By Renee Summers
Telegram Reporter 

Students Highlight Environmental Issues One Image at a Time

 

November 17, 2022

U of M Professor Joe Trumpey and community activist Theresa Landrum (far right) pose with university students as they complete a mrual in Detroit's 48217 zip code.

An old saying goes "A picture is worth a thousand words." When it comes to conveying the many ideas behind the environmental justice movement in Michigan, pictures really can say a lot. In 2018, when the Trump Administration threatened funding for Great Lakes restoration efforts, University of Michigan's School of Art and Design professor Joseph Trumpey began offering a new course for art students called Environmental Murals Partnership, offering students the opportunity to develop their creative talent while promoting current ecological issues that were in danger of being ignored.

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