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 […]
In the afternoon Mestre Lucas Corvo from Capoeira Canavial led a Capoeira Class for the SJTA. Capoeira is an Afro Brazilian Martial Art and Dance form developed by the slaves brought to Brazil in the 17th century.
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 […]
Our first Day of Social Justice Thru the Arts (SJTA) just started. Students are at the same time energized, tired, exited, shy. The expectations for a fantastic week are rising, we are sure this first SJTA will leave a mark. Our first activities are: Theater of the Oppressed and the very powerful and touching Poetry Exercise: “Where […]
Jovan Lovato is a fourth-year student studying Women and Gender Studies, and Ethnic Studies. With a passion for social, political, and economic justice, Jovan hopes to bring an intersectional Feminist praxis to a long-term career in education. It is his belief that we can begin to decolonize educational practices and our greater society through critical […]
June 17-22, 2018 Colorado State University welcomes high school students from across Colorado for a week of engagement, exploration and connecting around issues of SOCIAL JUSTICE and the CREATIVE PROCESS. Through collaboration with renowned Washington D.C. based mural artist Rose Jaffe as well as CSU faculty and staff, students will explore team building, intercultural dialogue, […]
2018 SOCIAL JUSTICE THRU THE ARTS June 17- 22, 2018 2 mentor positions available Alliance Partnership Mission: Encourages and supports students to pursue and obtain a college education. The Alliance Partnership is looking for a number of CSU students to assist as mentors with our 2018 summer institutes. Being a mentor is a great way to […]