Utilizing the Arts for Community Activism. Jennifer Wilson State Program Coordinator Students Working Against Tobacco www.OKSWAT.com. Objectives. Identify at least 2 examples of how the arts have been used in other social justice movements.
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Some of the images may be disturbing and politically charged. This presentation is for educational purposes only.
Abolish the Death Penalty, 2000 by Malaquias Montoya
Abou Ghraib, 2005 By Malaquias Montoya
Death of Ruben Salazar, 1986 by Frank Romero
La Vista en las Nubes, 2000 by Antonio Rael
Source: www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/10307-antonio-raels-art-gallery www.romerostudios.net
We are Not a Minority by Mario Torero
Pilgrim by Yolanda Lopez
Cesar Chavez by Alfredo Arriguin
Sun Mad, 1982 by Esther Hernandez
All that Glitters, 1991 by Afrekka Jefferson
Power of Performance, 1997 by Afrekka Jefferson
Africa Freedom Day by Judy Ann
Free Your Demons by Nancer LeMoins
New Dance Group, 1932
Focused on the Cuban Revolution
Source: ndg.org ebay
Source: Ebay ratm.com
Federal Theater Project, 1935 Created by the New Deal government
El Teatro Campesino affiliated with the United Farm Workers
The Last Poets Affiliated with the Black Panther Party
Source: www.math.buffalo.edu/~sww/LAST-POETS/last_poets0.html amiribaraka.com wikipedia.org/wiki/Maya_Angelou
Raul R. Salinas
Source: www.raulrsalinas.com www.dickshovel.com/lsa13.html
“PM takes advantage of public good will toward the arts by converting a cigarette pack into a piece of art. It responds to the social pressure against cigarettes by using packaging with universal interest and appeal.”
“The art world has traditionally been an obvious place for trends in fashion and lifestyle. The news created by artist involvement in a new brand will immediately put the product in the hands of trendsetters and newsmakers.”
Source: Legacy Documents 2041116126
“Through sponsorship of this event, Philip Morris will have an unprecedented window of opportunity to innovatively market itself through one of the most important, up and coming International Arts Festival!”
Source: Legacy Documents 2042915757
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G U G G E N H E I M M U S E U M
Abstraction in the Twentieth Century: Total Risk, Freedom, Disciplineis sponsored by Philip Morris Companies Inc.
February 9, 1996 - May 12, 1996
Vasily Kandinsky, 1912
Source: Legacy Documents 2044730275
Source: Legacy Documents 2047916130
Imagine ME Teaching Fred Astaire Appeared in the January 1950 editions of Comic Weekly, Metropolitan Sunday Newspaper, Independent Comics
Source: Legacy Documents 502473314
September 16, 1994 Nashville, TN
Ray Bowers & Lisa September 1998
Source: Legacy Documents 502473314
Health Advocates Protest Tobacco Sponsorship of Alicia Keys Concert in Indonesia
WASHINGTON, DC – International public health advocates are calling on U.S. singing star Alicia Keys to withdraw tobacco industry sponsorship of her July 31 concert in Jakarta, Indonesia, and are condemning tobacco giant Philip Morris International for sponsoring the concert as a way of marketing cigarettes to children.
The concert is being sponsored and heavily advertised by Philip Morris International and its Indonesian subsidiary Sampoerna.
Update:Alicia Keys snubs out cigarette branding from gig, Associated Press, August 1, 2008
Source: Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, July 24, 2008
Clairesse Agnew, 1890 Actress
Jean Harlow, 1936 Carreras British Tobacco
Source: Legacy Documents 503093889
“Big Tobacco” cuts arts funding in New York City
By Clare Hurley1 November 2007
Altria Group, the recently assumed name of Philip Morris Companies, announced this month that because of corporate restructuring, it would no longer be making its $7 million annual contribution to the arts in New York City.
Fatal funding: tobacco and the arts
OTTAWA | Sept. 26, 2003 — A small Ottawa orchestra is torn between its need for funding and the morality of taking money from the tobacco industry.
Source: New York Sun Capital News Online
Seattle arts scene has a sly new patron -- Big Tobacco
Tuesday, February 3, 2004 (excerpts below)
Considering Vain hair salon's punk/vegan image -- edgy with an undercurrent of good for you -- the smoking lounge comes as a surprise.
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. paid for the smoking lounge as part of a subtle new ad campaign. It debuted in Seattle last year and is designed to win new friends for an old brand, Lucky Strike.
Not only that, teams of attractive young Seattle smokers are on Lucky's payroll, hanging out in bars and passing the word about Lucky-sponsored arts events. The teams don't pass out cigarettes, partly because companies are barred from that in King County and partly because that would be too direct for this kind of campaign, known as guerrilla advertising.
Vain, a hair salon with art gallery space. Vain has a deal with Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp.: money for the salon's art programs in return for understated promotion of cigarettes.
Unlike Philip Morris, which used to sponsor the establishment's version of culture, Lucky Strike is going after alternative art and art-related venues that attract youths.
Grant Union High School California
The TRUTH Wall Brighton Terrain Park, UT
Source: blog.rideutah.com/?p=37 Grant.k12.ca.us
A Multimedia Exhibition & Guide to Un-Mediafying Your Life
Respect Me by Kelly age 16
Body Tracing by Alexandria, age 14
Email Art: a contemporary art electronic exhibition
Every Monday for 6 weeks, subscribers will receive an e-mail from a different artist, selected from our preferred e-mail contributions received within the first 5 weeks from amongst the exhibition subscribers.
Subscription to the exhibition is free.
The exhibition is looking at issues such as the links between Mail Art and E-mail Art, the Internet as a medium for communicating art, the e-mail as an art product.
Source: National Theater, Royal Academy, and the Center of Attention, nostankyou.com
Youth Theater y Algo Más
Digital Projects: Facing History and Ourselves
Partnership with the Art Club
How can you utilize the arts for YOUR community?
Jennifer Wilson State Program Coordinator
Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT)