The Power of Art (APA2142.02)

Souleymane Badolo

Art has the power to help people in communities to communicate, to mobilize, to educate and to understand their living situation. Art can help political movements find their voice, and connect people to planning visions for the future. Beginning in 2014, protests in Burkina Faso organized against the current political dictatorship. Life was very difficult for the people. Education and health were deteriorating. The population listened to the artists, because they, the artists, understood the country’s problems and also had perspective from their touring experience and careers on the outside. Videos and films will show politically and aesthetically how life is in Burkina Faso, and how artists have come together to fight for their human rights.

Prerequisites: A prior math or lab science course or permission of the instructor.
Credits: 2
M 6:30pm - 8:30pm; Th 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as Second Seven Week, Two Credit, 2000, Advancement of Public Action, Souleymane Badolo, Monday and/or Thursday Afternoons, All courses, and tagged , , , , .