Stony Brook University
Friday, February 21, 2014
1:30 to 3:30 PM
Melville Library N-3060
This interactive workshop will discuss methods of artistic intervention and community engagement that have been employed by La Poderosa Media Project across Latin America and the United States over the past eight years. Workshop facilitators will emphasize the connection between arts programs and community-based pedagogies that can be applied to university curricula, nonprofit organizations, and social enterprises. Students, faculty, and staff are all welcome to attend.
La Poderosa Media Project is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage youth empowerment, cultural empathy, and collaborative learning through community-based visual arts programs. It has facilitated the production of 20 short films and documentaries in the Dominican Republic, Panama, Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, and the United States.
Alejandra Zambrano, Founder and Executive Director, obtained a PhD in Latin American Literature at The University of Texas at Austin, where she also completed a portfolio in Nonprofit Studies from the LBJ School of Public Affairs.
Jorge García, Curriculum Director, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Ithaca College.
Joseph M. Pierce, Communications Director, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature at Stony Brook University.
Sponsored by the Department of Hispanic Languages and Literature