From powerful photographs to hip-hop music, art has been an integral part of the quest for social justice over the years.
In a collaboration with the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center presents The Art of Justice: Articulating an Ethos and Aesthetic of the Movement.
This six-episode series provides a front row seat to the Art of Justice conference, which focused on political arts movements of the past and present including the Black and Nuyorican movements and Black Lives Matter.
Watch as attendees delve into discussions about the universality of the struggle for justice and the art that served it, the celebration of historic activists and the reassessment of current movements.
Tune in to MNN1 (FiOs 33, RCN 82, TWC 34 & 1995 or streaming live) at the following times to watch the series:
Unifying Visions of Justice
part 1 - Wednesday, February 17 at 10pm
part 2 - Wednesday, February 24 at 10pm
The Need for Institutions in Our Image
part 1 - Friday, February 19 at 5pm
part 2 - Friday, February 26 at 5pm
Standing for Justice
part 1 - Saturday, February 20 at 5:30pm
part 2 - Saturday, February 27 at 5:30pm
Hosted by: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute, Institute of African American Affairs and the Department of Art and Public Policy at NYU Institute for Research in African American Studies of Columbia University
The Art of Justice: Articulating an Ethos and Aesthetic of the Movement conference was held at NYU on November 7, 2015.