A group of students listening to a presentation by faculty.The second annual Art for Social Change showcase featured works by WSU students and members of the Pullman community which highlight the role of art in advancing social justice.

As part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at WSU, the goal of the competition is to call attention to the importance of recognizing the vast inequalities that persists in the world today, and “to dream, to envision, to invent, to create – and redefine how we live and interact with our surroundings.”

The showcase offered five distinct categories. The 2020 award recipients are:

Read the artist statements for each of the 2020 Art for Social Change submissions.

The annual Art for Social Change competition is co-sponsored by the WSU Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration committee; the School of Languages, Cultures, and Race: and the departments of English and Fine Arts.

Top image: SLCR Director Carmen Lugo-Lugo addresses attendees at the 2020 Art for Social Change showcase.