WOKE! is a multifaceted digital arts campaign that raised awareness about voter suppression, encouraged voter education and registration, and increased voter motivation, contributing in a meaningful way to the record turnout of ballots cast during the 2020 national election. This campaign has, to date, garnered more than 3.5 million views!
Art Institute of Atlanta
Art Institute of Virginia Beach
Constitutional Rights Foundation
Dale A. Mott / Edgewood
David Frederick & Sophia Lynn
In partnership with the L.A.-based Constitutional Rights Foundation, voting rights educational materials were curated for grades 9 and up and made available to the CRF's vast network of educators nationwide. CRF further incubated this project in its Civic Action Program.
The curriculum along with the "I Have a Right To Vote" viral video were also highlighted by The California Council for the Social Studies in their October 2020 History-Social Science Spotlight.
This digital art exhibition featured works by students from the Art Institutes of Atlanta, Virginia Beach and Miami. Works were showcased as an online collection and highlighted individually on social media.
(Pictured: a photograph by Sam Teague)
The award-winning voting rights anthem and viral video which featured Billie Jean King, Billy Porter, Chef Carla Hall, Christopher Jackson, Hill Harper, Ebony Jo-Ann, Ryan Jamaal Swain, and Sheila C. Johnson, along with groups of American citizens gathers at iconic places across the country--from New York's Times Square to Milwaukee's Art Museum, and from the "Rocky Steps" in front of Philadelphia's Museum of Arts to the iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles.