AFRICA TO AMERICA WORKSHOP FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES
The workshop will demonstrate the importance of arts in education as a tool for achieving goals of social justice and equity, and ways to integrate social justice arts across curriculum.
Additionally, the workshop challenges ways of traditional thinking by offering creative alternatives such as, social justice performing arts techniques similar to the work of Augusto Boal.
Using a “glocal” lens, the objective of this workshop is to provide techniques to build cultural understanding and empathy toward racial injustices, as well as to critically examine racism through creative social justice strategies.
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Workshops have been presented at major venues such as, Snohomish/Everett NAACP Ubuntu Conference, Everett, WA, National Association for Multicultural Education Conference in Utah, Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA, Yassine Arts Center in Senegal, West Africa, and Jose Augusto Pinto High School in Sao Vincente, Cape Verde Islands.
Africa to America Sample Workshop/Production Event
Western Washington University put together an Africa to America workshop event in early 2018 to honor Black History Month. You can learn more about the event in the Western Front’s article, and can view a video that covers the event below. The Seattle Times also published an article about the event.