Dozens of students milled around Strathcona Elementary's gym on June 13 as they took in some amazing artwork created by the unique art engagement program HumanEYES. The art on the gym walls was as eclectic as it was colourful showcasing some terrific photography, poetry, visual art, spoken word and video projects.
HumanEYES is an arts-based initiative that highlights the diverse life experiences and migration stories in Vancouver classrooms and encourages students to see and more deeply appreciate each other's humanity.
Over the course of 5-7 workshops each participating class had the opportunity to celebrate diversity, gain basic tools to identify and challenge discriminatory and exclusionary practices and contribute to a class-wide creative collaboration that encourages inter-generational, inter-cultural and inter-neighbourhood storytelling and relationship-building. Check out the slideshow below for some of the artistic highlights of the show:
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