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ASTEP: Using Art to Create Courageous Spaces

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This webinar is part of a series of online workshops led by staff and artists at Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) in 2020.

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In this workshop, we will create an ongoing conversation about how art forms can be used to facilitate safe and brave spaces. In doing so, we will need to examine how these types of spaces are defined. We'll also think about how we can work to create and facilitate such spaces.

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Lizzy Santiago is the Director of Programs and Evaluation at Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP). Lizzy studied Activism Through Artistry at the Gallatin School of New York University, and holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management from Northeastern University. Before joining ASTEP, Lizzy brought dance and movement to students in Ghana, Colombia, Indonesia, and India, as well as throughout the US. In her current role, Lizzy builds and develops relationships with partner organizations and helps to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of curricula for each ASTEP’s programs. She works closely with ASTEP Teaching Artists, partners, and volunteers to bring the transformative power of the arts to students around the globe. Lizzy loves being onsite, and is happiest when she is working (and playing) with the youth ASTEP serves!

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