Street Art and Social Change: Millions March

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Street Art and Social Change: Millions March


Last Saturday, tens of thousands of people participated in the Millions March in various cities around the United States. Some of the largest demonstrations were in Washington D.C., New York City, and here in the Bay Area with actions in San Francisco and Oakland. These demonstrations have been the largest organized actions against police killings and racial profiling yet, in the months since Ferguson. Like most protests, art was used in a variety of ways; from banners and posters, to music, song and dance. Art has a unique way of uniting people and stirring emotions of participators and observers, and that is why it has always been intertwined with social movements. We have seen a number of different art projects in the post-Ferguson movement, but from the demonstrations this last weekend it was French street artist, JR‘s, enlarged image of Eric Garner’s eyes held by the front line protesters that stunned us. We look forward to seeing how art is used in the streets, in this movement and others!

By | 2014-12-16T00:00:00+00:00 December 16th, 2014|Social Change, Street Art|0 Comments

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