CANCELED: Steve Lambert: I Am Here to Recruit You
Steve Lambert has worked alongside artists and activists in 16 countries on four continents helping them to effect power. Trained in the arts, he is known for large scale, public projects that engage new audiences on difficult topics through the social science of comedy, games, theater, and democratic participation.
Lambert is the cofounder and codirector of the Center for Artistic Activism, a research and training institute helping activists to be more creative and artists to be more effective.
As an artist, Lambert's work has been shown both nationally and internationally, from art galleries to Times Square to protest marches, featured in four documentary films, and more than two dozen books, and collected by museums and the Library of Congress. Lambert has presented at the United Nations several times. His research is included in a United Nations report on the impact of advertising on cultural rights, as well as the basis for a book on popular understandings of capitalism.
Over the past five years, he's focused on working with sex workers on campaigns for human rights, fighting for safe consumption spaces with people who use drugs like heroin and methamphetamine, and working with Treatment Action Group battling pharmaceutical companies over pricing for Hepatitis C treatments.
Lambert is an associate professor of new media at SUNY Purchase College.