Carolina Caycedo: Advocacy through Art

In the world we live in, the fight to gain awareness for social justice and environmental issues is an everyday battle. The constant outcries for advocacy reaches millions of people through news outlets, social media channels and even works of art. Even though the first three strategies seem to be the most commonly used, raising awareness through works of art can educate the masses in an entirely different way that is beautiful to the eye and just as moving to the soul. 

Art as a form of advocacy is an age-old concept. It is the individual artist, however, that creates a piece and reestablishes the originality of art. Art serves as an outlet that allows the experiences, moral beliefs and voice of an artist to be displayed through their work. 

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