Art as Activism Fall Workshop Lineup

Join TeenTix for a series of workshops on how art can be an act of activism.

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Join us for a series of FREE online TeenTix workshops exploring how art is a powerful tool for activism and the fight for racial justice. Each workshop will focus on a different genre of art including film, music, visual and performing arts. You’ll learn about the history of social justice movements and how art has played a role in both the past and present movements.

Use the links below to sign up for individual workshops, or all three!

Arts Collaboration For Social Change: Using The Visual & Performing Arts as Tools For Cultural Resistance with David Rue

Saturday, November 14, 10-2:30 PM


Photo by Isaac Pruden

David Rue is a dance artist and creative professional born in Liberia, and raised in Minnesota. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a bachelor of individualized studies that combined Journalism, English, and Dance. He holds an MFA in Arts Leadership from Seattle University and works as the Public Engagement Associate at Seattle Art Museum. He has worked with Seattle based choreographers Dani Tirrell, Zoe Scofield, and Ella Mahler.

Music as Activism - part of the Teeny Awards Community Day!

Saturday, November 21, 10-11:30 AM


Join KEXP's Martin Douglas for this mini-workshop, and precursor to his Music as Anti-Racist Rebellion Workshop in December (see below). Learn about the history of social justice movements and how music has played a role in both past and present movements. Then stick around that afternoon to hear from a panel of artists/activists on how you as teens can get involved in the fight for social justice.

Music as Anti-Racist Rebellion with Martin Douglas

Saturday, December 5, 10-2:30 PM


Martin Douglas is a music critic, journalist, and essayist who has lived in Tacoma since 1998. He is an associate content producer at, where he has written features and maintained the Pacific Northwest-centric column Throwaway Style since 2018. He is also the managing editor of influential hip-hop blog Passion of the Weiss, a site he has contributed to since 2008. Martin has written for many local and national publications, including Pitchfork, MTV News, Seattle Weekly, and City Arts. He authored the personal essay “The Only Black Guy at the Indie Rock Show,” an antecedent to our current environment of exploring racial identity politics in music scenes.

Film as Awareness with Vivian Hua

Saturday, December 12, 10-2:30 PM


Photo by Auriza Ugalino

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2021, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits. Learn more about her work at

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