Fall 2022 Classes Through Arlington Community Education
Harness Your Superpowers: A Day for Justice (Grades 3-5)
All of us have qualities that make us truly special—they can even be called superpowers. In this free workshop, learn about young activists who are using their real-life superpowers to create a more just world and compare them to your own skill set. Whether you are incredibly creative, able to communicate clearly, or talented at technology, sports, music, math, or reading, you can use your powers to change the world. Start to develop a plan of action on this Day for Justice. If you love this idea, spend more time exploring your natural talents in Justice Squad.
Arlington High School; Wednesday, Sept. 28, 5:30–7:00 PM
Register here as spaces are limited.
Justice Squad (Grades 3-5)
Do you want to make the world more fair and just? Learn how you can make a difference in your community and beyond. We’ll use children’s literature, play, and the arts to explore important topics related to race, racism, and activism. We’ll then plan and undertake our own action project to address racism, such as making protest art, writing letters and petitions, or raising awareness in the community.
Hardy Elementary School; Tuesdays, Oct 11–Nov 29; 2:40 – 3:40 PM
Thompson Elementary School; Wednesdays, Oct 12–Nov 30; 1:10–2:10 PM
Learn more and enroll here
The Art of Protest (Grade 6)
Use your art to make a difference. Learn how artists can raise awareness, inspire change, and unite protest movements. Try your hand at multiple forms of art, such as posters, zines, and craftivism (wearable art). Create powerful works of protest art, and develop a strategy to get your message out into the world.
Gibbs School; Mondays, Oct 3–Nov 28; 3:10 – 4:40 PM
Learn more and enroll here.
Thank you so much for teaching and guiding N and the other students in the Justice Squad about racism and actions they can take to create a more just society. N loves this class and is really excited for the protest. You've definitely inspired her."
-Deborah, mother of N, age 10
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