Project South, Atlanta, GA
The University Sin Fronteras recognizes that successful popular movements in the U.S. have always endeavored to deploy art and culture as a substantial, capable, and strategic conveyer of the espoused goals of their efforts. Through research, it becomes abundantly clear that visual and performance art have been utilized throughout the history of the Southern Freedom Movement. The realization that incorporating visual art, music, theater, film, literature, and poetry can be used as a strategy for teaching decolonization have led the University to explore how to infuse art and cultural work as an organizing tool. Their goal is to use art and culture as a catalyst to engage all of the aforementioned fronts, and to produce collective and accompanying artistic expressions as part of the actions encompassed in the summer organizing plans and the larger Southern Freedom Movement Assembly process.