In Social Justice Art, a new book from Harvard Education Press, author Marit Dewhurst, Ed.M.'03, Ed.D.'09, explores how young students can be encouraged to think about topics of social justice through the learning -- and doing -- of art. Drawing upon what she learned from students in a New York museum's activist art class, Dewhurst provides art educators with strategies to incorporate activist art projects in their teaching.
In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Dewhurst, director of art education at The City College of New York, explains how art can help students to address issues of social injustice in their communities and beyond.
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.