Editor’s note: Too often “social justice education” or “social justice art” get thrown around with little to no thought about the quality of that education or art making, let alone the political implications of blindly embracing anything that attaches “social justice” to itself. Becca Barniskis tackles these issues in her recent review of Marit Dewhurst’s book “Social Justice Art” […]
About Becca Barniskis
In addition to serving as an associate editor at the Teaching Artist Journal, Becca Barniskis works as a teaching artist of poetry and as a free-lance writer and consultant in arts education for a range of schools and arts organizations across the upper Midwest. She co-authored the Teaching Artist Handbook, vol. 1: Tools, Techniques and Ideas to Help Any Artist Teach (University of Chicago Press). She also has a chapbook of poems, publishes her poems in a variety of journals, and performs regularly as part of Downrange Telemetrics, a collaboration of poetry, music, and visual art, and as a member of Pancake7. More at www.beccabarniskis.com.