Education and Community Programs
Youth Arts For Social Change Summit
The Youth Arts for Social Change Summit(YASCS) is a FREE annual gathering of young people inspired to create social change through the arts. This year’s theme, Representation in the Arts, was chosen by the YASCS Youth Committee who plans, executes, and hosts this youth-focused event, with guidance from the Education team. Our aim is to share best practices and create a city-wide community of young people who want to make a positive impact on their communities through artistic and interactive workshops. Participants will learn from youth groups from around the city presenting their own best practices, meet other young people who do similar work, and discover new organizations and library resources promoting social change through the arts.
YASCS has featured workshops, presentations, and performances from The Theater Offensive, The Urbano Project, Franklin Park Art Grove, Zumix, West End House Boys & Girls Club, Lawrence CommunityWorks: Movement City, Museum of African-American History, YouthBuild Boston, and many more. This year’s YASCS will be on Saturday February 29th, 2020 from 12-4pm at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury’s Dudley Square. If you or your organization would like to attend please RSVP as soon as possible. If you or your organizations would like facilitate an interactive workshop on representation in the arts, please click here.
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