Arts + Advocacy Blog

Arts + Advocacy Talk: Joshua Rashaad McFadden

Written by Jasmine Sinclair Wilson It is a hot, humid day in Atlanta. The sun is bright and fills the WonderRoot Community Arts Center. There are a handful of artists visiting the center at this time, including Atlanta/New York-based photographer Joshua Rashaad McFadden. McFadden is widely recognized as a top emerging photographer; his works—Come to…

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Arts + Advocacy Blog: Weaving Political Action into the Healing Arts

Written by Jasmine Sinclair Wilson Last week, we discussed the Equal Justice Initiative’s Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice. This journey to Montgomery, Alabama taught us about EJI’s efforts to educate the world about lynching, Jim Crow laws, and slavery. As institutions committed to memory and justice, they invoke conversation surrounding these…

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Arts + Advocacy Blog: The Power of Memorializing Injustice through the Arts

Written by Jasmine Sinclair Wilson This summer, WonderRoot will unveil a groundbreaking, large-scale arts initiative elevating remarkable moments in Atlanta’s struggle toward social justice. Leading up to our announcement of this project we are using this blog to highlight the rich relationship between artistic expression and issue-based advocacy. The stories lifted up here will cross…

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Arts + Advocacy Blog: Celebrating the Life and Work of Laura Aguilar

Editor’s Note: Following the release of our original post, WonderRoot staff learned of a recent exhibit showcasing Laura Aguilar’s photography. This exhibit is the “first comprehensive retrospective” assembly of Aguilar’s work. It is open to view until June 3 at the Vincent Price Art Museum at UCLA. Check out Florida International University’s Frost Art Museum website to…

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