The action of using vigorous campaigning to bring about political or social change can be extremely empowering. It allows one to stop others from being distracted from important issues. Regardless of what makes you passionate, you can use this passion to do good and make a difference. ” Art gives us hope, that united we are greater than the sum of our problems, greater than the sum of our differences.”
- Ayansola Oluyemi – Nigeria.
- Buhari Torifat Abidemi – Nigeria.
- Esther Oyeyemi – Nigeria.
- Oforiwa Gyasi – Nigeria.
- Ademola Ojo – Nigeria.
- Damilare Jamiu Kanyinsola – Nigeria.
- Diyen Dan – Nigeria.
- Makama John – Nigeria.
On 2/09/2022, with the help of our Artists community and theArt_ke, we rolled out the #social justice campaign that was to last for the whole of September ending on 30/09/2022. The campaign was all in echo towards equality. Every individual must be treated fairly and equitably by society for it to be socially just. Unfortunately, social injustice is everywhere. The face of social injustice has changed with the modern era, as evidenced by the movements against sexual harassment, refugees’ awareness, to black lives matter, etc. In the end, there is no clear framework as to what social justice really looks like in practice, but as long as a nation value social justice and remains committed to its principles, true progress is possible.
We had a selection of various diverse artists and nationalities who were highlighted at the end of the campaign including an artist on the spot. They all had artworks done of civil rights leaders and social justice activists coming from a variety of racial, and religious backgrounds and classes who decided to stand up against injustice and fight for social change. They gave back to their respective nations & world at large through their firm deeds. To date, they inspire a transformation in thoughts and actions within society.
Meet The Artists.
Following the #Socialjustice campaign, it is a pleasure to introduce the following representative artists of their native nationalities who made their pieces available to highlight the various activists.
- Ephraim Wina – Kenya.
- Nuru Daniel – Kenya.
- Jesse Josh Goje – Nigeria.
- Joy Eyitayo Alagbe – Nigeria.
- Chadrack Makano – Uganda.
- Mondli Kunene – S.A