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.

Event Information

Session Description

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.​

Learning Outcomes

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)​

Presented by:

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

Website: esperanzacenter.org

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The UIW Teacher Induction Program was created in 2012 to provide graduates with high-quality support as they transition into the teaching profession. The UIW Teacher Network was designed with three main facets: induction support, professional development, and professional networking.

2015 TEA Commendation

The University of the Incarnate Word received a commendation from the Texas Education Agency for its innovative teacher induction program, the UIW Teacher Network, which supports candidates after initial certification, during their first three years of teaching, to improve teacher retention in the profession.​


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Email: teachnet@uiwtx.edu

Phone: 210-829-2763


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San Antonio, TX 78209



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