The Womxn of Color Arts Festival (WOCAF) is proud to present “Why We Need Testimonio in the Classroom.'' On June 12th, poet and educator Dr. Marcela Rodriguez-Campo and Elizabeth Colón Nelson will join Dr. Erika Abad for a community “testimonio talkback” discussion about the importance of using testimonio teaching methods in contemporary classrooms. Testimonio—the practice of expressing important communal experiences through the testimony of a single representative protagonist—can help us center the lived narratives of educators and students, leading to a more authentic and dynamic learning experience for everybody. As part of the WOCAF, this talkback discussion hopes to empower the community to ensure that students and other youth are affirmed in bearing witness to their struggles and their joy.
The discussion will take place at 3 p.m. PST in the galleries of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art on the Maryland Parkway campus of UNLV. These exhibition spaces are not equipped with chairs so we invite you to bring your own seats or comfortable cushions.
Support for this exhibition is provided by the WESTAF Regional Arts Resilience Fund, a relief grant developed in partnership with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support arts organizations in the 13-state western region during the COVID-19 pandemic.