Art As a Weapon Conference
Art As a Weapon Conference

Art As a Weapon Conference

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New Settlement Community Center

1501 Jerome Avenue

Bronx, NY 10452

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Calling all educators, activists, and artists!!

Join us on Monday, January 16, 2017 to learn strategies and tools for using art and social justice in school and community-based settings.

Keynote address by Dr. Shawn Ginwright, Associate Professor of Education & Africana Studies Studies at San Francisco State University and leading national expert on African American youth, youth activism & youth development.

The day will include workshops that explore best practices in using the arts and social justice both in and out of schools, a lunch time Open Mic, and a closing panel. Workshops topics will include: arts integration, art & activism, restorative justice, Black Lives Matter movement, performance, early childhood, and digital equity. Light breakfast and lunch will be provided, and the day will conclude at 5:45 after a Community Dialogue and closing reception.

We will look at real life examples of the work being done at DreamYard and other partner institutions as a way to move our work forward collectively, including guest facilitators and panelists.

Featured Half-Day Session: During the day, Dr. Ginwright will also run a Half-Day Radical Healing Training that provides an overview and framework that contextualizes structural racial violence, social toxicity, and need for radical healing within urban communities. Dr. Ginwright will provide a a series of activities that are focused on the Radical Healing model and comprise intensive training around racial justice and transforming relationships to self and others. A safe space will be created for teaching artists and youth workers to work on self-transformation by developing habits that support reflection, engagement, and insight throughout an organization.

Conference Agenda:

8:30 - 9:00 am Sign-In/Registration

9:00 - 9:45 am: Welcome and Morning Keynote

10:00 - 12:00 pm: Session One (Breakout Workshops and Featured Half-Day Session Pt 1)

12:00 - 1:00pm: Lunch

1:15 - 3:15 pm: Session Two (Breakout Workshops and Featured Half-Day Session Pt 2)

3:30 - 5:00 pm: Closing Panel


How do I sign up for Dr. Shawn Ginwright's Half-Day Radical Healing Training?

During the breakout sessions of the conference day (10am to 3pm with a lunch break), Dr. Ginwright will run a Half-Day Radical Healing Training. This workshop will have a limited capacity and an extra cost of $75. If you would like to attend the Half-Day Training as part of the conference, please purchase the ticket called: "Radical Healing Workshop + General Admission."

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Public Transit

4 Train to Mt. Eden Av

D Train to 170 St

BX35 Bus to Edward L Grant Hy/Shakespeare Av

BX 1 / BX 2 to 170 St


There is no parking on-site. There is street parking and a paid parking garage at 1560 Jerome Ave.

Is the venue wheelchair accessible?

Yes, New Settlement is wheelchair accessible. If there are any other accessibility questions, please contact Hector Rivera at

Will meals be provided?

Yes, a light breakfast and full lunch will be provided for conference attendees.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email if you have questions about the event.

What's the refund policy?

DreamYard WILL NOT offer ticket refunds. Please register only if you are sure you will be able to attend.

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