social change

Institutional oppression refers to the systematic mistreatment of particular social identity groups through established laws, customs or practices within a society. It isn’t something that’s always easily seen. It may not appear as blatant racism or sexism, for example, but it does play a role in institutions such as education, health care, housing and criminal justice systems., available for use

Loving Day, coming up on June 12, commemorates the anniversary of the 1967 United States Supreme Court ruling that legalized interracial marriage in the United States. While interracial couples nowadays are much more accepted, they may still face some challenges and discrimination. This is even present in the media and public opinion, such as when Old Navy recently faced backlash for releasing an advertisement featuring an interracial couple.

xChange Cincinnati

Mar 20, 2014

xChange Cincinnati is an event that celebrates local artists, activists and entrepreneurs who use their creativity as a vehicle for social change.  The one-night-only event is presented by Theatre for The Free People and is the culmination of the work that was created in the Artist as Activist/Cincinnati xChange Program at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center.

According to local poet Hannah Ramlo, who is curating the event, the program examines the artist as an environmental, ethical, humanistic and social activist.  The mission is to initiate conversations about the impact of art on society, and to raise awareness of the use of art as a tool for liberation.