The Validus Preparatory Academy invited Project Attica to facilitate breakout sessions during its 8th Annual March Against Violence day on May 31st. The Validus March Against Violence is an annual event meant to engage the students and staff of Validus in showing their support and solidarity against gun violence by remembering two of its own, Martin Jackson and Nadairee Walters who were lost to gun violence in 2008. After the breakout sessions the students marched in their community to Crotona Park to raise awareness about the negative effects of gun violence.
Project Attica was able to teach students how to use art to address gun violence and spread empowerment through a non-violent means such as art. We had an amazing workshop and we would like to thank BuildOn for their assistance in hosting our workshop.
See photos from the event below.
Since 2011, Project Attica has brought Artivism – a free, dynamic, visual art, interactive workshop to students in New York City. Held in middle schools, high schools and community organizations in the city, Artivism provides students with a space to create works of art by expressing their views about social justice issues on wearable canvases.