Pandemic Lessons: Picking up the Pieces: Context, Healing & Advocacy

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Thursday, July 9, 4 - 5:30pm

Karyn Sandlos, Associate Professor, Program Head of Art Education, UIC

Rhonda Wheatley, Teaching Artist, Hyde Park Art Center

Alberto Aguilar, Lecturer in Contemporary Practices, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Greg Michie, Media Arts & Social Studies – CPS


The pandemic has wrought trauma of many kinds on children, adults, elders, and families, and hit some communities harder than others. This session will focus on how artists and art educators have responded to the struggles of those they teach and those to whom they are connected through direct forms of engagement with the crisis. The panel will explore what historical precedents can tell us about advocacy and healing, whether individual or collective.