May. 28, 2021
The Womxn of Color Arts Festival
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Free parking on campus
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.
About the Museum
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art believes everyone deserves access to art that challenges our understanding of the present and inspires us to create a future that holds space for us all. Located on the campus of the most racially diverse university in the United States, we strive to create a nourishing environment for those who continue to be neglected by contemporary art museums, including BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ groups. As the only art museum in the city of Las Vegas, we commit ourselves to leveling barriers that limit access to the arts, especially for first-time visitors. To facilitate access for low-income guests we provide free entry to all our exhibitions, workshops, lectures, and community activities. Our collection of artworks offers an opportunity for researchers and scholars to develop a more extensive knowledge of contemporary art in Southern Nevada. The Barrick Museum is part of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV).
The Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art is located in the heart of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. The museum is easily accessed from the west side of campus at the intersection of Harmon Avenue and University Center Drive. Drive east on East Harmon Ave until the road enters the campus and terminates in a parking lot. The Museum will be on your right, next to a desert landscape garden. Directions here.
Visitors may park in metered, staff, and student spots for free on this day.