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CB3 to Host Arts in Education Forum

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CB3’s Arts Task Force is hosting an open forum on the topic of Arts in Education within the Lower East Side community. They write:
COMMUNITY BOARD 3 INVITES YOU TO THE LOWER EAST SIDE ARTS EDUCATION FORUM

TUESDAY MAY 17, 2011 6 – 8:30 PM

AT THE RUTGERS HOUSES COMMUNITY CENTER 200 MADISON STREET (One block below Canal Street, at Rutgers Street. Rutgers is the continuation of Essex Street.)

THE EVENT IS OPEN TO PARENTS, COMMUNITY CENTER REPRESENTATIVES, TEACHING ARTISTS, ARTS ORGANIZATIONS, NYCHA REPRESENTATIVES, TEACHERS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, AND ANYONE ELSE INTERESTED IN FINDING OUT WHAT RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY TO MAKE THE ARTS AVAILABLE TO ALL, AND FOR RESOURCE PROVIDERS TO FIND OUT FROM THE COMMUNITY WHAT THE COMMUNITY’S NEEDS ARE TO MAKE THE ARTS AVAILABLE TO ALL.

THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS EVENT.  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED.

6-6:30              Sign in & refreshments.

6:30-7pm         Panel of 5 Lower Manhattan arts and community organizations representing different  perspectives.

7-7:30pm         Town Hall comments from the audience, with the panel, about what they would like to see in the arts in the community with examples of what has worked (and maybe what hasn’t worked).

7:30-8pm         Group activities divided into 4 work stations: Art and the Public Schools, Art and Afterschool activities, Art in the Housing Communities, and a 4th To Be Determined as a result of the Town Hall comment period.

8-8:30pm         Surveys to be filled out communally to highlight “next steps” in the development of Arts and Community in Lower Manhattan.

FOR INFORMATION: 212 260 4080 X 11 (The Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center) or jhanvik@csvcenter.org

A special thanks to New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver for support of this event.

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