Templates for Activism: Creative Convergences in Feminist Art and Law

  • Sheryl Peters Sheryl Peters completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts and is currently writing her Master's degree thesis in Sociology at Carleton University in Ottawa on community arts activism. She also continues as an artist to examine the nexus between art and the social.


Community arts are an underexamined approach to creative social advocacy that catalyzes a shift in perceptions about social issues through cultural, symbolic and artistic means. One example, Templates for Activism, forges new geographies between feminist jurisprudence, feminist art and community arts practices, and in doing so seeks new ways to foster the work of feminist law.