DEI Summit speakers focus on role of art in social justice

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The presenters at U-M’s 2020 DEI Summit highlighted the intersection of art and social justice as they encouraged people to use their voices and talents as mechanisms for change.

“Art is not entertainment,” actor Wendell Pierce, a University Musical Society Digital Residency Artist, said during the Oct. 26 event.

“It’s a place where we reflect on who we are, what our values are, and then to go out and answer that clarion call, to act upon those values. That is the power of art.”