Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Want to paint a community mural in Vancouver?

The AERA Graduate Student Council has a fantastic opportunity for you to work with Canadian youths in the Surrey School District. Read on!

Community Service Project: Working Alongside Surrey Youth Through the SAME Community Mural Project

Date/Time: Thursday, April 12, 2012 from 8am-4pm

In response to this year‘s conference theme, Non Satis Scire: To Know Is Not Enough, the AERA GSC is partnering with the SAME (Surrey Appreciates ME) Project to paint a community mural that is designed by Surrey School District 36 students and master muralist Michelle Loughery.

This project will encapsulate the mission of the SAME project "to engage youth as mentor-leaders in community contexts while emphasizing anti-racism, belonging, diversity, and inclusion." It will provide AERA participants a significant opportunity to have informal conversations with high school students from the Vancouver area‘s largest school district. Such conversations may provide AERA participants deeper insight into the Surrey and Vancouver contexts and allow students to contribute and take significant pride in their community while working alongside AERA participants to provide a lasting legacy to the City of Surrey.

Master muralist Michelle Loughery notes,
"Public Art enhances the quality of life of a community by helping to define and formulate responses to social, economic, cultural, and political issues faced by a community."
No prior experience with painting is required. However, AERA members registering for this GSC community service project should be willing to partner with one of the participating high school students and engage in email communication with the student prior to the mural painting community service day. Participants will meet and work alongside their student partners during the CSP day. Confirmation and more detailed information will be provided following registration.

Attendance is limited to 30 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the cap of 30 participants is reached, the GSC will keep a wait list in case of cancellations. The cost, including public transportation costs, lunch, and all materials and supplies, will be $25 per person.  You can register for this fantastic GSC event when you register for the Annual Meeting!

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