Professional Learning for Educators: Sing to Freedom – Music & Stories of the Underground Railroad

  • Thu, Mar 2, 2023 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House

    101 West Vermilion Street
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
Ticket Price $0.00-$5.00 Register Now
Description

Professional Development Workshop for teachers of grades 3–8 • Presented by Reggie Harris, Kennedy Center Teaching Artist

This hands-on, classroom-ready historical and musical workshop on the Underground Railroad gives teachers valuable tools for building the knowledge base of students through effective art-based curriculum-connected lessons designed to open classroom study to a more vibrant exploration of history, music and language. Copies of the highly-praised CD “Steal Away,” and an extensive teaching guide are included. The workshop explores the history of the Antebellum time period in America and provides information and context on how music and culture have been instrumental throughout history. Learning to sing, write, and update “code songs” based on historical words and phrases along with contemporary composition brings together both the musical and historical material contained in the workshop. 

Date & Time

Thu, Mar 2, 2023 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue Details

Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House

101 West Vermilion Street
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House
Acadiana Center for the Arts

Our mission is fostering art and culture in Acadiana.

Founded in 1975, Acadiana Center for the Arts (“AcA”) is a community-supported nonprofit organization that fosters art and culture in Acadiana. Since its founding, AcA has developed as a major force, shaping the future of public education and community development in South Louisiana.

AcA supports the creation of new works of art, exhibits, festivals, performances, and public art across an eight-parish region that includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes.  

AcA aims to bring equitable access to the arts and supports fair compensation of artists. On average, AcA serves over 300,000 people annually and provides fair compensation to 2,700 artists.  

In 2013, the AcA merged with the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana (“PASA”), whose mission was to educate, inspire, entertain, and culturally enrich the people of south Louisiana by providing local access to a diverse range of the performing arts. This merger supported the vision of both organizations and provided much-needed support to PASA’s programs. Founded in 1989, PASA served as a leading voice in the performing arts in South Louisiana for close to three decades.