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Social Activism Through Art: Autism x Art

Following on the success of Fleisher From a Distance, a series of online learning and community building events that launched in the spring, Fleisher will roll out an additional series of online events focused on the intersection of art and activism beginning next week. The focus will be to explore issues that inspire social change and harness the power of art to shift perspectives and prompt meaningful conversations.

The series will begin with a presentation and a q&a with longtime Fleisher student Phoebe Murer and educator Carol Kelly on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Murer, who identifies as an artist on the autism spectrum, will discuss her work and how art has informed her personal development. Kelly will field questions about autism spectrum disorders.

About Phoebe Murer
Murer is an artist and writer who was born and raised in Philadelphia. Currently, she works with both children and adults with autism. At Fleisher, she has explored art in a number of mediums and has discovered the empowerment and emotional benefits that art-making provides.

About Carol Kelly
Kelly has worked in special education for more than 30 years, primarily with individuals on the autism spectrum. Kelly is the reading coordinator at the Timothy School in Berwyn, the oldest nonprofit school in Pennsylvania devoted exclusively to the educational needs of children with autism. Kelly and Murer have worked together for three years and have formed a lasting friendship in the process.

This event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 but is limited to maximum number of 100 participants. Advance registration is required. This will be hosted through Zoom, which can be accessed on desktop and laptop computers, as well as mobile devices. We highly recommend downloading the Zoom app to your device in advance. You will receive a URL to join the event after you complete the registration process.