In this course, we’ll explore change as an act of imagination and creativity. With all that’s needed in the world, from racial and gender equity to climate and disability justice, how can we see change less as a chore and more as a creative practice we enjoy? How do we move through the fatigue that comes with being an advocate? How can we feel good in the process of building a different world? Part lecture, part workshop, come prepared to dream, reflect, and envision new possibilities for the future.
Jezz Chung is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York City, exploring the intersection of personal transformation and collective change. With a background in movement, performance, and community facilitation, Chung blends elements of their personal history as a neurodivergent, queer, Korean American into their work across writing, consulting, and acting. They have been featured internationally in Paper Mag, Vogue Italia, and Spain’s El País, they’ve written for Washington Post and i-D, and were named a Pride 30 honoree by Logo TV and a mental health advocate by Made of Millions. They have a book with Chronicle Prism due Spring 2024 titled THIS WAY TO CHANGE. You can follow their journey @jezzchung on social media.