Spotlight On: SAIC Solidarity

Leo Smith, managing editor of F Newsmagazine, interviews Nadia Frierson and Nicholas Zepeda, two of the student organizers at the heart of the new activist organization at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, SAIC Solidarity.

This summer, SAIC Solidarity facilitated and published two letters, one from staff and another from students, calling for the leadership at SAIC to address the school’s failure to center equity and diversity in the face of institutional racism and unethical organizational practices at the school. More recently they have also put up the Black Faculty, Alumni, and Community Supporters Letter on their website. At the time of posting, there are 718 signatures on the website from the SAIC community in solidarity with the movement.

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