Our students are a part of one of the most active and outspoken generations of our time, but many of them are unable to participate in protests on the street. As educators, it is important that we empower our students to speak out and make their voices heard. One way we can help our students participate in protests without endangering them is through their art-making. In this experiential workshop led by Community-Word Project Teaching Artists Katie Rainey and Javan Howard, participants will explore activism through creative writing and how they can translate that work to their classrooms and empower their students to take action.
Duration: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Teaching Artists & Educators
Materials needed for this session: Paper, pencils, pens, and any art-making/coloring supplies at hand
Javan Howard, Teaching Artist & Teaching Artist Project Facilitator, Community-Word Project
Javan Howard is a poet and writer from Bronx, NY. He truly believes that the lived experience is the ultimate teaching tool and uses poetry as a social forum to foster discourse about love, culture, and identity. He has facilitated workshops across NYC. Javan is a Teaching Artist Project Lead Mentor and a Teaching Artist for Community-Word Project and Teachers & Writers Collaborative.