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Cultivating Equity with HeArtWork Collective
Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Seattle, WA
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Cultivating Equity with HeArtWork Collective
How do social position, bias and systemic oppression (e.g. racism, classism, adultism, sexism, etc.) play out in our lives and institutions? What levers do each of us have to create equitable and inclusive environments for all? Participants will self reflect on foundational concepts of social identity, power and culture, and explore the beliefs we carry with us consciously and unconsciously.  We'll examine how our socialization can positively and negatively affect our interactions and practice community building strategies that are rooted in creativity and social justice.

Bring a courageous heart, a thirst for truth and an open mind.

HeArtWork Collective: Workshops, Conversations and Consulting at the intersection of culture, identity, equity and art.

Daemond Arrindell is a poet, performer, and teaching artist. Faculty member of Freehold Theatre and co-facilitator of poetry and theater residencies at Monroe Correctional Complex for men; Writer-In-Residence through Seattle Arts & Lectures' Writers in the Schools Program; Arts Corps and Seattle Universitys first course in Slam Poetry. He has performed in venues across the country and has been repeatedly commissioned by both Seattle and Bellevue Arts Museums. In 2013, he was selected for the Jack Straw Writers program, published in Specter magazine and selected for 13 for 13, a joint project between the Seattle Times and KUOW profiling thirteen influential people in Seattles art scene. More recently he was a 2014 VONA Voices Writers workshop fellow and is the newest faculty member of TAT Lab - the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab.

Tina LaPadula is an east coast transplant and warrior for equitable art making and learning opportunities. For more than 15 years she has poured most of her creative energy into Arts Corps, the award winning arts and social justice non profit she helped found. As a performer, Tina makes work that explores stories of human connectivity and celebrates the voices of the marginalized. She has collaborated with The Frye Museum, The Museum of History and Industry and Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival to curate exhibitions and events that elevate the art and perspectives of young people. As a teaching artist Tina has taught at Centrum Arts, Seattle Children's Theatre, The University of Washington, and in a multitude of schools and after school programs. These days she primarily serves a consultant, facilitating workshops on racial equity and the arts for the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Public Schools, cultural organizations and national conferences. Tina supports the growth and development of teaching artists locally and nationally, most notably as the founder of the Seattle Teaching Artist Network, as a coach for the WA State Teaching Artist Training Lab, and as the former chair of the Association of Teaching Artists. Her writing and opinion have been featured by Americans for the Arts, On the Boards, The Teaching Artist Journal and The National Guild for Community Arts Education.

Intersections is funded in part by the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Planned Parenthood, KEXP, and these other incredible sponsors:


Youngstown Cultural Arts Center (View)
4408 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106
United States


Education > Workshops
Other > Festivals
Other > Political

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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