The Youth Arts Group YAG is a multicultural group of high school students from the Hudson Valley who come together with the determination to create change in their lives and communities. One medium we use to manifest change is art. Every year, we host an annual event, "Art for Justice" in Albany NY. This event is part of Farmworker Albany Day. Themes within our artwork include breaking the barriers (racial, class, gender, etc.) that divide society, examining negative influences on youth, and sharing the voices of farmworkers and factory workers. It is our hope that this artwork inspires young people to find new creative ways to end prejudice and discrimination.
In 2016, we took part in the 200 mile March for Farmworker Justice from Long Island to Albany.
All youth - middle school to college- who want to create Art for Justice are invited to join us as we create art pieces that focus on issues affecting teen farmworkers, and all of us as consumers of New York products.
Email Andres Chamorro at firstname.lastname@example.org to request further information about emerging plans for 2019 and express interest in collaboration. Thank you!