Lang Center
for Civic & Social Responsibility

Arts, Media, & Culture

Artistic expression opens up the ability to examine humanity at its core. From documentary to paint, journalism to dance—all forms of art and media have the power to preserve and transform culture. The ways in which this may engage social change are endless. Storytelling has historically been used to convey realities and raise critical awareness. Mural paintings can serve as large-scale tools for advocacy and reclamation. Literature and music change the ways in which we share information and look at the world. As a common point of reference, arts, media, and culture ultimately bring people together in viewership, production, and experience and can serve as a critical avenue of social action and change.


Key Faculty & Staff

Pallabi Chakravorty, Professor of Dance and Director of Arts in Action Program at the Lang Center
Ron Tarver, Instructor of Studio Art
Katie Price, Lang Center Point Person for Arts in Action

Student Groups

Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) | Contact: Sarah Branch ’17
Our Art Spoken in Soul, Swarthmore's spoken word poetry collective ) | Contact: George Abraham ’17


List Gallery
Kitao Gallery
Olde Club (venue)

Social Media

Arts in Action on Facebook—Join!


Relevant Courses




Upcoming Events

  • Intercultural Center ArtHouse | March 24, 2017
  • Art and Activism Workshop with Kayhan Irani | March 25, 2017

Lang Center Associate

Jasmine Rashid '18

Lang Center Associate for Arts, Media, and Culture