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This summer school brings 10 outstanding students from across the US to Bristol for the month of June, to study 'Arts, Activism and Social Justice'. Students will investigate how literature, music, visual arts, storytelling, dance, philosophy and critical theory have shaped movements for social justice across the globe, with particular attention given to racial justice and the legacies of slavery.
Topics will range across geographic areas, including Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and across six overlapping themes: * Racial justice and slavery * Colonialism and independence * Global feminisms * Migration and refugees * Environmental sustainability * Health and wellbeing
The programme will include practical components on social entrepreneurship and campaigning, aimed at empowering students to think strategically about how they themselves might use the arts to build community and transform culture. As important as the academic programme will be the opportunity to learn from community-based partners in the thriving arts and voluntary sectors of Bristol.