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MODA: I Dissent: Valerie Wallace and Jason Hitzert Talk Designing for Change

February 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Now, more than ever, we need Changemakers like Valerie and Jason. Now, more than ever, is the time to dissent.

Join us on February 24th as we hear from two Changemakers, Valerie Wallace and Jason Hitzert, as they share their journeys in activism and social justice, discuss how collaboration between artists and community organizers can amplify voices and activist work, and inspire us to deepen our own commitment to a better future.

This event is free and will be moderated by Aileen Farshi.

About The Design of Dissent

The exhibition, Design of Dissent, was on view at MODA from October 2019 through February 2020. It examined graphic work that addresses social and political concerns in the United States and across the globe. Now, you can view it online!

About Valerie and Jason

Valerie Wallace has been making art for the last 20 years that explores ideas of multiple narratives and affordability, seeks to provoke, and offers perspective. Pieces of her PORTRAIT series line a wall of The Design of Dissent and were used in various marches, including the Women’s March, The March for Science, and the March.

Jason Hitzert has studied the role of art in social movements, worked directly as an organizer for several social and political activist groups, and is now the legislative director for Oregon State Representative Chris Gorsek, where he works closely with groups such as Human Rights Watch and The Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth to address systemic inequality in the criminal justice system.

About Aileen

Aileen is an Atlanta-based content designer who focuses on words, design, marketing communication, and all things related to the interwebs. She is the founder of Rigby Ink, an online art publication dedicated to sharing stories about artists and design leader, contributes to print and online publications such as ARTS ATL, Number Inc, and is a graduate of the BURNAWAY Art Writing Incubator.