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Social justice artists demand 'Muslim refugee for president'

(Campus Reform) The George Washington University art school recently co-hosted a three-day gathering to discuss how art can influence “social justice,” culminating with pleas for a “Muslim refugee” to serve as president.

“Creative Time Summit: Occupy the Future,” an annual event that has taken place since 2009, featured more than 50 speakers, including Black Lives Matter founder Alicia Garza, according to GW Today.

The three-day summit in Washington, D.C. concluded with breakout sessions at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at GWU, where participants discussed artwork related to issues such as unionization, gender equality, and “cultural appropriation.”

Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in a session titled “Rethinking Democratic Decision-Making,” led by assistant sculpture professor Carmen Montoya, that described democracy as being at odds with the principles of social justice.