Southwest Airlines Art & Social Engagement Project


2019 Art & Social Engagement Poster 









The 2019 Southwest Airlines Art and Social Engagement Projects were produced by Emory students alongside Atlanta artists Natrice Miller, Jessica Caldas, Ebony Blanding, and Khalimah Gaston. Each artist/undergraduate grouping collaborated with a local nonprofit: New American Pathways, CARE, Emory Sustainability Initiative, and WonderRoot, respectively.

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.

Final Projects:

Project Overview by our Documentary Group

New American Pathways & Natrice Miller

Yee San and Yo Der from Burma 

CARE & Jessica Caldas (mural installation at CARE Headquarters in Atlanta)

CARE mural

Emory Sustainability Initiative and Ebony Blanding

WonderRoot & Khalimah Gaston