Tackling Tough Topics for Communities
An Arts-Integrated Approach
Does your community need an arts-integrated experience?
If you answer YES to any of the following questions, then your group could benefit from
an arts-integrated experience:
• Do we need to see and hear perspectives that may be uncomfortable?
• Do we need to change our practices and policies to advocate for others?
• Do we get frustrated with meetings that seem to avoid the real problem?
• Do we get stuck rehashing the same problem instead of developing solutions?
"Heather's ability to inspire the use of creativity to help us delve deeper into the challenging subject of race was so valuable."
Using an arts-integrated approach can reduce barriers and highlight voices typically left out of important conversations. The non-threatening approach engages and empowers participants to deepen understanding and perspectives of self and others.
CATC is here to help your group explore important topics such as diversity, equity, inclusion, wellness, burnout, and others that people tend to avoid.
Feedback from community members:
"I couldn't understand how my thinking was so different or could be offensive, but with Heather's help I was able to see how I overlooked the symbols of the beliefs and cultures of others. I started to realize how limited my outlook was."
"It is inspiring to have so many people join in this conversation. I believe it will create a solid base for our ongoing work in combating racism in our church and community and society.
"The arts-integration process taught me to look for symbols and colors that had meaning to me as I searched for ways to address our collective racism."
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