Coming up: ‘Fight for Your Rights’ presentation

Kicking off on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Weidner Center, students in Democracy and Justice Studies and Political Science’s American Political Thought will discuss their curation of a two-week exhibition of artwork (April 30-May 7, 2019, 407 Gallery, Studio Arts) “Fight for Your Rights.” The exhibit challenges viewers to consider how minorities and majorities have contested the ideals of American Democracy, historically and today. The talk will discuss the process of collaborating on an exhibit and the challenges for social science students to apply their learning in a new context. Featuring works from artists such as Amos Kennedy Jr., Carlos Cartez and Judi Jourdan Mcdaniel, this exhibit considers from an intersectional perspective how groups such as Hmong Americans, the working class and indigenous people have explored American ideals through art.