Imagining Justice – Contemplative Looking

Tues 5/11-mid-Aug | 6:30 pm online
A third offering of this pop-up opportunity

How can art teach us to see ourselves and other people as human beings and to respond to calls for justice?

Visual images are storytellers envisioned in the artist’s imagination and in our own memories and associations. Images offer new languages and ways of seeing as well as potential other worlds. Images shape how we understand ourselves, other people, and the possibilities of justice.

If these concepts intrigue you, you are invited to join sessions offered by Angie Cecil, graduate student at Harvard Divinity School (see below for dates and time). The group will contemplate a variety of images created by contemporary artists who ask that we as viewers reconsider these individual and collective calls to social justice work.

Each gathering on Zoom will follow a rhythm of contemplative looking (visio divina) followed by personal reflection and conversation. In community, we will cultivate skills of contemplative looking, storytelling, and listening. With compassion and urgency, we will consider questions about our individual and collective histories, identities, and call as people engaged on a path of liberation for all people.

The series is not an art history lecture, rather an opportunity for dialogue. No background in art or art history is required. All are welcome to join at any time.

The group will meet virtually on Tuesdays from 6:30–7:45 pm through mid-August. The first session will be on Tuesday, May 11.

If you have questions, want more information, or would like the Zoom link, please contact Angie Cecil,  facilitator for the gatherings.