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RAW Art Works Hosts Workshop on Interrupting Injustice with Renée Watson

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Jan 14, 2016

As a part of the National Guild's Ambassador Program, Kathe Swaback, program director of RAW Art Works (Lynn, MA) and Guild Ambassador, hosted a workshop entitled "Interrupting Injustice." The workshop, held on January 12 in Boston, was hosted by Renée Watson, an author, teaching artist, and consultant for organizations that aim to align their organizational strategies with principles of social justice.

The in-depth workshop looked at how arts educators can work to interrupt injustice at their organizations and in the classroom. What does it mean to be an ally? How can we practice social justice values in our everyday work lives in practical and effective ways? Participants tackled these questions, among others, while brainstorming strategies for having difficult and courageous conversations and thinking about how to curate art spaces that are inclusive to all cultures.

Check out the Guild's Facebook page for photos of the event.

About RAW Art Works

Over 1,200 youth aged 6-19 attend RAW’s free programs each year. RAW offers visual arts groups, a film school, leadership development opportunities and teen employment. Through Project Launch, mentors from the community guide RAW’s high school juniors and seniors through the daunting college admissions and financial aid process.

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