Arts for Health Equity and Social Justice
Catch performances from the Racial Justice Concert Series, a collaboration among Johns Hopkins students, faculty and staff launched in 2021. From hip-hop to classical, this free virtual concert series harnesses the power of music to support racial justice in Baltimore.
Look & Listen
Join us in honoring and engaging with the art emerging in this historical moment.
MURALS & PORTRAITS
Amy Sherald on Making Breonna Taylor’s Portrait (Vanity Fair)
How Artists are Responding to the Killing of George Floyd (Smithsonian Magazine)
The Power of Dance as Political Protest (Dance Magazine)
SPOKEN WORD & POETRY
Homemade: An Online Poetry Reading (Facebook)
What is the role of art in its many forms in advancing equity and social change?
We turn to our partners and field experts to share their insights.
In this episode of the ANA-JHU Social Justice Summer Series, Dr. Jackson shares her vision for integrating arts and culture into placemaking as a way to reckon with racial trauma and restore dignity to the oppressed.
This 2019 paper names racism as a critical public health issue and discusses the importance of arts and culture in creating equitable, healthy communities.
"Creating and Implementing a More Inclusive Museum Vision" with Christopher Bedford of the Baltimore Museum of Art
In this episode of the ANA-JHU Social Justice Summer Series, director Christopher Bedford shares the importance of equity and diversity in every aspect of the BMA, from the artwork on display to the talent behind the scenes.
Discover the organizations, programs and individuals taking action through art, plus ways you can deepen your civic engagement using the arts.
As the writer Maya Angelou once said: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” Previous research has found that reading and writing literature can help
Music has long been recognized for its ability to bring people together. But can its healing powers help to suture the divides wrought by pandemic distancing and growing social unrest?
For better or worse, the spaces we inhabit shape the contours of our lives. But for many racial minorities, these spaces literally embody the systemic inequity and racism they face.
It is difficult to separate the work of the students at Wide Angle Youth Media from the city they call home. Baltimore is, by many measures, an epicenter of racial
For the fifth year running, Baltimore is set to exceed 300 homicides in 2019. With the New York Times calling this violence a “tragedy”, it is easy to fall into
“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.”
Toni Morrison, author