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The American University Antiracist Research and Policy Center, in collaboration with Eaton Workshop and | ‘sindikit |, announce ARTIVISM: TALMBOUT, a community-wide initiative designed to showcase the ways artists and art activators are contributing to national conversations about anti-racism, systemic racism, and institutional accountability. 

Inspired by Janelle Monae’s anthem ‘Talmbout’, we invited artists and designers of all ages to create posters that engage antiracism in the 2020 presidential election. Themes included voting early, poll work, voter suppression, and human rights. 2020 was a year for major cultural, social, and political shifts— and these changes were intimately tied to voting.

Congratulations to the following artists and designers on their inclusion in TALMBOUT!


Radwa Wahba


Angel Tillery, Bowie State University


Arthur Perpall III, Bowie State University


Brishae Maddox, Bowie State University


Mackenzie Lucas, 5th Grade, Glenmount Elementary/Middle School 


Dandora Sillan, Bowie State University


Paige Cooper, 6th Grade, Glenmount Elementary/Middle School 


Tomar Clark, 7th Grade, Glenmount Elementary/Middle School 


Alani Street, 8th Grade, Glenmount Elementary/Middle School 


Lia Stearns, 8th Grade, Glenmount Elementary/Middle School 


Ziona Pelz-Sherman


Taliyah Martin-Smith, 8th Grade, Glenmount Elementary/Middle School


Darren Reeves, Bowie State University

Special thank you to Liz Miller, Rodney Craig Williams, Gina Lewis, Jennifer White-Johnson,

Teo Melchishua, and Bennie Johnson

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