Gallery – SWP ’17
Once a year, we stop the regular curriculum to explore a topic of interest as a whole community. In 2013, we looked at the impact of technology on society; in 2014, diversity; and in the fall of 2015, justice. This year, we’re exploring activism.
ACTIVISM – Friday, March 31, 2017
Eight seminars that will occur concurrently:
- Activism and the Conflict in Syria: How have the White Helmets of Syria helped to save victims of the Syrian Conflict?
- Activism over the Web: Were Edward Snowden’s actions whistleblowing or treason?
- Why Do You Live Where You Live?: How have Chicago homeowners fought for justice in the face of housing discrimination?
- Activism against Gun Violence: What are the many ways people have fought back against gun violence?
- Defending the Planet: Which efforts to fight for the environment have been most successful, and why?
- Artists as Activists: How do artists make statements about society?
- From Taking a Knee to Raising a Fist: How have athletes, past and present, used their positions to comment on social issues of the day?
- Hunger 101: How can we fight against food insecurity for Connecticut’s families? (This seminar will take place at the Connecticut Food Bank and will also include a service component.)
Afternoon Guest Workshops
With workshops at NHA and in the community, students will choose from ten different, hands-on, horizons-expanding workshops.
Representative DeLauro’s office;
Senator Murphy’s office.
Center for Nonviolent Direct Action;
Junta for Progressive Action;
People’s Arts Collective / Kickback; a trip to the Yale Art Gallery to see photographs of the Civil Rights Movement; and arts workshops on “The Art of Black Dissent” and “Portraits of Protest.”