Puerto Rico: Summer 2017

Community Arts University Without Walls

ARTEDUC 5798.02
Co-Directors: Drs. Sonia BasSheva Manjon and Marta Moreno Vega

This course is a special course of study for those interested in the impact and role of cultural arts in engaging issues of social justice within communities. The course, taught by renowned community experts and scholars culturally grounded in the arts, public policy and advocacy, will present best practices that has made positive and significant contrubutions to diverse communities. The 2 1/2 weeks intensive course of study focuses on the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement, important contemporary issues including cultural equity, social and economic justice and their continuing impact on the present and future generations of cultural arts activitists. The program is a unique study away program where students from universities and colleges across the US attend with artiists who work in communities where art has an impact on community development and social justice. See the course syllabus [pdf] and schedule [pdf] for more information. 

Cost: $1,700 includes housing, local and island wide transportation, books and materials. Deposit of $600 due April 15. Balance of $1100 due May 30, 2017. Payment can be made on the Barnett Center website.

Airfare and food: Not included in the cost. Suggested travel options are available or you can make travel arrangements on your own. Airfare is approximately $422-$500 Columbus, OH to San Juan, Puerto Rico (round-trip). Prices subject to increase.

Course Dates: July 5-7, 2017
Pre-trip classes at Ohio State: July 5 & 6 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
In-country classes in Puerto Rico/Trip: July 10-21, 2017
Post-trip class at Ohio State: July 24, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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