Day: October 12, 2020

Art, music play major role in protest during social movements

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A mural reading “Black Lives Matter” is pictured Oct. 11 in People’s Park near the Sample Gates. Artistic expression, in its many forms, has been a primary way for students and citizens to make their voices heard.

Izzy Myszak

The connection between art and social activism can be seen on the streets, walls and windows of Bloomington every day. From the “Black Lives Matter” mural in People’s Park to the music playing in dorm rooms on campus, artistic expression, in its many forms, has been a primary way for students and citizens to make their voices heard.

This year has seen an enormous wave of social and political change including the upcoming election, the COVID-19 pandemic and discussions on racial inequality and policing. But, due to increased social and political changes many protesters are turning to art to express their views.

Protests in the U.S. are is inextricably linked to

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