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Activism Through Art: Three Projects to Engage Students in Social Change Using Skateboards, Protest Music and Street Art.

Social StudiesArt
1 Hour Session
12:30 PM, Friday 14 Feb 2020 (1 hour)
TELUS Convention Centre - Ideation Room 4
Division 3 - Grades 7-9Division 4 - Grades 10-12
Location : TELUS Convention Centre - Ideation Room 4

This session will give participants a synopsis of three engaging school based projects that students completed through various grant initiatives with a social justice focus. Project one details include having students create an art piece using skateboard decks as a canvas to engage and invoke a conversation around poverty and homelessness in youth. Project two included the writing, recording and performance of a protest song; “Scream For Change” and the third project included students using various “street art” techniques to raise awareness of a chosen social justice issue. Participants will walk away with resources and ideas to implement their own social justice themed projects in their school, social studies or art classroom.
Elk Island Public Schools