By Members of the Co-Lab Racial Justice Hub – Akshat Sinha, Aysha Nicole, Marieka Staheli, and Jad Abbar

The Racial Justice Hub and Arts Hub at the Global Co Lab recently partnered to launch our Racial Justice Art  Challenge!  To give you some background on the Racial Justice and Arts Hub, we are two of the ten international teen-led hubs that focus on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through the Global Co Lab Network. The Arts Hub’s goal is to uplift the messages of other SDG hubs through art and education, and the Racial Justice Hub works to raise awareness on global racial injustice-related issues. Together we have created our Racial Justice Arts Challenge as our most recent initiative.

In this challenge, teens can submit their expressions and feelings towards racial injustices, concepts of change, and identity in the art form of their choice—dance, music, drawing, painting, short stories, photography, poems, etc.. Teens and young people are leaders and change-makers in countless current movements and are demanding young voices be heard. We want to help further uplift youth voices and hope to engage as many students as possible from countries all over the world.

See this great short video on the Racial Justice Arts Hub and their work!

We would be so grateful to have YOUR help in getting the word out to teens who may be interested and sharing the challenge with your networks. Photographs of art submissions will be shared on our website and Racial Justice Hub Blog, as well as the Global Co-Lab’s Instagram by the end of 2020. Students ages 13-18 can submit here until December 31st, 2020.