Creating Art to Create Social Change On The Eastern Michigan University Campus

Mar 27, 2017

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A community forum is planned for Tuesday evening, March 28th to gather input for the creation of a Community "Unity" Mural being planned for the Eastern Michigan University campus.

I spoke with one of the organizers, EMU student Steven Kwasny.

After several months of racial vandalism both on the EMU campus and nearby, a group of students and faculty members decided to advocate for social change through art.

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They're planning to create a mural to be installed at a building on the Eastern campus, according to one of the organizers, student Steven Kwasny, who says they want to focus on what unites us as a community versus what divides us.

Anyone interested in having input on the mural design is invited to attend a meeting from 6 until 8 Tuesday evening in the McKenny Ballroom on the Eastern campus.

Kwasny says it will include references to the past as far back as 1849 but will also include where they want to be socially in the future.

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