In partnership with the Bluegrass Community and Technical College & the University of Kentucky, Dr. Steve Pavey facilitated a week long participatory action research project at the LLCEC (Latino Leadership College Experience Camp). The youth called their project, “Walk a Mile in Our Chanclas: Nuestra Lucha as Undocumented Students in Kentucky.” Dr. Pavey hopes this pilot project will be the seed that grows into a regular program he is calling the Artivism Research Collective.
A.R.C. – Artivism Research Collective
Artist + Activist + Researcher = Bending Towards Justice
“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice.”
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The artivist (artist +activist) uses her artistic talents to fight and struggle against injustice and oppression—by any medium necessary. The artivist merges commitment to freedom and justice with the pen, the lens, the brush, the voice, the body, and the imagination. The artivist knows that to make an observation is to have an obligation.”
– M.K. Asante, Jr. (Its Bigger than Hip Hop)
“The silenced are not just incidental to the curiosity of the researcher but are the masters of inquiry into the underlying causes of the events in their world. In this context research becomes a means of moving them beyond silence into a quest to proclaim the world.”
– Paulo Freire