LOBBY ACTIVISM EVENT
Beyond the WC sessions, meetings, and events that reside within the formal protocol of the NAEA, the Lobby Activism event serves as an informal forum for personal as political discussion and/action.
Significant aspects of the Lobby Activism event include self-introductions to someone you have never spoken to before, creative prompts for small group discussion about current issues, and human mic amplification as public performance in the hotel lobby. The “speak-out” affirmation of our beliefs and actions is recorded, transcribed, and posted with photographs on this site. Karen Keifer-Boyd has facilitating the Lobby Activism event since she and Read Diket introduced the first Lobby Activism at NAEA in New Orleans in 2008.
DOCUMENTATION OF THE LOBBY ACTIVISM CONNECTED TO THE UPCOMING BOOK, INCLUDING CALLS FOR CHAPTERS, CAN BE FOUND AT http://judychicago.arted.psu.edu/lobby-activism/