WWU's Woodring College of Education to hold evening salon with music, art and more April 28
Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education will host “An Evening Salon with Music, Art, Poetry and Conversation on the Topic: Art, Social Imagination and Democratic Education” from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28 in the Solarium on Old Main’s fifth floor on WWU’s campus.
The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Woodring College’s Journal of Educational Controversy and WWU’s Center for Education, Equity and Diversity.
A reception prior to the event will be held from 5:30-6 p.m., which includes refreshments and music.
The salon will feature the following:
- Music from violinists Christine Wilkinson, Rosalie Romano, Michael Neville and cellist Noel Evans of the Bellacorda Quartet.
- An art slide show and discussion of children’s drawings facilitated by Susan Donnelly of Whatcom Day Academy.
- A presentation of clips from philosopher Maxine Greene’s Web site. The current issue of the Journal of Educational Controversy is dedicated to Greene.
- Conversation with Journal of Educational Controversy authors and facilitators Lorraine Kasprisin, Kristen French, Daniel Larner, Rosalie Romano, Anne Blanchard and Susan Donnelly on social imagination, art and education.
Attendees are invited to bring their own justice poems and works of art to share.
“We hope the salon and the journal will engage the community in a conversation around the public purposes of our schools and the role of the arts in promoting both a meaningful education and a vital democratic society,” Kasprisin said.
The Journal of Educational Controversy is an interdisciplinary electronic journal of ideas. The purpose of the journal is to provide a national and international forum for examining the dilemmas and controversies that arise in teaching and learning in a pluralistic, democratic society. The theme of the salon reflects the topic of the journal’s current issue, which can be found at http://www.wce.wwu.edu/Resources/CEP/eJournal/v005n001/.
For more information, contact Kasprisin at (360) 650-3871 or email@example.com.
Western Washington University’s Woodring College of Education is recognized throughout Washington, and beyond, as a leader in the development and implementation of programs that prepare outstanding teachers, from early childhood to adult education; educational administration leaders; human services professionals; and rehabilitation counselors.