The Leading for Social Justice Art Exhibit at the Kent Stark Art Department invites K-12 students, families, teachers, school leaders and community members to identify social justice as an educational intervention.
The event takes place Dec. 12, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at the Kent State University at Stark Main Art Gallery, 6000 Frank Ave. NW, in North Canton.
The exhibit encourages viewers to deepen their understanding of ongoing struggles experienced by K-12 children who live on the margins due to race, gender, class, sexual orientation, native language, ability, religion/faith/beliefs, family structure, immigration status and other dimensions of identity.
Their art-making strives to place this emergence for justice on the shoulders of risk-taking visionaries to create social and political spaces, both in and out of schools, that explore, critique and build a better future for all children.
Artist mentors include Andreas Esparza, Karen Hinkle, Gretchen Kaine, Donald King, Frederick Kluth, Christine Pace, Dillon Sedar, Daiv Whaley and Zachary Wollert.
For info, call the Kent State Stark Art Department at (330) 244-5151 or visit www.stark.kent.edu.