I wanted to take this weeks blog and talk a little about myself, which is only fair since you have been reading my words for the past month. My name is Mitchell Wilson and I am the Marketing Intern for Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble (CDE). How did I get to writing about social justice and promoting the amazing work that CDE does? Well, I go to DePaul University where I am studying Theatre Management (yes that is a career path) and Marketing. My major requires these internships to graduate and I could not be more blessed than to work with these amazing artists in interpreting societies major issues and bringing them to light.
Art is used majorly in social movements, which is apparent during the Black movement and LGBTQ+ movement. Art has a way to communicate complex messages in a simple malleable form. In art we decide how the problem relates to us rather than receiving one side of the story. This is the reason art is still relevant but that does not mean that it is forever changing. More immersion in art is an advancement that must be utilized, especially in social justice art as there needs to be a call to action.
In order to acquaint you with the work that we do, I will be starting a bi weekly vlog to show the work that CDE does. These vlogs will show you the reason to be proud of having this type of organization at your finger tips. These vlogs will contain looks inside rehearsals, tours, and interviews with the individuals that are making this happen. Together we can change the world, and I will do my best to show you that we mean business!!!