Art as an Agent for Change proudly presents the Shutdown Magazine. The Shutdown is A.A.C.’s literary, arts, and activism magazine that exists to encourage adolescent and adult literacy, connect our contributor’s community to the literary wealth of the world, and promote social uplift in our community and communities abroad.

Our first edition features an eye-opening interview with Alysia Harris. She has been featured on HBO’s hit documentary BNV. We also feature poetry from Belizean Poet Jose V. Guerra and poetry from the youth of Milledgeville, Ga. and college students from Georgia College and State University.

There are also a few articles that showcase the profound effect of connecting activism and the arts to build beneficial outcomes in the world. This edition of The Shutdown is guaranteed to be a provocative read. It will stimulate the parts of your brain that influence inspiration and the drive to make a difference. Check it out and Shut it DOWN!