Sept. 15 Artful Resistance

Please join local members of the Save Our Schools organization and the Columbia Association Art Center (in Long Reach Village Center) for a day of “Artful Resistance” as part of the nation-wide campaign that invites parents, teachers, students and all community members to join together for day of art-making activities.

This event creates an artful way to respond to the negative effects that high stakes testing and other education policies are having on our schools and our children. Through various art forms such as poetry and painting, and guided by our “artful” facilitators, participants can express:
1) what they love about their schools and education,
2) what they love but has been lost due to the emphasis on tests,
3) visions of inspiring and meaningful public education.

This event is free and open to the public. Bring your children! Bring your parents! No artistic experience or talent necessary.

Sunday September 15th 1:00-5:00 pm
1:00-2:00 pm – Introductory panel discussion about the effect recent education policies are having on our public schools, teachers, and children.

2:00-5:00 pm – Break-out sessions where participants can create, or join, a group that is focused on their choice of art-media including visual art materials, poetry, drama, music, and movement. Each art session will be hosted by an artful guide to help facilitate the creative thinking and art making.

Cookies, drinks and other treats will be provided.

All art-making on this day can become a part of the national online art gallery available on the Save Our Schools website, www.saveourschoolsmarch.org. 
Contact Morna McDermott and Bess Altwerger, SOS National Action Committee at (410) 294-3223 or mcdermottmax@yahoo.com



Categories: community engagement, DC-Area Education, high stakes testing

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