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TUES: The Art of Activism: A Conversation with Steve Duncombe – BFP’s first In-person/hybrid event!!!
May 2 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
The BFP Art & Culture Collective welcomes you to BFP’s FIRST in-person/hybrid public event since 2020!
The Art of Activism was written by activist Steve Duncombe and visual artist Steve Lambert, both founders of the Center for Artistic Activism. Artistic Activism is a hybrid practice that marries the creative force of art to the concrete results of activism.
Research Director, Co-Founder of The Center for Artistic Activism
Steve has more than three decades of experience as an educator and an activist. With a PhD in Sociology, he has taught in the City and State Universities of New York and is currently a Professor of Media and Culture at New York University. He received the Chancellor’s Award for Teaching while at SUNY and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the University Distinguished Teaching Award at NYU.
An activist his entire adult life, he co-founded a multi-issue community activist group in the mid-1990s, the Lower East Side Collective, which won an award for “Creative Activism” from the Abbie Hoffman Foundation. He was also a lead organizer in the international direct action group Reclaim the Streets.
Steve is the author and editor of eight books, including Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy and the Cultural Resistance Reader, writes on culture and politics for a wide range of scholarly and popular publications, and is the creator of an open-access, open-source, web-based edition of Thomas More’s Utopia. His scholarly and activist work has been supported by, among others, the Open Society and Fulbright foundations and the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts, and he is currently working on a book on assessing the impact of artistic activism.
Steve Duncombe co-founded the Center for Artistic Activism with Steve Lambert in 2009.
Join us on Tuesday, May 2, as activist Steve Duncombe talks about the Art of Activism book, and ways in which you can flex your creative imagination and hone your political tactics in pursuit of a fairer world, making activism more creative with art, and art more effective with activism.
Doors will open at 6:15 pm for light refreshments and mingling! Program begins at 7:00 pm.
Register here to tune in via Zoom. No need to register if you’re joining us in person.
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