Community Arts University Without Walls (CAUWW)
Cultural Education Experience in Puerto Rico
CAUWW SUMMER 2017
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Community Arts University Without Walls (CAUWW) is a special course of study developed by CCCADI for those interested in the impact and role of cultural arts in engaging issues of social justice within communities. The courses taught by renowned community experts and scholars culturally grounded in the arts, public policy and advocacy will present and engage with students on best practices that have made positive and significant contributions to diverse communities. The two-weeks intensive course of study takes place in Puerto Rico in partnership with the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. The program 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 activists.
The courses include a historical analysis of the challenges that motivated the emergence of the community arts advocacy field, the role of founding artists, cultural workers and organizations in Puerto Rico and the United States. The course will also cover the role of community based programs and organizations established to address issues impacting the development and growth of communities.
College Credit, Certificate and Special Non-Credit Options Available
CAUWW was developed by the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute as a certificate special course of study. CAUWW’s partnership with the Inter American University of Puerto Rico allows attendees to opt for a credit or certificate option.* Participants can also opt for a non-credit option and utilize this experience to advance their careers as cultural arts advocates.
Exchanges between CAUWW participants and renowned community experts and scholars culturally grounded in the arts, public policy and advocacy in Puerto Rico will provide the opportunity for sharing of research, resources, and best practices that have made significant contributions to the field
The courses include island-wide site visits that will be key to the historical analysis of the challenges that motivated the emergence of the community arts advocacy field in Puerto Rico and the United States.
PROGRAM COURSES INSTRUCTED BY
- PhD Marta Moreno Vega, President and founder Caribbean Cultural Center – African Diaspora Institute, Adjunct Professor New York University Art and Public Policy
- PhD María Elba Torres Muñoz, Professor Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y El Caribe
- PhD Sonia BasSheva Manjon– Director of Barnett Center/Associate Professor Arts Admin/Ed/Policy at Ohio State University
*Tuition fees will apply. The Inter American University of Puerto Rico is an institution accredited by The Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Consejo de Educación Superior de Puerto Rico (CES-PR). Each individual is fully responsible for confirming credits validation with the school of origin.