justice in the arts

justice in the arts - Nick Poggetti TESP 50 Essay 3...

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Nick Poggetti TESP 50 Essay 3 Vance-Trembath Justice and the Arts “. . . Fostering a culture in which the arts and social justice become an integral, vital dimension of campus life.” This phrase is the opening line describing the Justice and the Arts Initiative movement on campus here at Santa Clara. The Justice and the Arts Initiative, also known as JAI, focuses on helping students develop an understanding of the relationship between social justice and arts. The purpose of this program is to learn to draw the lines that connect many issues of social justice in the world and artistic processes that relate to them. It serves as an alternative way to understand these controversial issues. The Justice and the Arts Initiative is a product of the College of Arts and Sciences here at Santa Clara and works through the Theatre, Dance, and Music departments and utilizes the Center of Performing Arts, and the Visual, Literary and Media arts. This program also searches to integrate itself with outside departments including Law, Business, and Engineering in hopes to “develop competence, enliven conscience, and awake compassion” here in the community at Santa Clara. The Justice and the Arts Initiative hosted American playwright and director Erik Ehn on Friday, October 23 rd this fall quarter of 2009 who had a lot to say about social justice and how he incorporates it in his work. The plays that Erik Ehn writes and directs demonstrate free
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course HIST 100 taught by Professor Turley,thomas during the Fall '07 term at Santa Clara.

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