Activism through Art

Amanda’s Blueprint strived to help her community become more engaged in social action and its various expressions, whether they be political, intellectual or artistic, in order to instill a greater appreciation for the arts as a means of furthering progressive movements, social awareness, and action. She worked with 5-10 school youth who were interested in social change and committed to working on a mural project to create awareness around a certain issue, set up workshops with them and other youth to educate and engage them around the issue they chose to focus on, and created a mural with participation from the community – family, youth, college students, political leaders, non profit organizations and universities.