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courageous heARTS presents an exclusive screening of this year's Oscar-winning documentary short, INOCENTE at the Riverview Theater. Following the film, Inocente herself, Matt D'Arrigo of A Reason To Survive (ARTS), and Lindsay Walz of courageous heARTS will participate in a panel discussion about the healing power of creative expression.
Music: 5:00 PM
Film: 5:30PM (runtime: 40 minutes)
August 1st marks the 6-year anniversary of the 35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis. Lindsay Walz, founder of courageous heARTS, is a survivor of this tragedy. She has spent the past six years healing her body, mind and heart. The most important tools she was given on the journey were paints, brushes and blank pieces of paper. Through her art, she was able to tell her story in new and profound ways. courageous heARTS is her gift to the community that has given her so much.
About courageous heARTS:
courageous heARTS is where creativity builds courage! The mission of courageous heARTS is to co-create experiences with young people by offering them a safe space, built with the intention to heal and empower-- through expressive arts, community building and leadership development. Our vision is that youth will discover, heal and strengthen their hearts so they can thrive as active, engaged and courageous members of their community.
The heART Center is located at 4164 Cedar Ave. S. in Minneapolis.
Inocente Izucar is a California-based artist featured in the documentary of the same name. From a young age, she experienced the uncertainy of being undocumented, as well as the stresses of long-term homelessness and domestic violence. A Reason To Survive (ARTS) is where art became her refuge and her hope.
Matt D'Arrigo is the founder and CEO of A Reason To Survive (ARTS). An artist from a young age, he used the arts to change his own life trajectory away from self destructive behaviors and to pull himself through the illness of his sister and subsequent death of his mother. He was inspired to make it his life's work to use the arts to transform the lives of children and youth facing their own struggles.
Proceeds from the Aug. 1 fundraiser will provide operational support to courageous heARTS.
courageous heARTS (heARTS) is an arts organization in south Minneapolis that is designed in partnership with and for young people. Our mission is to co-create experiences by offering youth a safe space, built with the intention to heal and empower--through expressive arts, community building, and leadership development.
Healing heart wounds and nourishing the creative spirit are central to our work. In doing so, we seek to strengthen and empower young people’s inner and outer voices so they thrive as courageous change-makers in their communities. We activate this vision through:
• Youth Advisory Board: Leadership team of 8-10 youth ages 14-18 who serve as co-creators of the organization with the Executive Director and Board of Directors.
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