Part 1: Art, Media, and Persuasion

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Activity 1A.1: Looking at Art and Media as Catalysts for Change
Murals and Billboards that Address Social Issues
500 Anos de Resistencia, mural detail, 1992–93, by Muralist Isaias Mata (El Salvador)
Diego Rivera
Hope Is Vital! African AIDS Response
Seeds of Peace
Unchain the Women Directors!, 2006. Guerilla Girls, Inc.
Accompanying article:
We Sell Guns!, 2008. Stop Handgun Violence
Posters that Address Social Issues
Art for Social Justice by Ricardo Levins Morales
Current Street Art Workers posters
Cycle of Cooperation
Sun Mad, 1982, by Ester Hernández
Taller Tupac Amaru posters
The Movimiento, 1972, by Sergio Hernandez
PSAs and Media Campaigns that Address Social Issues
The Coen Brothers Do Clean Coal by Tom Zeller Jr. The New York Times, Energy and the Environment
Product Red
Reading Rockets PSAs
The Red Flag Campaign
Rock the Vote
Art and Media Works Referenced in Handout 1: Unit 6 Overview
AIDS Memorial Quilt, 1987–ongoing. Conceived by Cleve Jones, contributed to by communities worldwide
Eyes on the Prize, 1987, images, video, and news clippings from the PBS-produced documentary
Social Design Notes, information about the Silence=Death campaign
The Third of May 1808, 1814, by Francisco Goya
Activity 1A.2: An Ideal World
Artwork that Depicts an Ideal World
Bake Sale, 1979. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
Cycle of Cooperation, 2005, by Ricardo Levins Morales