Praise the A’s: African Art and Activism in America

Presented by

Emmett Phillips


African art has been an essential tool for activism in the ongoing struggle for peace in America. This workshop uses roleplaying, poetry, and writing to depict and analyze the reality of life for Africans in America throughout their time in this country, bringing to life a deeper understanding of the production of justice. It reaffirms why arts and activism have been such essential tools for equity in an ongoing struggle for peace. The participants are split into 3 groups: writers/poets, actors, and activists. The activity is intended to generate reflection and analysis.

Workshop Details


African-American Culture


Social Studies, Language Arts, Drama, Social Justice


25 max

Standard Length

45 min

Room Setup

Open space for skits

Supplies/Equipment Needed:

Writing paper and utensils, "Agent of Change" certificate for each student (we will provide for you to print)

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