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Activism and Healing Through the Arts
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College is hosting a special evening on Thursday May 2, showcasing the power of art as a vehicle for healing and social change.
Please join us for a special evening showcasing the power of art as a vehicle for healing and social change.
Through performances and conversations about public art, movements, and monuments, we will commemorate the life and legacy of Amy Watkins - and mark 20 years of the Amy Watkins Community Organizing Scholarship.
Amy Watkins was an exceptionally committed student at the Hunter College School of Social Work, dedicated to social justice and community-building. Twenty years ago this spring – on March 8, 1999, Amy’s life was tragically taken on her Brooklyn street as she returned home from her field placement. Her fellow students turned anger into action by creating a needs-based community organizing scholarship in her memory. 21 recipients have gone on to make lasting changes in jail reform, foster care, housing rights, immigration, school advocacy and other social justice issues.
With a focus on Amy's passion for art and activism as a vehicle for social change, the evening will feature:
*** Mary Anne Trasciatti, Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Public Advocacy, and Director of Labor Studies at Hofstra University. President of Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition.
*** Judith Kottick of Families For Safe Streets - on turning grief into action by confronting traffic violence through advocacy, street redesign and a community Vision Zero mural.
*** Prison Writes on bringing writing workshops to people who are incarcerated, detained and formerly incarcerated.
***Songs in the Key of Resistance (SKOR) with an interactive musical performance.
We hope you can join us for this important commemoration.
Wine and refreshments will be served.
Donations (suggested) to the Amy Watkins Scholasrhip can be made here: https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/amy-watkins-scholarship-fund