FIGHT THE POWER: Photography and Hip-Hop Performance as Direct Action
This workshop examines the work of Shooting Without Bullets, which employs photography and hip-hop performance as tools of direct action to combat social justice issues that affect black and brown teens. In this workshop, we will screen and discuss the film UNDEREXPOSED, a documentary short which showcases the lives of ten Cleveland teens as they find solace in art making and performing as members of Shooting Without Bullets. The film highlights how these teens, in the midst of extreme economic depression and stark racial segregation use artistic expression to:
- Develop their own identities
- Unpack the blight and gentrification in their community
- Consistently exceed expectations in a world not designed for them to win.
Participants in this workshop will gain insight into the ways artistic expression can be used to
combat social wrongs as well as empower youth to engage in social justice organizing.