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ERIC Number: EJ1023086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Resource Exchange: Making Art to Make a Difference--A Review of a Collaborative Project between an Arts and a Social Service Organization
Barniskis, Becca; Oxton, Jane
Teaching Artist Journal, v11 n4 p253-263 2013
The Resource Exchange design team met in May 2013 to learn about and respond to a multifaceted collaboration between the Paramount Theatre & Visual Arts Center and Hands Across the World (HAW), a social service agency that serves the needs of new refugees and immigrants in St. Cloud, Minnesota. In recent years a significant immigrant population has settled in the area, primarily Somalis coming from refugee camps throughout East Africa. Their presence in the largely white community of St. Cloud has raised important questions about how St. Cloud wants to be defined as a community. There are many people in the community--including staff at the Paramount and HAW--who recognize the potential of working collaboratively to develop greater understanding among St. Cloud's longtime residents and its newer arrivals. In this column, the Resource Exchange design teams reviews this project and offers feedback for its collaborators as they continue to work. This column concludes with a review of the book "A Reason to Read: Linking Literacy and the Arts," by Eileen Landay and Kurt Wootton.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota