This past week (March 10th-15th) we had the honor of working with students and community members in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. The multiple events throughout the week involved the Pedagogical National University in Juarez, four NGOs (Techo Comunitario, Coaliciones Comunitarias, CCOMPAZ and Organización Popular Independiente), and friends and members of the Fred Newman Center. Among all the things we did, Sandra Paola taught a Latin dance class, Chris a jazz improvisation class to young underprivileged musicians, and we gave versions of our workshops Creating with what we have,Arts in Education and Social Transformation and Listening, Touch and Kinesthetics for community members, educators and university students.We are very inspired and excited to look for opportunities to continue this work in a much needed area that continues to recover from drug violence.
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