For a DHD 400 course, a couple of students are hosting an in-person event for their capstone project! They are collaborating with CIRCA-Pintig and Digital Tapestries.
If you didn't know, CIRCA-Pintig is the Center for Immigrant Resources and Community Arts and painting means heartbeat in tagalog. They are committed to engaging immigrant communities in movements for transformative change in arts as well as empowering communities and their identities. Digital Tapestries is an organization that hopes to share meaningful art pieces that create discussion/awareness to nourish and heal people's mental and emotional states.
At this event, they are embodying the missions of these community organizations and are hoping to create a safe space for individuals to talk about mental health and wellness. We will also be doing a fun, interactive art project to express yourselves and rediscover some roots you may have forgotten. This can be a way to grow together and heal together. There will also be opportunities to meet and network with other students or community partners. If you know anyone else that would be interested in joining, tell them to sign up!
The event, Roots Grow Together: Mental Health & Wellness Mixer, will be held on Monday, November 14th from 3pm-4:30pm at 400 S Peoria Street (5th Floor). The building is the University Art and Design Hall - Gallery 400.
If you’re interested you can scan the QR code or sign up here: https://forms.gle/7Hffva1oJgWeN6yi9