In Conversation on Creative Activism with Shepard Fairey, Rosario Dawson, and Jenny Dembrow


A collaboration series between NeueHouse and the MA+ Group, Pencils Down brings together luminaries from art, design, fashion, technology and beyond for candid conversations exploring the intersection of culture and commerce.

With 90s Club Kid Jenny Dembrow at its helm, the Lower Eastside Girls Club supports BIPOC young women and gender-expansive youth in New York City, empowering them to create better futures for themselves, their community, and the world.

On a beautiful spring evening last week, we kicked off another installment of the series with the artist-activists Rosario Dawson, Shepard Fairey and Jenny Dembrow on the terrace at NeueHouse Hollywood for a conversation on leveraging art and creativity to inspire and affect change.

Left: Rosario Dawson; Right: Shepard Fairey
"Be with people, be with each other. We don’t engage and we just need to do that more. Be present — it's a gift. It truly truly is." –Rosario Dawson
"I’m putting my energy behind people who I know are shaping the world into one I’d rather live in." –Shepard Fairey