Lessons from the International Community: Museums, Social Issues and Inclusion

Start Day and Time
Sunday May 7 1:00-2:15 p.m.
Venue and Meeting Room
122 America's Center
“Empowering Youth to Become Agents of Social Transformation” focuses on the implications and impact of a unique program that was introduced in one of the most marginalized neighborhoods in Mexico City to address gender violence, vandalism, drug addiction and rising school drop-out rates. 
Presenter: Laura González, head of education and communications, Museo Soumaya

“Art, Culture and Participation” highlights three innovative art programs that offer audience engagement strategies for three specific audiences: teachers and students, people with disabilities, and people in vulnerable situations to include violence, imprisonment, and homelessness. 

Presenter: Felipe Arruda, director, culture and participation, Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil

“Youth Empowerment through Social Practice Art: Strategies for Coping with Violence and Trauma” showcases a teen exchange program between Museo Tamayo and the San Diego Contemporary Art Museum which used photography, video and new media to explore issues of violence to inform an exhibition in both museums. 

 Presenter; Manuel Alcalá, head of education, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City