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Teaching Primary Sources – ArtForms of Resistance

June 15, 2022 9:30 am - June 17, 2022 12:30 pm

June 15-17, 2022
9:30AM- 12:30PM online

This workshop is for 3rd through 12th grade teachers.

Join this webinar and explore the ways that resistance art helps to tell the story of communities. This program, offered with support from the Library of Congress, and led by the UCI History Project and UCLA History and Geography Project, explores the history of art as resistance and the ways this fostered solidarity. The workshop will feature talks from scholars and artists along with opportunities to delve into the many resources of the Library of Congress’s Teaching with Primary Sources website.

UCI Extension Credit is available for additional cost.

June 15: Chicano Park
Speaker: Alberto Pulido
Chicano Park is home to the world’s largest collection of outdoor murals. Each mural provides historical context for the different aspects of Chican@ culture ranging from Mesoamerican influences to local San Diego Chicano struggles. In this talk, teachers will learn the history of the origins of Chicano Park and the ways the murals and the park continue to promote cultural resistance and awareness. Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, participants will understand how this art form educates the community and validates community knowledge as real knowledge.

June 16: 90’s Hip Hop
Speaker: Dave “Davey D” Cook
In the 1990’s a collection of MC’s and hip-hop groups emerged in the music scene. In this talk, participants will be introduced to groups such as A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul and Public Enemy as well as MC’s such as Queen Latifah and Jeru the Damaja. Guest speaker, Dave (Davey D) Cook will explore the impact this movement has had on hip-hop, culture, society, and politics.

June 17: Teatro Campesino
Speaker: Alma Martinez
Founded in 1965 on the Delano Grape Strike picket lines of the UFW, El Teatro Campesino created and performed short skits (actos) on flatbed trucks and in union halls. These actos focused on dramatizing the plight and cause of the farmworkers. In this talk, teachers will learn about the history of El Teatro Campensino and its founder, Luis Valdez. Participants will also learn about the ways this art form has been used to address inequalities by various activists and student groups.


June 15, 2022 9:30 am
June 17, 2022 12:30 pm
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Mark Anthony Moreno