Newsletter, 28 May 2013

“You have to look at it as a piece of artwork.” -Barry McGee
28 May 2013
Dear Friends,

Welcome to another edition of our weekly newsletter. We hope to see you at our events and around the Boston-Cambridge community.

San Francisco artist Barry McGee’s work
is now on view
through September 2nd at
The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston
Art is a force that drives innovation

Congratulations Colton Valentine!

Colton Valentine (Harvard College ’16) has been named the
SHARP Fellow for Cultural Agents.

SHARP (Summer Humanities and Arts Research Program) is a 10-week summer immersion experience designed by Harvard faculty and library administration. Working closely with Dr. Doris Sommer, Colton will be developing both short and long-term approaches to tracking and evaluating three inter-related dimensions of the PRE-Texts methodology, an arts-based literacy program.

Welcome to the Cultural Agents Team!

in Colombia

Cultural Agent and close collaborator Don Popo, an Afro-Colombian hip hop star and founder of Familia Ayara, is dedicated to rap and debate for at-risk children in marginalized communities. Their most recent project, Battle de Barrio, fuses rap and debate training in Bogotá and Cali.

“Youth need hope. The hope that it is possible to change reality. They need to dream. And hip-hop gives them the chance to dream.”

Check out their work in the latest documentary sponsored by Youth Policy here.

 Shakespeare’s Macbeth inspires song and dance at the Samuel Adams Elementary School, East Boston 2013Today, the Samuel Adams Elementary School in East Boston hosts a Parents’ Night to celebrate the final PRE-Texts cycle of the academic year.Special thanks to Facilitators Stephanie Cedeño and Helen Saarniit
and congratulations to the after school teachers
Jessica Arrigo, Luz Ostrosky, and David Turo.

PRE-Texts goes to Hong Kong!
This week, Dr. Doris Sommer and PRE-Texts have teamed up once more with Wiseman Education to conduct a PRE-Texts Teacher Training Workshop. Wiseman Education continues to implement the PRE-Texts methodology in their
Literature Out Loud (LOL) Initiative.

Students from the Ho Lap Primary School in Hong Kong use PRE-Texts activities to reinterpret The Little Prince, Summer 2012

Stay tuned!

Cultural Agents & Pedro Reyes
reunite at Harvard
in July

Updates on this collaboration coming soon.

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