This Month in the Art Gallery
Soñando un Mundo
Mixed Media Murals
These six mixed media murals were created collaboratively by 8th grade Spanish classes at the Watertown Middle School under the guidance of teaching artist Ruth Henry, mentor teacher Holly Cachimuel, and teaching assistant Thalia Cachimuel. Each mural represents one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s six principles of nonviolence, as pulled from his essay "A Pilgrimage to Nonviolence" and expanded upon in the KINGian Nonviolence Conflict Reconcilation curriculum. Watertown students have begun exploring this curriculum alongside youth in Colombia as part of an international exchange designed to weave global citizenship and dialogue into language learning. As Dr. King reminds us, "When I am commanded to love, I am commanded to restore community, resist injustice, and meet the needs of my brothers (and sisters)" ... "Cuándo estoy mandado a amar, estoy mandado a restaurar la communidad, resistir la injusticia, y responder a las necesidades de mis hermanos"
For more information about this curriculum, visit www.ppwn.org
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