What is an ACTIVE Social Justice Project

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These are examples of the kind of active community engagement your project will need to include.  ALL Media are welcome- including social media , digital, musical, performance etc etc.

South’s Heart – Family Engagement Center

Art is My Weapon Outcomes

I.C.O.N/ Today, I’m Alright Partnership

See.Say. DO

Event: Holiday Light, Holiday Dark
Over 450 attendees, and 150 action promises.

Invent Present
High School Trauma Project



These are projects from SEE. SAY.DO.  Many did not meet the 50-100 active participants but  might serve as inspiration.

Grace Bianchi   – Body Image      Read  About Project

Kira Corser   – Climate Change /Human Rights   Learn More

Madelynne Engle  – Truth and  Resilience    Read About Project   Power Wheelchair Giveaway

Maris Gilbert  – Water Quality   Learn More

Craig Harris – Human Senses-CTSD    Learn More

Laura Hill 
  -Reclaiming our Narratives: Exploring Race & Identity  Read About Project

Anne Kleinhenz   – Heart Listening   Learn More

Barb Kobe – Emotional Nature – Embodied Knowing – Empathetic Connection  B
Learn More

Candy Kuehn  -Dark Energy/Brain Neurology    Learn More

Felecia Lenee -FE -Compassionate Conversations  S  Read  About Project

Wesley May – Identity     Read about the project

Nikki McComb   – Art is my Weapon    Learn More

Layl McDill    – Persuasive Technologies  Learn More

Rebecca Ratzlaff  – Labor/Unions  Learn More

Danielle Ricci  –   Ongoing Refugee Crisis  Threads of My Cloth    Read about the Project 

Shira Richter  –  Motherhood: Women, Men and Money    Read About the Project

Barry Scanlan    Environmental Corporate Abuse    B    Learn More

Jill Waterhouse  –The Chasm between the Divides”   Learn More

Take Action  Pop Up Performances  Learn More

Truth, Healing and Reconciliation Anton Truer and Dodging Bullets  Learn More

Ideas from Out in the World

Credit: Jeffrey Markowitz/Sygma/Getty

A traveling public art project, the AIDS Memorial Quilt was created in June 1987 at the height of the AIDS crisis in the United States. The ongoing project memorializes those who have died from HIV and AIDS through quilted panels, embellished with their names and symbolic imagery representing the person memorialized. Currently, the quilt is made up of more than 48,000 panels, with more added every year as more AIDS casualties are submitted to The NAMES Project Foundation.


Mashable Image

Credit: Tatyana Fazlaizadeh/Facebook

These simple posters, created by New York City artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, carry a big message about a type of gender injustice women face regularly: street harassment. The series, called Stop Telling Women To Smile in reference to a common catcall, started in the fall of 2012 and is ongoing by the artist.




Credit: AptART / ACTED / UNICEF / Jose Artista

The Za’atari Project is an ongoing series of public art murals that engages Syrian refugees, especially children, in art to make refugee camps less sterile and more welcoming.




Wonderful Organization with great ideas:

Engaged Arts