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Fri–Mon: 10 AM–5 PM
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Teacher Events and Workshops

After Hope Teacher Workshop: Visualizing Social Justice 

Explore tools and resources that will empower students use art in the service of social justice.

Sunday, Nov. 7 2021 
9 AM–12 PM
Cost: Pay what you can





How might students use art to further the social justice causes they’re passionate about? This workshop for teachers is designed in tandem with the two-day public symposium After Hope: Future Forms and Alternative Methods (see below). The teacher workshop, with artist Shaghayegh Cyrous, will help educators translate the content of the symposium into tools and resources for guiding middle and high school students in visualizing their own social justice stories. 


Shaghayegh Cyrous is an Iranian American multimedia and social practice artist based in California. Her works have dealt with cross-culture communication, connection, and the compression of time and space caused by political and cultural dynamics. Cyrous earned an M.F.A. in social practice at California College of the Arts and studied visual arts in science and culture at the University of Tehran. She is the founder of the Zamin Project, which aims to connect the Southwest Asian / North African arts community in the Bay Area and beyond. As a Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) Fellow, Cyrous participated in Creative Dissent led by artist and activist Tania Bruguera and contributed to Suzanne Lacy’s exhibition We Are Here. Cyrous is a Gold Art Prize nominee and has exhibited and performed internationally at venues such as Tehran MOCA, British Museum in London, Anchorage Museum in Alaska, and Salesforce tower in San Francisco.



Explore diverse expressions and legacies of hope in contemporary art through workshops, performances, and discussions in this two-day symposium presented in conjunction with After Hope: Videos of Resistance. Using the work of artists from across Asia and its diaspora as catalysts for inquiry, we’ll examine hope’s potential for form, method, and action. Is hope, as writer and activist Rebecca Solnit writes, grounded in the wild possibilities of untold futures? Or does it reflect a deep commitment to community as posited by religious studies professor Andre Willis? Perhaps, drawing on photographer Zanele Muholi’s idea of “visual activism,” hope emerges from works that challenge us to change.

Join us for the symposium sessions: 

Friday, Nov. 5, 8 AM–12 PM
Online via Zoom 
Preregistration required


Friday, Nov. 5, 1–5 PM
On-Site at the Museum 
Preregistration suggested
Included with museum admission


Saturday, Nov. 6, 10 AM–4 PM
On-Site at the Museum 
Preregistration suggested
Included with museum admission


Since food will be offered, proof of vaccination is required for all on-site attendees.

For questions about teacher events and workshops, contact the education department at 415-581-3668 or [email protected].

Organizers & Sponsors

Co-hosted by the Asian Art Museum, the Museum of the African Diaspora, and Two Languages/One Community.