EcoArts Connections Work With Youth on Resilience
The organization EcoArts Connections (EAC) worked with youth in the Boulder community on “The Resilience Project” as part of One Action: Art + Immigration and other collaborators . EAC, a Boulder not-for-profit organization, strives to bring the arts together with science, social justice, and other fields to inspire people to live sustainably. After working with professional photographers that EAC brought into five high schools and four after school programs in Boulder County, the students produced a photography exhibit titled “The Resilience Project”, which has been displayed so far in two libraries, two science centers, and two art galleries, reaching more than 85,000 viewers. The students took photos based on four resilience themes: immigration, environment, energy, and youth empowerment.The subjects of these photos ranged from their family members at birthday parties, seeing celebration as a form of resilience, to trees bending naturally but not breaking representing strength in times of drastic change. This photography project helped students gain a deeper understanding of resilience, reflect on how they have already experienced resilience in their personal lives, and use photography to capture literal and symbolic forms of resilience.
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