Session Type(s): Special Event
Starts: Wednesday, Jul. 12 5:00 PM (Central)
Ends: Wednesday, Jul. 12 6:30 PM (Central)
Room: Williford A
Joyful. Vibrant. Safe. Sexy. Accessible. Inspiring. Irresistible.
Not the words people often associate with voting, especially not in 2023: when there are staggering challenges to voters and those who support them all across the country. When it’s so hard for so many to cast their ballot, make their voices heard, and protect their fundamental freedoms.
But we know civic engagement can be all those things—and must be all those things, to mobilize at the mass scale we need to make a more just country and world. At the Center for Artistic Activism, we help people use the powers of art to overcome incredible odds and build campaigns that win — and win big. Join us to learn the tools you need to infuse your civic engagement efforts with creativity, innovation, imagination, and more impact.
This event is open to anyone. Netroots Nation attendance is not required, but you do need to RSVP. Click here to reserve your spot for this free training.
About the Center for Artistic Activism
The Center for Artistic Activism (501c3) helps people use their creativity and culture to affect power and build creative campaigns that win. We specialize in supporting social justice organizations to develop and assess creative advocacy strategies and projects. Our Unstoppable Voters program supports organizations and individuals in bringing innovation and impact to protecting the freedom to vote in the US. Since Unstoppable Voters’ start in 2020, we’ve worked with over 80 organizations and 1,000 individuals on invigorating their pro-voter efforts. We’ve run artistic activism trainings for seasoned movement leaders and new advocates, created communities to foster collaboration across backgrounds and experiences, and supported creative campaigns that have helped register and get out the vote in key communities, fight for the drawing of fair political districts, push for legislation that protects the freedom to vote, safeguard intersectional freedoms, and more.
Krystal Barrett (she/her) is a bi-racial artist and activist from Orlando, Florida. With a decade-long background in higher education, Krystal began her career in social change with the Peace and Justice Institute at Valencia College. She has been a member of the League of Women Voters since 2013, and is passionate about all things voting, community, and mental health advocacy. In 2016, Krystal launched her small business, Peace Petals through which she has organized donation-based art giveaways supporting various non-profits. Krystal joined the Center for Artistic Activism in February 2022 and currently serves as the Programs Coordinator.
Rachel Gita Karp (she/her) is the Program Director of Unstoppable Voters at the Center for Artistic Activism. Through Unstoppable Voters, Rachel supports bold, strategic, and ambitious organizations, people, and projects that protect the freedom to vote with creativity and innovation. She’s helped over 80 pro-voter groups and over 1,000 individuals with training, community-building, mentorship, and more. This work builds off of and feeds Rachel’s background making activist performances for voting and voters, reproductive freedom, and increased gender representation in politics. www.c4aa.org/unstoppablevoters