The University YMCA announces the Friday Forum lecture series “Art + Activism: Transforming Silence into Action.” The series begins Feb. 16 with Ricardo Levins Morales’ discussion of how art can be used to address personal and historical trauma, challenge common beliefs, assist in building alliances and contribute to culture change.
All lectures will be at noon in Latzer Hall of the University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign. The full list of series speakers is available online.
Activism often focuses on responding to negative and oppressive institutions and societal practices. This series highlights the unique role art plays in asserting positive, creative visions of the future during times of strife.