By Marc Eliot Stein and Greta Zarro, May 24, 2019
How can we use art to amplify antiwar activism? How can peaceworkers, community organizers and concerned human beings use the creative process to elevate our message, to grow the movement, and ultimately, to influence change?
This question is the topic of the fourth episode of the World BEYOND War podcast, and we invited two guests for this conversation:
Kim Fraczek is the Director of Sane Energy Project, based in New York City. With a background in both corporate creative production and social justice, she has an unusual range of experience and perspective. Her integrity, creative talent and positive energy lends to Sane’s distinct brand of activism and high regard in the movement community. Prior to leading Sane Energy Project, Kim co-founded the allied group Occupy the Pipeline, and produced street performances, art and music-filled rallies and marches, and direct actions that garnered significant media attention against the Spectra NY-NJ Expansion pipeline. Kim was also a member of The People’s Puppets, creating eye-catching art for a variety of social causes.
Vy Vu is a queer Vietnamese artist, educator, and organizer based out of the DC metro area and Vietnam. They uses their arts as a tool to uplift collective voices and shift power to communities. Vy works with a variety of mediums such as painting, printmaking, digital illustration, and sculpture, tailoring their artistry to fit the needs of different communities. Vy is pursuing an MFA in Community Arts at Maryland Institute College of Art in Fall 2019, and is a Leader at The Sanctuaries, DC. Some of Vy’s projects include: creating mobilization art for the 2019 March for Our Schools, the 2019 Women’s March on Washington; and live creating and speaking at the 2018 Parliament of the World’s Religions.
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