Diversity promoted with cultural art
THE SANTA CLARA
February 13, 2014
This past Wednesday the Santa Clara Community Action Program hosted SCCAP-y Hour, a quarterly event focusing on different themes relating to social justice and service.
In honor of Black History Month, student leaders presented three different black visual artists from different genres.
Students discussed moving forward and reconciling racial issues through artistic expression. Students also created a large mural depicting the meaning of culture.
The finished mural reflected the diverse cultural experiences of each individual and the embodiment of artwork as an expression of those valuable experiences. The mural will be posted at Love Jones tonight.
Ty Vanherweg, a student SCCAP leader, expressed the importance of activities like these.
“I love art and now more than ever, the topic of race relations is very important,” he said. “I’m excited for the unity, the openness and the creative aspect.”
Wednesday’s SCCAP-y Hour hoped to promote diversity and provide an environment open to all, where students could express themselves creatively.
“I mean, why do we only have one month a year to talk about this issue?” said Vanherweg. “History is important in terms of trying to see where we are today, and I’m excited that we can talk about race relations here.”
Contact Victoria Yu at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 554-4852.