Elizabeth Vega is an “artivist” based in St. Louis, Missouri. A mother and grandmother with a masters in counseling, Vega founded Art House in a high-crime, high-poverty neighborhood of the city, where she provides mental health support, political education, and a food share program serving over 100 families eight times per month.
By Elizabeth Vega, Esperanza Project
Art, non-violent civil disobedience and protest do work. While I am proud of the action, I want to talk about a part of this work that few folks are discussing — how we can and must continue the work where it is needed most: IN THE JAILS.