About this Session
A three-part series of “Real Talk Salons” regarding Creative Youth Development practices in community arts education took place throughout the three weeks of the Groundwork: Healing within Community Arts Education (“Groundwork”) program in the fall of 2021. In response to the pandemic, the overarching themes of Groundwork sessions touched on healing. This Real Talk Salon, entitled “Building Healthy Relationships Between Youth and Adults”, brought together the following community practitioners in conversation with one another:
- Ashley Hare, Groundwork Advisor (Deputy Director of Equity and Human Development, National Guild)
- Delashea Strawder (Adult Accomplice in Detroit, MI, Mosaic Youth Theatre)
- Tanykia (Diamond) Davis (Youth Leader in Detroit, MI, Mosaic Youth Theatre)
- Ted Karsch (Adult Accomplice, 4-H Youth Development, Nassau County Extension, FL)
- Sam Riley (Youth Leader, 4-H Youth Development, Nassau County Extension, FL)
- Karolina Bermudez (2021 National Young Artists SummitPlanning Team Member)
- Lissette Martinez (2021 National Young Artists Summit Adult Accomplice)
Description: Whether building an organization, creating an event, or organizing a local network, youth leadership must be centered from the beginning. Come here for this intergenerational panel.
This session took part during the second week of the program and was held on October 28, 2021. American Sign Language interpretation was provided by Pro Bono ASL, though interpreters are not included in this version of the recording. If you would benefit from ASL interpretation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with an alternative recording.
About the Groundwork Program
Groundwork was a 3-week virtual gathering that centered healing in the context of community arts education, as a pathway towards personal, interpersonal, and systemic change, informed by the idea that we must get right with ourselves before we can work with each other to reimagine and create a more just future. To that end, Groundwork’s themes unfolded each week as: Healing for Self (Week 1), Healing for Collective (Week 2), and Healing for Movement Building (Week 3).
For more information about the gathering, please visit the program details, here.
This program was made possible through generous support from Aroha Philanthropies, The Music Man Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.