George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art

Department: African American Studies

Date and Time: May 25, 2021 | 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

Event Location: Zoom

Event Details

The UCI Department of African American Studies and Department of Art History present

George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art

Join us for a webinar with the creators of the George Floyd and Anti-Racist Street Art Project in the
Twin Cities, Todd Lawrence and Heather M. Shirey.

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021
11 AM - 12:20 PM
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Artists and writers producing work in the streets – including tags, graffiti, murals, stickers, and other installations on walls, pavement, and signs – are in a unique position to respond quickly and effectively in a moment of crisis. Street art’s ephemeral nature serves to reveal very immediate and sometimes fleeting responses, often in a manner that can be raw and direct. At the same time, in the context of a crisis, street art also has the potential to transform urban space and foster a sustained political dialogue, reaching a wide audience and making change possible.

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