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.
On Friday, July 26, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute participates in offering a “Free Fun Friday” through support from the Highland Street Foundation. The Institute is open for free all day. There is no admission cost.
The Irish Consulate of Boston and the Kennedy Institute will welcome expert commentators to reflect on the significance of Eamon de Valera’s visit to Boston in 1919, and the evolution of relations between Ireland and the U.S.
Amplify Latinx will convene a broad set of Latinx leaders, Latinx-led community organizations, and power-building groups across Massachusetts to build new relationships, strengthen existing partnerships, and develop the Latinx Power Coalition for the Commonwealth.