About the Conference Artist

Leon Wang – Conference Artist 

Inspired by this year’s conference theme, Leon Wang collaborated with MCH staff to create visual elements that: A) Represent the broad range of Minnesotan communities fighting for equitable housing, B) Recognize the grassroots “People Power” driving MCH’s important work, and to anticipate additional energy and impact in the coming year.

Leon Wang is an artist/designer, activist, and educator focused on positive social change. As the founder of Love Hope Rise, Wang works with many community-based organizations on using art for impact and connections. Under Firebird Design Lab, Wang also uses an art/design-based educational framework to cultivate individual activation and collective transformation. He has shared his art and education work at the national and international level. Wang is currently an adjunct instructor at Augsburg University’s Art & Design Department.