Whether it’s in dance, in music, on film or in poetry, art has limitless power to help bring about positive social impact.
From director Mira Nair, who uses film to allow marginalized communities to be represented on-screen, to musicians Alicia Hall Moran and Jason Moran who use songs to bridge the gap that exists between people from different backgrounds, art has the potential to dismantle inequality across race, gender and class.
The Art Is Justice series looks at how different forms of art and different types of artists are using their craft to make the world a better place for all. Art allows for self-expression, and when under-represented communities see themselves represented in a way that is empowering, they can feel more able to make a difference in the world.
This series pays tribute to the musicians, the dancers, the actors, the writers, the visual artists, and the painters, as well as the grassroots organizations and activists who are using art for social change.