The Intersection of Art and AdvocacyPosted by Krissy Ponden
Seventh and eighth graders participated in a conversation with Mary Himes and Darcy Hicks of #UNLOAD, an arts-based initiative that works to end gun violence. The students learned how art can be a powerful way to engage people in constructive dialogue about difficult and polarizing topics, and they saw some of the projects that artists and other students have created as a means of advocating for common sense gun regulations. This coincides with our Voices of Change unit, and our students are in the middle of researching, planning, and creating their own artworks about issues that are important to them. We are grateful to Mary and Darcy for their informative visit, as well as their support and enthusiasm for the work our students are engaging in. The third annual Voices of Change exhibit featuring conceptual artwork by Unquowa students will be announced soon!
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