Creative Expression’s Event Promotes Health, Healing and Social Change

  • African Ensemble

    CSUN African Student Music Ensemble perform on March 12 at the Creative Expression for Health, Healing and Social Justice event in California State University, Northridge’s Grand Salon. The event, organized by the Civil Discourse and Social Change Initiative, addressed issues that college-aged women and men face and highlighted ways in which health, healing and social change manifest through creative expressions like poetry, dance, theater, art and music. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • Petals of Diversity, a student group perform “I Am Not My Stereotype,” a highly interactive exploration of race, identity and stereotypes that uses performance art to process and encourage a dialogue. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • Experts

    Paulette Theresa, University Counseling; Mandeep Sethi, a social justice artist; and Amanda McRaven, Fulbright Scholar and artistic educator participate in a panel discussion about creative expression and methods of healing. Photo by Lee Choo.

  • Social justice artists ClimbingPoeTree perform during the event. Nearly 300 students, faculty and staff attended the event. Photo by Lee Choo.