Emory University’s Arts and Social Justice Fellows Program (ASJ) presents a project showcase and community conversation Tuesday, December 5 at the Switchyards Downtown Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. and programming begins at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, registration is preferred.
Inspired by faith in the power of art to open spaces for conversation, community-making, and collective action, the ASJ Program brings Atlanta artists into Emory classrooms to help students translate their learning into creative activism in the name of social justice. Each artist is paired with an Emory faculty member to co-teach an existing course and design a relevant creative project for their students to produce throughout the semester.
A key concern of the ASJ program is connecting Emory students to Atlanta, partnering with Atlanta’s artists to give our students tools to work for change in their communities. Bringing our projects off the Emory campus and into Switchyards Downtown is part of that: connecting students with others in the city we all share. The event program includes live dance, theatrical skits, musical and spoken word performances. Prior to the performances, attendees are invited to explore multimedia art installations created in collaboration with Emory students, artist fellows, and additional Atlanta-based artists.
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Place: Switchyards Downtown Club (151 Ted Turner Drive Northwest Atlanta, GA 30303)