March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego
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Thursday, March 7 • 10:00am - 11:10am
Shaping the Future through Legacy: Art as a Tool for Reconnecting History, Healing, and Social change

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This session exists in 4 stages: Creating Context, Self-Exploration, Self-Development through Art, and Connecting the Content. You enter the workshop’s circle with facilitators - Cam Perdido and Mable Sanders - and participants. The walls are an art gallery, highlighting historical moments. Then, facilitators contextualize their Filipino-American roots in higher education spaces. They discuss tracing the process of colonization, learning at one’s own pace but not at others’ expense, and how to acknowledge ancestral roots. Through exploring the art gallery, you unpack how different junctures in life have been affected by history. You link your roots and experiences to others. The purpose: to build authentic connections between participants and initiate curiosity for one’s own history. After, facilitators share personal art mediums to jumpstart the self-development practice. You create an art piece to process your stake in social change. Finally, facilitators connect self-healing, ancestral roots, and taking up space in civic work. Now, you carry skills for self-development and your art piece in your invisible backpack of privilege, power, and positionality. For YOU, this workshop inspired intentional self-development, rebuilding intergenerational relationships, connecting across difference, and entering a civic space with the knowledge of how legacy will change the trajectory of the future.


Cam Perdido

Student, INVST Community Leadership Program Class 2019

Mable Sanders

Student, INVST Community Leadership Program Class 2020

Thursday March 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:10am PST