Emerson Peace and Social Justice

Emerson College’s non-hierarchical student organization

Past Events April 27, 2009

EPSJ Events: 2008

Beehive Design Collective Presents: Dismantling Monoculture

Tuesday, November 11, 2:30-4:30pm
Bill Bordy Auditorium
On tour with giant, hand-drawn, portable murals, the Bees aim to draw the connections between colonial history and present day struggles against corporate globalization, violence, and racism. The Beehive creates anticopyright graphics as tools for popular analysis, education and organizing. Using these graphics as a springboard for discussion and information sharing, the Beehive Collective works to analyze and dismantle the forces at work in our capitalist society through a metaphorical lens of stories from the natural world. They draw clear connections between the colonial history of the Western Hemisphere and contemporary patterns of corporate globalization, violence, and racism. Sponsored by Emerson Peace & Social Justice and the Emerson College Visual & Media Arts Department.

Photos from the Event

Fall Harvest Festival
Wednesday, November 19, 9:00-11:00pm
Little Building Dining Hall
Harvest Fest is an annual event that provides advocacy and awareness about local farming and the benefits of eating, growing and buying local. This semester’s event included activities such as a donut eating contest, leaf printmaking, and pumpkin painting and the free food included caramel apples and cider. All food was provided from local farmers markets.

Photos from the Event

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EPSJ Events: 2009

Americans Who Tell the Truth
Friday, April 17, 6:00-9:00pm
Bill Bordy Auditorium
Robert Shetterly began painting the series “Americans Who Tell the Truth” following the terrorist attacks in New York City on September 11, 2001. Robert felt not only horror for the tragic event, but also began to feel frustration for what America as a country was becoming. He began to paint this series and found hope and pride in the courage and words of the community he drew from. He believes that their morals are the fabric of what has made America strong and we must continue to look at these figures to inspire our future. His collection now numbers well over his originally intended fifty portraits and includes special guests historian Howard Zinn and musician David Rovics, who will join Shetterly for a night of discussion, questions, art and music inspired by the portrait series. Co-sponsored by PRISM, Student Life, SLCA and the Institute of Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson Experimental Art, EAGLE, CPLA, Earth Emerson, Imagine, Hillel, SGA, and the Class of 2010.

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