Social Justice thru the Arts 2019

June 2-8, 2019 Diversity can be as simple and as rich as a different point of view. The SJTA institute presents students with an art project that celebrates diversity and researches identity through the study of selfies. We meet the world with our face. We are face to face with the surroundings. We are initially […]

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Be part of Social Justice thru the Arts 2019 – Student application

This summer institute will teach basic social justice concepts through arts-based practices. Participants will integrate all they have learned by working with a digital video and graphic design artist to create an art piece from a social justice framework of gender equity. Institute participants collaborate alongside CSU faculty, students, and community educators through teambuilding, intercultural […]

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Mentors Application for SJTA 2019

The Alliance Partnership is looking for CSU students to assist as mentors with our Alliance Summer Institutes, Social Justice Thru the Arts. Being a mentor is a great way to gain experience working with high school students, facilitate groups, share your personal college experience and be paid. Mentors will: Support and encourage participants to: Manage […]

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Social Justice thru the arts


Social Justice Thru the Arts institute introduces high school students to ‘artivism’ High school students and CSU student mentors collaborated to paint the mural, “Holding Space,” during the Social Justice Thru the Arts summer institute. Photo by Silvia Minguzzi. “We are the next generation of voices. We are the future, we are change, we are […]

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Day Three Drumming and Dancing

Today while the students started painting the mural we got a great visit from Godwin Abutsi and Bismark Danyo from the Sweet Africa Dance Ensemble who taught some beat and some dance moved to the SJTA students. Here they are performing.   But there is still more work to be done, so after beating the […]

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Day Two – the design

 Today’s work is all about brainstorming about the design and layout for the Mural. Students are working collaboratively with photographs taken yesterday thinking about composition, themes, narrative, words, feelings and more, they want included and represented in the final design, using the as a frame the concepts like: fluidity, intersecting, differences, commonalities, inclusion, overlapping […]

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