Ten transformative local arts projects come alive in this comics-illustrated training manual for youth leaders and teachers. This energetic guidebook demonstrates the enormous power of art in grassroots social change. It presents proven models of community-based arts programs, plus techniques, discussion questions, and plentiful resources.
Writer Mat Schwarzman has mentored youth leaders across the country in community-based arts education. He holds a Ph.D in Transformative Learning, founded Urban Arts in Oakland, California, and chaired the Arts & Social Change Program at New College of California. Currently, he directs the Crossroads Project for Art, Learning and Community in New Orleans.
Graphic storyteller, Keith Knight is an award-winning cartoonist, rapper, and hip-hop musician, with two nationally-syndicated comic strips, The K Chronicles and (th)ink. Knight's work as a media literacy educator with at-risk youth has been nationally recognized.
Packing For The Trip
Meet Me at the Crossroads
A New Look
Tales From The Road
I-Am-Going-But-I-Shall-Return Chris Edaakie, Zuni Pueblo
More Than Aerobics Rhodessa Jones, San Francisco
Visual Griot Ricardo Levins Morales, Minneapolis
Coal Bucket Outlaw Tom Hansell, Kentucky / West Virginia
Comadres Mujer Artes, San Antonio
That Luminous Place Village of Arts and Humanities, Philadelphia
One Love Isangmahal Arts Kollective, Seattle
Talk Back Tory Read, Denver
Town Hall In Cyberspace Picture Projects, New York City / Internet
Jessie's Story Young Aspirations / Young Artists, New Orleans
Links to the Field
CRAFT Activities Table
Sample CRAFT Program Design