Social Justice in Art Curriculum Professional Development

 PROVIDENCE, RI--  On April 27th, Providence CityArts For Youth hosted "Social Justice based Art Curriculum", a 2-hour workshop facilitated by photographer and arts educator, Aarav Sundaresh, and CityArts' core teaching artist and professional development coordinator, Michelle Nugent. Those who attended included Rhode Island arts educators, art therapists, and art museum staff. Aarav and Michelle discussed their approaches to incorporating social justice into their teaching practice within a public school and after school program setting by showing sample projects and leading participatory breakout sessions. The workshop featured readings from Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, a semi-autobiographical book by Gloria Anzaldúa jumpstarting conversations about the complexity of identity in our society and how to best support students navigating through literal and metaphorical "borderlands" in today's world.

PROVIDENCE, RI--  On April 27th, Providence CityArts For Youth hosted "Social Justice based Art Curriculum", a 2-hour workshop facilitated by photographer and arts educator, Aarav Sundaresh, and CityArts' core teaching artist and professional development coordinator, Michelle Nugent. Those who attended included Rhode Island arts educators, art therapists, and art museum staff. Aarav and Michelle discussed their approaches to incorporating social justice into their teaching practice within a public school and after school program setting by showing sample projects and leading participatory breakout sessions. The workshop featured readings from Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, a semi-autobiographical book by Gloria Anzaldúa jumpstarting conversations about the complexity of identity in our society and how to best support students navigating through literal and metaphorical "borderlands" in today's world.