This issue of Social Justice examines the role of various media -- the visual arts, theater, and performance -- in the social justice struggles of communities as diverse as American Indians, Bahamians, North American and Mexican feminists, working-class women in England, and LGBTQ communities of color in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area. Although the authors explore the arts in a wide range of geographic locations and historical contexts, the articles in this issue on art and social justice each address identity and difference within contested relationships of power and structural inequality. Situated around various lines of identity and difference -- race, class, gender, sexuality, and nation -- the essays converge along thematic grounds characterized by a commitment to emancipatory struggles and progressive social change.
ISSN: 1043-1578. Published quarterly by Social Justice, P.O. Box 40601, San Francisco, CA 94140. SocialJust@aol.com.