Southwest Airlines Art & Social Engagement Project

April 30, 2018 at 7pm at the Emory Center for Ethics. 
Appetizers and beverages served.

Register for this free event at http://www.engage.emory.edu/social-art

Join the Ethics & the Arts Program of the Emory University Center for Ethics and Southwest Airlines for the premiere of the 2018 Southwest Airlines Art and Social Engagement Projects. View the student documentaries produced alongside Atlanta filmmakers Melissa Alexander and Tara Olayeye in partnership with non-profit partners First Step Staffing and G.E.E.A.R.S as well as an art exhibit produced with Atlanta printmaker Jamaal Barber in partnership with non-profit Second Helpings.

The projects are produced by the students in the Southwest Airlines Art and Social Engagement Project’s “Film, Media, and the Art of Social Change” course, offered by the Film and Media Studies Department and Visual Arts in conjunction with Atlanta-area artists.  Taught by Ethics & the Arts Program director Carlton Mackey and Ethics and Servant Leadership (EASL) Program director Dr. Edward Queen, the project and course give Emory University students an opportunity to work directly with Atlanta artists and non-profits to learn about ethically engaged art and improve the city around them.

It also engages the Emory students, along with the Atlanta non-profits, and Atlanta based artists as partners in creating thought-provoking collaborative art projects addressing important social issues.  The finished projects communicate a critical and creative outlook into social issues facing Atlanta, increase awareness about issues, and catalyze action toward making positive change to address those issues. This year’s students produced two short documentaries and a poster exhibit. Join us as we unveil their hard work to the world. 
 
Visit http://emoryartsandactivism.wordpress.com for more information on the history of the program, previous projects, organizations, mentors, and students.