This weekend, students involved in our upcoming public art project presented work at the 2015 Education for Liberation Conference. This is a yearly conference presented by TAG Philadelphia, which is a local organization that many of our teachers and students are involved in. Our session was titled, "Youth and Identity, Writing and Photography." We had an amazing turn out of students to share their writing and photography, and a packed house of participants to engage in the discussion. We were able to share our inspiration and plans for the project, samples of work made so far, and student-read examples of essays and poetry. We also created an art project within the session, where we shot and printed portraits of all participants, and had them write and share their own Six-Word Memoirs on the prints. Check back soon for more info on our upcoming project, and thank you to everyone who came out.
- Mr. Kleiman + Mr. McGeehan