When Words Are Not Enough
Saturday, January 9, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Virtual Workshop $10
Zoom link will be sent in the email confirmation.
Earn 2.0 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours.
Join Judit Vega, from The Esperanza Center for Peace and Justice, as she describes how characteristics in artwork can be used to inspire crucial conversations on personal identity and heritage. Ms. Vega will also discuss how educators can utilize artworks to elaborate on the role art plays in reflecting life, expressing emotions, telling stories, and documenting history and traditions. During this session, participants will learn how to use responses to artwork critiques to make decisions about future project-based projects for the classroom that will impact the community. Participants will also investigate connections of visual art concepts to other disciplines.
The participants will learn how to help their students:
Develop language and knowledge to accurately and respectfully describe how people (including themselves) are both similar to and different from each other and others in their identity groups (Diversity)
Respectfully express curiosity about the history and lived experiences of others and will exchange ideas and beliefs in an open-minded way (Diversity)
Respond to diversity by building empathy, respect, understanding and connection (Diversity)
Exam diversity in social, cultural, political and historical contexts rather than in ways that are superficial and oversimplified (Diversity)
The Esperanza Center for Peace and Justice
The Esperanza Peace and Justice Center is a grassroots, community-based arts & cultural organization, built around a vision of social justice and cross-cultural understanding. They are committed to serving marginalized communities, preserving San Antonio’s unique cultural heritage. They produce and present programs that provoke dialogue, honor traditional cultures, nurture new aesthetics, renew the soul, break stereotypes, and strengthen communities.
Presenter: Judit Vega
Food Justice Coordinator