SOCIAL JUSTICE: Art For A Cause


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Research the term Social Justice from the class wiki. Once you have a better understanding of what this term means. Choose a cause that you feel strongly about and research that specific cause. You will be creating an art project that specifically TAKES A STAND on your chosen cause. In order to take a stand make sure you understand all of the viewpoints on your issue or cause. Understanding the opposition is an important part of making a valid case for your own side. Think of this as a visual debate...your work will support your side of the debate expressing your point of view, but upheld by facts you've researched.

To begin this project you will complete research on the class wiki by doing the following:Write a well-developed paragraph as follows.
  1. Explain the cause you've chosen.
  2. Explain the point of view you plan to illustrate.
  3. Explain any other pertinent information that will help us better understand your work.
  4. You will also post images you found during your research and
  5. Cite any resources you used for the research.
  6. Make these into links to the various websites.
  7. You may also choose to interview someone for this project. If so make sure you give credit to the person you interviewed citing who they are, the date of the interview, whether it was by phone or in person and the place where the interview occurred.
  8. See the assignment description for more details on your art project. Research is due this Thursday, November 8th with everything posted to the wiki.

The following websites might be a good place to begin your research. Don't forget to use Diigo to bookmark and text code what you find. If you don't remember how to use Diigo click here.

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-social-justice.htm

http://www.naswdc.org/pressroom/features/issue/peace.asp

http://www.socialjusticejournal.org/

Link to my Diigo list of other sites.

My Pinterest Board on Social Justice Posters


http://www.rlmartstudio.com/

Copyright and Creative Commons Image Sites: Images from these sites can be used for your designing, but careful as the College Board wants to see original images in your portfolio.


http://www.gettyimages.com/creativeimages/royaltyfree
http://www.morguefile.com/
http://www.flickr.com
http://freerangestock.com/index.php
http://www.stockvault.net/
http://www.sxc.hu/index.phtml
http://www.istockphoto.com
http://www.ideas.wisconsin.edu/imageideas.cfm
http://www.photolibrary.com

Create a new page with your name and Social Justice as the title. (mine would be Jeanne-Social Justice). When your page is complete let me know and I will link to your name here. Make sure you've met all the criteria for this assignment.


Nicole S I think I might do this instead, sorry! Nicole S #2
Megan B
Megan M
Kate K
Lianne P
Lexi G
Max D
Shannon D
Bessie L
Beau B
Kailey O
Stephanie B