Instructors: Carlton Mackey, Center for Ethics and Department of Film and Media Studies; Edward L. Queen, Center for Ethics
Overview: Collaborating with leading Atlanta-area filmmakers, photographers, and community nonprofit organizations, creative undergraduates produce and learn about socially-engaged art. Engaging art in all its forms, the course is designed to support meaningful educational and communal experiences.
In the Spring 2018 class, the groups were as follows:
- Second Helpings Atlanta group mentored by printmaker Jamaal Barber
- GEEARS group mentored by filmmaker Tara Olayeye
- First Step Staffing group mentored by filmmaker & photographer Melissa Alexander
- Project Documentary Group which created a written and visual view of the entire process
Course description: Students explore the role of film and media in addressing major social issues. Class sessions first push students to engage with the topic of art and social engagement. Students then pair off into teams to work with local artists and nonprofits, producing films, blogs, websites, and other forms of media. The course is part of the Center for Ethics’ Southwest Airlines Art and Social Engagement Program.
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This program is unique in that it directly highlights Southwest Airlines’ commitment to social issues that affect the communities we serve. Our partnership with Emory University can, through visual art, creatively display the importance of recognizing Atlanta’s social issues and challenges.
-Quinnie Jenkins-Rice, Regional Leader of Community Affairs & Grassroots at Southwest Airlines