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The Creative Advantage Summer Institute

Thu Aug 17 2017

Seattle Art Museum

Entire Building

9 AM – 5 PM

Sold Out

The fourth annual Creative Advantage Summer Institute is open to teaching artists, educators, administrators, youth development workers, community members, and anyone invested in providing equitable arts education for all students in Seattle Public Schools.

This free, one-day workshop will include inspiring presentations by national thought leaders, hands-on art-making activities, and opportunities to network and collaborate with peers. This year we welcome Dr. Shawn Ginwright.

Advanced registration required, includes lunch and eight (8) Washington State Clock Hours.

About the presenter

Dr. Ginwright is an Associate Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department and Senior Research Associate for the Cesar Chavez Institute for Public Policy at San Francisco State University. In addition, he is also a founder and Chief Executive Officer of Flourish Agenda, whose mission is to design strategies that unlock the power of healing and engage youth of color and adults in transforming their schools and communities. Flourish Agenda does this through its Radical Healing model, which builds social emotional well-being and leadership development through transformative experiences and new technology tools.

In 2011, Dr. Ginwright was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Senior Specialist award from the State Department for his outstanding research and work with urban youth. He is the author of Hope and Healing in Urban Education: How Activists and Teachers are Reclaiming Matters of the Heart, Black in School-Afrocentric Reform, Black Youth and the Promise of Hip-Hop Culture, and co-editor of Beyond Resistance! Youth Resistance and Community Change: New Democratic Possibilities for Practice and Policy for America's Youth. In 2010, he published Black Youth Rising, Activism and Radical Healing in Urban America.

Photo: Robert Wade