Jun 24th 2020

Patricia Nguyen and William Estrada discuss changing arts practices, pedagogy, and community engagement in times of pandemic and revolution.

Join Patricia Nguyen and William Estrada in conversation about changing arts practices, pedagogy, and community engagement in the time of pandemic and revolution. This conversation will be facilitated by Joseph Spilberg, Associate Director of Education at Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE).

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cape-presents-artists-in-dialogue-patricia-nguyen-and-william-estrada-tickets-108865417394

About CAPE:
Chicago Arts Partnerships in Education (CAPE) is a non-profit arts education organization that partners professional artists with public school teachers to create original, localized curriculum that engages students and themselves in artistic research and exploration. CAPE works with schools in both in-school and after school spaces as well as with parents and community members. CAPE seeks to forge new realities in public education where students, families, educators and artists work together as Artist/Researchers to experiment, learn and share their understandings in and beyond their communities.

About William Estrada:
William’s art and teaching is a collaborative discourse of existing images, text, and politics that appoints the audience to critically re-examine public and private spaces. As a teacher, artist, and cultural worker he reports, records, reveals, and amplifies experiences you find in academic books, school halls, teacher lounges, kitchen tables, barrios, college campuses, and in the conversations of close friends to engage in radical imagination.William has presented in various panels regarding community programming, arts integration, and social justice curricula through the Illinois Art Education Association, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois Humanities Council, Smart Museum of Art, the National Guild of Schools in the Arts, National Art Education Association, Teachers for Social Justice San Francisco, Iowa University, Grand View University, Illinois State University, University of Nebraska at Kearney, Nebraska Art Teachers Association, Illinois Arts Alliance, and the Chicago Cultural Alliance. In 2016 he was awarded the Teaching Artist Community Award from 3Arts Chicago.His current research is focused on developing community based and culturally relevant projects that center power structures of race, economy, and cultural access in contested spaces.

About Patricia Nguyen:
Patricia understands deeply how memory of state violence is inherited and has committed her life’s work to cultivating spaces for healing and political empowerment. Versed in public policy, political philosophy, and the performing arts, she has used art to navigate across political barriers.In 2010, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to work in Vietnam and has since co-founded Cây, the first life skills and art therapy reintegration program for human trafficking survivors along the border regions of Vietnam. She has performed at the Nha San Collective in Vietnam, the mission cultural center in San Francisco, Links Hall, Oberlin College, Northwestern University,University of Massachusetts Boston, Prague Quadrennial, and Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Chile. Patricia is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies at Northwestern University, where she received her Ph.D.in Performance Studies. She is also a Paul and Daisy Soros fellow for New Americans.

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