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Justice and the Arts Initiative

Creative Pedagogy in Community Workshop
Thursday, February 17, 2011
5:30-9:00 pm
Music and Dance Building, Lobby and Dance Studio A
Corner of Franklin and Lafayette Streets in Santa Clara
Community Pedagogy Workshop open to all students, staff, faculty and
alums with Mauricio Salgado of ASTEP – Artists Striving to End Poverty

The Justice and the Arts Initiative (JAI,) in collaboration with the
Theatre & Dance Department and the CPA, is proud to present Mauricio
Salgado of ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty) from New York as a
part of the JAI Guest Artist Series. A growing number of SCU students
and graduates are working with ASTEP on arts and education projects in
Homestead, FL and India. Find out what is engaging the minds and hearts
of our students! An excellent workshop for students, staff and faculty
looking for creative approaches to foster relationships in
community-based learning placements.

           5:30 – 5:45 pm  Refreshments
           6:00 – 9:00 pm  Workshop will focus on best practices and
approaches to teaching the arts in a wide spectrum of community
settings. Participants will engage in ensemble building techniques,
diversity scenarios, activities for setting an environment, and explore
the intersections of culture, community and creativity. No arts or
teaching experience required. Dress comfortably.

A word about JAI:
Student-artists come to Santa Clara University to grow in their own
artistic disciplines and obtain a well-rounded, liberal arts education.
In the process of attending SCU, students are exposed to the Jesuit
tradition of intellectual inquiry, ethics and spirituality. The programs
of JAI are one possible entry point for them as they seek to integrate
their artistry with the greatest needs of the world and work in creative
solidarity with people from marginalized populations. The Justice and
the Arts Initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences creates an
intellectual frame of reference for examining and fostering artistic
processes that are critically bound to issues of justice. The Guest
Artist Series features world-class artist-activists in film, theatre,
music, dance, visual and literary arts who have dedicated their lives to
issues of social justice.

ASTEP is in residency at SCU for the entire week. Please contact us at or phone x5542 if you wish to arrange to meet with Mr.
Salgado outside of the above workshop time.

JAI is Co-Directed by Kristin Kusanovich and Carolyn Silberman.

Reservations (especially for groups) are appreciated but not necessary:

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