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2017 Artist as Activist Fellows

2017 Artist as Activist Fellows

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation announces its 2017 Artist as Activist Fellows, which include Michelle Angela Ortiz (WOO '17, ACG '13, '12, '05, LTA '08).

The recipients of this two-year fellowship are turning to multimedia, performance, and cultural organizing to draw specific attention to the ways in which the prison-industrial complex disproportionately affects generations of immigrants and people of color in the United States.

The fellows selected for the 2017 cohort reflect a geographic and cultural diversity as a group, but also artistic mediums and approaches to this issue—from the impact of mass incarceration on reproductive justice to its intersections with deportations and immigrant detention. This group of fellows is going beyond building awareness to also spurring action and envisioning the policies and practices required to create change. 

Read more about the fellows.

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