Compassionate Conversations – ARTS in Action
ACW: Compassionate ARTS facilitates Community Conversations on Know Your Rights.
October 7 Collaborative Painted 8-ft Post. Open to the Public. Need to Register
Know Your Rights— All inclusive
- Open in a large group panel discussion with Lead Experts and Compassionate Facilitators and (Q&A from audience)–approximately 60-90 mins.
- Groups (up to 15) will create two (8-foot) Collaborative Painted Posts. Tables of participants work in 1hr. sessions, designed with “KNOW YOUR RIGHTS” information on the top/plus a quote of inspiration and pertinent websites (for time constraints, some of this can be done prior to workshop)
- While a group (up to 15 ) of participants work on the post, other groups discuss issue in depth. ART can be organized and created using Templates or Free Hand drawings, on 5-inch index cards: depicting ideas that each person feels should be written or drawn onto the collaborative Post. Final decisions are made by group with facilitators.
- Artists assist participants andare positioned at the Posts to help with drawing, using templates of flags and scrolls (like the bill of rights, small flags the youth can uniquely design, other symbols for rights and country.)
- Lead Artists finish Posts after event, unless the artists can work onsite and present posts at the end of the event. Artists can finish the Posts with paint, outlines, 3D embellishments after the workshop.
- Posts are posted online as selfies and as video and photos with stories. With participants permission
Participants: 15 (youth, family ages 10+)
Lead Skilled Facilitators for Collaborative Post
Lead Skilled Visual Artists for Collaborative Post,
all artists from ACW are also invited to participate.
Invite Lead Expert(s): ACLU representative (1) / Compassionate Cop (1) optional expert
Duration of Workshop: 3 hour workshop
October 8 South High School Project with Denny Sponsler. Invitation Only
Compassionate Conversations: Know Your Rights— All inclusive
Fe Love, co- founder of Compassionate ARTS will host a 5-week mentoring series with a select group of 5 to 6 exceptional and diverse youth to form a Compassionate ARTS Youth Leadership Council at South High School. These youth will use their leadership skills to help facilitate on Oct 8th at the ACW: See. Say. Do workshop event with 60 participants, most being their peers. The goal is to help teach, and empower, these youth leaders at South High School in the process of having Compassionate Conversations with law enforcement and government officials in a peaceful manner that creates a safe space to share concerns about safety and knowledge on our constitutional human rights.
During this process the youth leaders will be asked to each write an essay, or personal creative literary piece, on “How to use your power and influence now to affect change in a compassionate way.” These essays will be collected and shared on the ACW website, at South High School and possibly other publications.
Together the “Compassionate ARTS Youth Leadership Council” will create a list of actions to support “Safer Schools and Safer Communities”, without the decriminalization of a marginalized group.
The Youth Council will communicate their ideas and inspire their peers in a Compassionate ARTS workshop designed by them for their peers on October 8th at the ACW: See. Say. Do. event. In the the workshop, the youth will have an opportunity to invite “Compassionate Cops”, legal support and government officials to join them and make art on “mini-posts.” Mini Posts go home as a way of continuing to inspire, educate and sustain involvement to compassion, Compassionate ARTS and P4PJ goals. The mini-posts can include facts, inspiring quotes, drawings and more. By using art as community civic engagement, we help support solidarity and reduce the stigma and intimation from all participants.
Participants: 30-60 (youth and family 16+)
Duration of Workshop: 3 hours
Felecia Lenee, better know as Fe Love to her fans is the host and creator of the Artist Eclectic pLAygROUND, a “pop-up” event space that supports new as well as established artists and innovative entrepreneurs primarily in the Pasadena and Greater Los Angeles area. She is on the Leadership Team for CompassionateCalifornia.org and co- founder of the Compassionate ARTS IN ACTION. She works as the Youth Program Director and Creative Strategist for the national project, Posts for Peace and Justice.Felecia has a B.F.A. from CALARTS where she trained as an actress. Her goals are to support youth, with a focus on health, public safety and social justice. Felecia’s recent public appearances highlighting youth include: March for Our Lives, Los Angeles, CA; Youth Action Summit, Memphis, TN, the U.S. Human Rights Network National Conference, Atlanta, GA. and the 26th Anniversary of the American Disabilities Act, at the White House. Felecia was has also been invited to India as a official delegate to the World Summit for Countering Violent Extremism Felecia Lenee is a community healer and a certified massage therapist with a concentration on energy balancing. She has been in 16 films, has over 25 years of performing live on stage as a host and entertainer, and in several podcasts promoting racial, gender equality and justice.
In the spirit of community and compassion!
Felecia Lenee aka Fe LOVE,
Creative Strategist and Youth Program Director
In the spirit of community and compassion!
Felecia Lenee aka Fe LOVE, Creative Strategist and Youth Program Director, Sacramento, California