Katie Paterson (Scottish, born 1981), Totality, 2016, printed mirrorball, motor, and lights, 85 cm in diameter, photo © Ben Blackall, courtesy of the Lowry

Through art and experiential activities, this session is centered on building inclusive and socially just communities by inspiring our youth. We will focus on ways to create spaces for youth to cultivate positive cultural identities, enhance empathy through deep awareness, and nurture their power of belief.

Session leaders will guide participants in three projects while addressing the following questions: How can children's early understanding of race, gender, and other social identities shape how they feel about who they are and who they can become? What do youth discover when they are encouraged to slow down and use all of their senses? How do we encourage children to leverage hope and belief to build the world they want to live in? People of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Located at the Salt Lake City Public Library, Main Library. Come early to mingle and have refreshments at 6 PM. 

Session Leaders

Joel Arvízo | Director, Rose Park Community Learning Center

Amir Jackson | Founder, Nurture the Creative Mind

Iris Moulton | Coordinator of Campus Engagement, Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Karen Tao | Assistant Professor, Counseling Psychology, University of Utah

ACME (Art. Community. Museum. Education.) Sessions are bimonthly roundtable public exchanges where participants can dream and articulate new models of education and engagement through art. Presented by the UMFA in partnership with The City Library, and with funding from Utah Humanities (UH). UH improves communities through active engagement in the humanities.