SOCIAL JUSTICE THROUGH THE ARTS: JOSEPH GUAY
When Joseph Guay watched the killing of Eric Garner, he saw his father’s eyes in Mr. Garner’s. At that moment, Joseph knew he could no longer ignore police brutality — that he had to act and advocate for social justice.
It is through his art that Joseph has taken a stance in the fight for social justice. His artwork challenges the viewer to face racial violence, the rights of immigrants, and school shootings head-on. Joseph believes that it is in the moments of being uncomfortable when we can grow, learn, and determine our role in the social justice movement.