Virtual-Haywood Academy: Art in Social Change and Q&A with Senator Art Haywood
Arcadia University has partnered with Pennsylvania State Senator Art Haywood to offer an opportunity for young people to learn more about engaging in social change work.
Spoken Word for Social Change
Tuesday, June 23, 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Arcadia University welcomes your participation in this spoken word event. Students are welcome to share original pieces or to read from the work of role models who have made a difference in the world. Daniel Pieczkolon, a poet who teaches English and Writing at Arcadia University, will co-host the event.
Book Club Discussion About the Importance of Building Community
July date and time TBD
Arcadia University welcomes your participation in this book club discussion of Glimmer of Hope by the young people who founded March for Our Lives. Readers are encouraged to pay attention to how the young leaders of this movement forged alliances and worked together. In addition to the book, readers may be interested in watching this linked TEDX talk by Gerardo Calderón, “Social change needs engaged communities, not heroes.” The first 10 registrants for this event will each receive a free copy of the book shipped to their home.
“Participation Is Power” Essay Workshop & Discussion
August date and time TBD
Arcadia University welcomes your participation in this essay workshop and discussion of Senator Haywood’s catch phrase, “Participation is power.” For the final exercise of the class, students are asked to write essays using Senator Haywood’s tagline, “Participation is power” as the title, and answer the question, “Why is civic engagement important?” Additional details are available in the syllabus. This session will provide an opportunity for students to share ideas or draft excerpts and also to share feedback with one another.
Plus, Carole Loeffler, the chair of the Art department at Arcadia University, will give participants an overview of "craftivism" and how artists use their work as political messages or social commentary. She will show participants her studio and examples of her own artwork.
You do not need to be registered for the class to participate in this webinar, but you do need to be registered for the webinar itself. Although the class is geared towards teens, and they will be the participants given the opportunity to ask questions in the webinar, learners of all levels and ages are welcome.
Registration for the class is ongoing and all the information is available here: https://www.arcadia.edu/office-president/social-impact-innovation/haywood-academy
Additionally, Senator Haywood has curated an excellent video library for interested students, available here: http://www.senatorhaywood.com/haywoodacademy
This session will be recorded and it will be entirely optional for young people on the call to participate with their cameras and microphones, which are disabled by default for general attendees. Hosts will selectively allow participants to enable their camera and microphone during the Q&A. The video will be edited before it is shared so that only teens whose parents have signed a consent form will have their image or voice included in their shared recording.
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