CCST 227

Art and Soul Of Social Change

Art, Activism and New Media Technology in Popular Resistance


Weekly Schedule and Readings

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Week I: January 24

introduction to key terms and issues: Ahimsa,  Artivist and Aeffect
Required Readings:

1.     How do artists in different media address social issues?

2.     Why Art and  Aeffecy for social change?

Suggested Reading


Week II: January 31 

Readings:

1.     Howard Zinn

2.    Social Change

3.    What is Art for Social Change?

4.    Social Justice


Week III: February 7 

The Logic of nonviolance and Social Movements
Required Readings:

1.     The Nature of Political Power

2.     The Mythology of Violence: Ackerman and Duvall, pp 457-468

3.    Howard Zinn,The Power of Nonviolence, Retaliation, ,Introduction & 5-7 , The trial of Scott Nearing, 42-44, and Gandhi:   45-46

Please Watch the Videos

Š      Why We Fight

Š      The Cost of War

Š      The Top Ten Most Influential Resistances/revolts

Š      How to Protest as a Person of color

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Week IV: February 14 . 

 Mallika Sarabhai:

1.    The Power of Dance for Social Change

2.    Dance To Change The World

3.    Eve Ensler: Rise, Dance and Disrupt

4.    One Billion Rising : VDAY 

5.     My Revolution Lives in this body


  Week V: February 21.

Music in the Civil Rights Movement and the mobilization of tradition,
use of the "freedom songs," and secular musical traditions as a major resource for the struggle against racial injustice.
Readings: 
1. T.V. Reed, Singing the Civil RIghts  pp. 1-39

2. Sound Track for a revolution

3. Civil RIghts for the 21st. Century 


Study Questions


Week VI: February 28 

Emmanuel Jai – The Music of a War Child

How Rap Music Fueled the “Arab Spring”

Rock The Kasba
Readings:

 1.The Arab Uprising, J. Gelvin; 1-32
2. The Political Transformation of the Middle East and North Africa  

3.   The Protestor

4.   From Fear to Fury: Tunisia Pays Tribute


Week VII:  March 7. 
Visualized and performed modes of dissent within public space, both in the streets and online.

Can New Media Bring about a revolution?
Readings;

Manuel Castells, Social Media and Revolution

Role Of Social Media

Study Questions  
Art and activism resources on line.      

1.       We are all Khalid Said,

2.     Inside the Egyption Revolution  2.0

3.      Ideas from Arab Youth: Demand for Democracy and Human Rights.

4.      Revolutionary WallsBahia Shehab: A thousand times no


 

Week VIII: March 14.

Class Presentations 
 Wrap up of Weeks I- VII


 

Week IX: March 21.
No Class. Work on Final Projects. 

Actup , Aids and Gay Rights 
Readings:
 T.V. Reed -179-216 : 
ACTing UP: http://www.actupny.org/reports/silencedeath.html
Social Change:From Stonewall Riots to the Same sex Marriage Act.


Week X: March 28. 
No Class. Spring Break. 

Students Make Art For Social Change.
" Which Image opened your eyes to Human Rights"
 Students will research, design, execute, and present a piece of art, on an issue, related to "Human Rights"


  Technologies of Protest: Public Square and Social Change 
"Surveillance and Sousveillance
1. Public Sousveillance of Police Misconduct

2. When the Watched Become the Watchers"

3. Keep an Eye on Hasan Elahi


Week XI: April 4. 
Migration is beautiful; Favianna Rodriguez
  Art power and Imagination

  

 


Week XII : April 11 
My Photgraphs Bear Witness

 

1. James Nachtwei; My Photographs Bear Witness

2. Ai Wei Wei,  Migrant Crisis: Human Flow  


Week  XIIIApril  18 

  Technologies of Protest: Public Square and Social Change 
"Surveillance and Sousveillance
1. Public Sousveillance of Police Misconduct

      2. When the Watched Become the Watchers"

     3. Keep an Eye on Hasan Elahi



Week   XIV: April 25. 
Students Make Art For Social Change.
" Which Image opened your eyes to Human Rights"
 Students will research, design, execute, and present a piece of art, on an issue, related to "Human Rights" 

Political Power of Social Media
Ai Weiwei: The Dissident

1.     "Never Sorry"

2.     Human Rights, New Media and Underground documentary

1.     Reflections on the Cultural Study of Social Movements."

2.    http://culturalpolitics.net/social_movements/

 



STUDENT PRESENTATIONS.

May 2 & 9