mix of workshops, fireside chats, keynote speakers, and socializing, Our Convention will connect, inspire and mobilize next-gen leaders for the region.
Kid Convention 2019 is a day of fun and engaging hands-on activities for children and families where youngsters learn about the legislative process, government, and the importance of making their voices heard.
Each fall, Mass Humanities brings a stellar group of scholars, journalists, and public officials together for a series of public conversations examining fundamental aspects of our democratic culture. This year, leading scholars Danielle Allen and Jill Lepore will explore the role of historians in society, and the importance of history in a democracy.