Watch Now: Rick Griffith: Non-Violence & Activism 5/5/21 @ 5PM


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Artist Rick Griffith is joined by Evan Weissman and Stephen Brackett to discuss non-violence and activism in art and beyond, asking the questions: How do we continue to apply pressure to our government? What is the action that moves the needle? How do you take activism from the digital world and social media to the real world? And what is the real work?


This event will be livestreamed at the listed time on YouTube, but will be available to watch on-demand any time after it begins.


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Rick Griffith is a British West-Indian Designer, typographer/letterpress printer, and writer/columnist at print magazine. After immigrating to the U.S. in the late ‘80s, it was his early jobs at Washington D.C. record stores that turned him on to graphic design. It was a (short) freelance career on Madison Avenue which funded his first practice, RGD (Rick Griffith Design), and it is his love of design (and his partner Debra Johnson) which sustains the design practice MATTER, which, over the last two decades, has grown into an ambidextrous design consultancy, print shop, workshop, and retail bookstore.

Evan Weissman is the founder and Civic Artist at Warm Cookies of the Revolution, a Civic Health Club that blends innovative arts and culture with crucial civic issues. Prior to founding Warm Cookies of the Revolution, he spent twelve years as a company member of the collaborative Buntport Theater Company, as playwright, director, designer, and actor. He also teaches courses on the radical foundations of nonviolence at Colorado College.

Stephen Brackett has toured the world with his band, Flobots, using music as a platform for engagement and collective empowerment. His time as a philosophy student at Colorado State University nurtured his life-long love affair with the arts, education, and activism. Blending his passions, he co-founded the non-profit Youth on Record in 2008. Youth on Record exists to empower Colorado’s youth to achieve their academic, artistic, and personal best by employing local, professional artists as their educators.