The Flint Change was a participatory art action to promote voter and civic engagement based on the premise that voting is an investment in civic life. The Bank of Flint Change traveled throughout Flint asking participants to “deposit” an art piece into the bank. Flint Change also registered residents to vote.
Through story circles, community members were able to tell their stories unfiltered by traditional media sources. This project sought to enhance and support civic empowerment, especially in using media and visual storytelling as a tool for community organizing, building power, and articulating issues of social injustice.
Flint Change was a project in collaboration with PICO National Network’s federation, Michigan Faith in Action, with participation of other local activists, artists, and congregations. This project was made possible in part by funding from the Pluribus Project Narrative Collboratory, a program of the Aspen Institute.
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