The public is invited to a free book launch/celebration of "¡VIVA! Community Arts and Popular Education in the Americas
This event features performance, art and video from the international contributors to ¡Viva! There will be programming at 7:00 and 8:00p.m.
With examples from community arts projects in five countries, ¡Viva! will inform and inspire students, artists, and activists. ¡Viva! is the product of a five-year transnational research project that integrates place, politics, passion and praxis. Beautifully illustrated with more than one hundred color photographs, the book also includes a DVD with videos that bring the projects to life.
Learn from Central America: Kuna children’s art workshops, a community television station in Nicaragua, a cultural marketplace in Guadalajara, Mexico, community mural production in Chiapas; and from North America: arts education in Los Angeles inner-city schools, theatre probing ancestral memory, community plays with over one hundred participants, and training programs for young artists in Canada. These practices offer critical hope for movements hungry for new ways of knowing and expressing histories, identities, and aspirations, as well as mobilizing communities for social transformation.
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