What does American democracy have to do with the world’s longest mural, high school poetry slams, or a bilingual theatre collaboration between Appalachia and the Santa Clara Pueblo? With Benny Goodman performing in Red Square, a Japanese-American theatre in Seattle, or a Black Arts publishing company in Detroit? This seminar looks at how American artists have imagined democracy. Varied reading/writing assignments, videos, field trips. Final project focuses on a community art work of your choice.