Promoting Social Change Through the Arts II
April 11 - April 17
Global Ties ABQ is proud to host an IVLP program on Promoting Social Change Through the Arts II, this is a Multi-regional project with visitors from Algeria, Chile, Egypt, Honduras, Luxembourg, Malawi, Montenegro, Nepal, People’s Republic of China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia. This program will focus on the following objectives outlined by the US State Department:
• Examine the role of arts education in encouraging young people to be responsible and engaged members of society;
• Explore the geographic, ethnic, and religious diversity of the U.S. population and how innovative arts programming can be instrumental in encouraging community sustainability, managing conflicts, developing youth leadership and conflict resolution skills, addressing personal and community healing, and promoting cross-cultural understanding;
• Illustrate the role of performing arts as they relate to constitutionally guaranteed free speech and expression, and demonstrate their power and potential to shape contemporary values and build civil society; and
• Explore the roots of distinct American genres of music, art, and theater and their role in creating and reflecting a dynamic, diverse social system.
The delegation will be here from April 11-17, 2018 and will be networking with local resources such as Media Desk NM and OFF Center Community Arts Project. If you would like to get involved please check out our “Get Involved” link or contact us at 505-888-1867.