(below text excerpt from Milwaukee Independent, 10/2/19)
Following its first year anniversary on October 11, Nō Studios will present a two-day Social Justice Summit to help residents of Milwaukee build personal relationships, encourage ongoing conversations with individuals who want to identify social issues, and match them with others who are skilled in solving community problems.
The summit is entitled “Art Activated,” which represents the purpose of combining art with activism. It will bring together artists of different disciplines – filmmakers, photographers, musicians, dancers, and more – who use their talent and vision to create works that not merely entertain, but also focus the audience on pressing social concerns: poverty, trafficking, bias related crimes, economic disparity, and such. The difficult subject matters are made less distancing through the emotionality of the artists. Activists and academics will discuss the lived experience of disenfranchisement and offer solutions to some of the most pressing social justice issues affecting Milwaukee, the nation, and the world.
More information: https://www.nostudios.com/sjs