During this time in the fight for racial equality and justice, it is important for the public to lend in their voices for awareness and effective change. While there are common methods for instigating change, such as peaceful protests and council meetings, many others in the community are creating and providing a visual voice and message through their artworks.

If there is one thing that Hannah Stahulak has learned, it is that radical change is possible. As an artist who is currently based in the heart of Los Angeles, she was recently inspired by the fight for social and racial justice. In light of these civil issues, Ms. Stahulak has decided to develop an art project that is based on donations. All of the donation proceeds will be going towards the Black Lives Matter chapter in Los Angeles. She generated her pieces of artwork back in 2015 as a conceptual idea of constructing a fragmented body of artwork together. While the drawings function as individual pieces or as a collective whole, they work together in a similar way that fighting for racial justice works, as it takes individuals to empathize and understand other people’s perspectives. Ms. Stahulak believes that in unity, we can create change as a collective whole.

Ms. Stahulak is still very active in the mediums of drawing and painting and is also a yoga instructor and medical illustration instructor here at American University of Health Sciences. As a diversity-driven minority-based school, the AUHS community firmly and proudly stands with Ms. Stahulak’s beliefs in the fight for racial equality and justice.

About American University of Health Sciences

AUHS is a Christian based, minority-serving university, which educates students for careers in the healthcare professions. AUHS emphasizes the values of faith in God, love of humankind, and belief that all people have a right to healthcare and deserve a good quality of life based on the wellness of body, mind, and spirit. The university celebrates diversity and reaches out to groups currently underrepresented in healthcare and research. AUHS provides the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, hands-on practical training, and supportive environment required to create competent and compassionate healthcare professionals.

American University of Health Sciences is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501, 510.748.9001.

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