Move to Amend Reports on Artful Activism and the Global Corpocracy Art Project

August 18, 2016

Move to Amend Reports connects you with activists and organizers working on the frontlines of the democracy movement, to bring you the lowdown on corporate rule, corporate personhood, and money as speech.

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As culture exists as a dynamic process creating and reflecting human consciousness, and the arts are an expression of that collective consciousness, Art and Culture are an integral part of movement-building work. Find out why and learn how to express that creativity into your local organizing with Christian Sarkar and Ruthi Engelke, as we explore the role of Artists and Cultural workers in social change and revolution as we examine the collaborative art + activism project known as Global Corpocracy and Move to Amend’s Art & Culture Caucus.

Christian Sarkar is an artist and lead coordinator for the  the collaborative art + activism project Global Corpocracy. Christian’s artistic pursuits began in the 1980s at the University of Houston where he accidentally took both a lithography and an etching class with Malinda Beeman, which lead him become a member of the Art Tribe (a group of underground artists) and the Art4Justice collective. Christian’s work is best described a ABSTRACT ACTIVISM –  an extension of my interest in social justice, sustainability, inclusivity, as well as revolutionary music, history and literature.

Ruthi Engelke is serves on the Board of Directors of Pedagogy and Theater of the Oppressed, a group which supports people whose work challenges oppressive systems by promoting critical thinking and social justice through liberatory theatre and popular education.  She facilitates movement building workshops for Move To Amend using Theater of the Oppressed techniques and is co-chair of the Art & Culture Caucus, which looks for ways to harness the power of art and artists to advance the goals of and uphold the principles of Move to Amend.

 

Move to Amend Reports is hosted by Laura Bonham and Egberto Willies, members of Move to Amend's National Leadership Team. Executive producer is Keyan Bliss. Production team is Kaitlin Sopoci-Belknap, Keyan Bliss, Laura Bonham, Egberto Willies and Renee Babcock.

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