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NEWS BRIEF: Art cooperatives get together for activism

Merging art and activism

Sol Underground
Photo credit: Courtesy Sol Underground
Sol Underground's Atlanta Housing Initiative
Two grassroots groups in Atlanta are part of a burgeoning trend to merge art and activism in addressing racial injustice, police brutality, income inequality, housing and immigration issues, and health disparities. Sol Underground “offers opportunities to artists of color and organizes mutual aid efforts for the city’s unhoused and impoverished residents,” according to Art News, while La Choloteca “hosts queer Latinx cultural events and stages markets for local artists and artisans.” artnews.com