On June 4th, Art and Resistance Through Education (ARTE), in direct partnership with the Advocacy Lab high school students from Wings Academy, will work with a professional muralist from Subway Art History in order to design and carry out a hip-hop graffiti style mural in the South Bronx community. The wall mural, the culminating event of the students' year-long human rights campaign, will focus on the global plight of young boys and girls who are sexually trafficked – a form of modern-day slavery – and will highlight the work of Somaly Mam, Cambodian human rights activist and trafficking survivor and the Somaly Mam Foundation.
Financial contribution will be used to purchase all mural art supplies (including, but not limited to paint and brushes), along with food and snacks for the students during their big day.
For more information about the Advocacy Lab, please visit: www.advocacylab.org.
For more information about the Somaly Mam Foundation, please visit: www.somaly.org.
For more information about Subway Art History, please visit: www.nytimes.com/2010/10/27/arts/design/27graffiti.html...
For more information about Art and Resistance Through Education, please check: www.artejustice.com soon (website yet to come - hold tight!)
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