Join us for an educator workshop about Me and the Light, a new film-based initiative featuring Memphis artists Lil Buck, Valerie June, and Drumma Boy.
Me and the Light is the result of a unique collaboration exploring creative solutions for pressing social issues.
Viewers are called to consider how our identity might be impacted by the time and place in which we live. How might learning from historical legacies inform the way we choose to respond in critical moments? How might art serve as a vehicle to raise social awareness or to bring about social change? How might art help to bring about healing and justice?
Facing History and Ourselves has created a resource guide to help equip educators to explore and facilitate conversations around historical legacy, decision-making, and empowering students to use their “voice” for the betterment of their communities. Participants will be introduced to the new short film guide and the lessons which include:
- Choices made by individuals and groups throughout Memphis history
- New teaching strategies that help students interrogate text, think critically, and discuss controversial issues respectfully
- Ways to help students reflect upon the legacy they will ultimately leave
- The examination of art and other media to help build community, bring about healing, and to serve as an outlet of empowerment for positive change
While all are welcome, this workshop and material is most suitable for educators working in a Grade 6 through 12 setting, particularly teachers of the humanities (ELA, social studies, U.S. History, fine and visual arts), as well as educators working with youth in community organizations.
Free self parking in the Crosstown Concourse garage