Monday, January 26, 2009

Upcoming Workshop- Addressing Social Issues through the Arts

LAS GALLAS will conduct a workshop entitled:

Addressing Social Issues through the Arts
Friday, January 30, 1:00-4:30 pm
Fleisher Art Memorial, 709 Catherine St., Philadelphia

The arts are increasingly seen as a tool for addressing pressing social issues such as violence in a community. LINC Philadelphia has invited LAS GALLAS to conduct an interactive and interdisciplinary session for Teaching Artists and Program Directors, Las Gallas (an artists collective) will share their process for developing workshops that address social issues through the arts.

Participants will learn about two sample workshops series: Despierta, developed and facilitated by Las Gallas Artist Collective (Julia Lopez, Magda Martinez and Michelle Ortiz) and the Impact of Violence on Our Quality of Life, developed and facilitated by Centro Pedro Claver, Inc. a community based organization in North Philadelphia. Using these examples, participants will work in small groups to identify social themes in their community and begin to build curriculum that can effectively and responsibly address these themes. Participants will also receive sample curriculum, checklists and lesson plans.

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