Elizabeth Vega

September 29, 9:00am - 11:00am CDT. Hosted at CIC at CET

part of a series on Chaos

About the speaker

Elizabeth Vega is a Chicana activist and community artist. She is co-founder of the direct action group Artivists Stl, a collective of artists who strive to make social justice visual. Artivists organized and planned the Requiem for Mike Brown, Monday Mournings and deployed a balloon banner at the base of the St. Louis Arch. Their Mirror Casket project created for Ferguson October protests was collected by the Smithsonian in March 2016 for its National Museum for African American History and Culture. Vega is founder of ART (Achieving Resilience Together) House a collaborative community for artists and activists located in the heart of St. Louis. Art House not only provides affordable housing for activists but also does grassroots programming for the neighborhood including a food share and art programming for neighborhood children. A graduate of UMSL’s clinical mental health program, Vega is committed to using art and writing to facilitate emotional justice in communities impacted by violence and helping to build a solidarity economy in her neighborhood.

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