California artist and social activist Mark Harris will discuss “Revolution through Art: Battling Social Injustice One Piece at a Time” on Thursday at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Harris will speak at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Bayley Room on the second floor of OWU's Beeghly Library, 43 Rowland Ave., Delaware.
Harris describes himself as a mixed-media artist who combines his passions for social justice, activism, and art to create a visual vocabulary intended to engage audiences on some of the most critical issues facing society today.
Of his work, he says: “My artwork expresses the real visceral outrage that a lot of African Americans have about the violence we’re still subjected to in the 21st century. For centuries, we have been told not to speak out about it. You don’t have to like it. It’s not only my history. This is American history.”
Learn more about Harris at www.activistart.org/mark-
harris. His presentation is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Global Studies Institute, the Citizens of the World House, and VIVA, OWU's Latin American culture group.