The NASPA Award winning –ISM Project encourages students to explore various "–isms" in our communities as they relate to race/ethnicity, culture, socioeconomic class, sex/gender, political affiliation, religion/spirituality, and other existing social constructs and identities. Undergraduate and graduate students can apply as individuals or groups for grant-based funding to conduct their research. Accepted participants are paired with a Faculty Advisor and attend regular meetings/ workshops to support the content development and presentation of their projects. Beyond critical analysis, the participants utilize artistic platforms to creatively express their research and personal understanding of their selected -isms. The resulting projects are showcased at the annual –ISM Project Showcase at the end of the spring semester.
Doors open at 6:30, reception from 9 - 10 pm.
Join us for a light dinner and a multimedia, interdisciplinary showcase of art and performance by students that examine the complex ways “-isms” impact their lives, in regards to diversity and social justice. Undergraduate and graduate students use different artistic platforms to express their research and understanding of their selected “-isms."
This year's -ISM Projects include: Zion-ism, Trend-ism, Latinx Assimilation-ism, Commut-ism, Illegal-ism, and Religions & Feminism.
Featuring a closing by indigenous artist and activist Dåkot-ta Alcantara-Camacho.
Accentism by Melinna Bobadilla
Black Christianism by James Neely, Monique Hanako Rose & Earl Roach
Boderism by Yadira De La Rivera
Hip-Tao-ISM by Abraham Velazquez
Keeping-it-Real-ism by Kelly Thomas
Pinayism by Jana Lynne Umipig
Proper Heterosexism by Arielle PalmerTelenovela-ISM by Rocio Lopez & Brenda Zamora
They-Do-Exist-at-NYU-ism by Denise Boneta and Naila Sulaiman
Violent Adultism by Amita Swadhin