Virtual Learning with Cartography

MAP YOUR JOURNEY WITH CARTOGRAPHY

The co-creators of theater work CARTOGRAPHY invites students to consider important topics around migration. Students will answer these essential questions: “Why do people migrate?” “Why do borders exist?” “How does society affect migration?” “What “maps” do you use in your life?” and “Why do we tell stories?” in this video lesson with accompanying activities.
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UPLIFT

FIRSTWORKS UPLIFT PROJECT

Supports extraordinary Rhode Island artists as they adapt their creative enterprises and inspire our community. With funding from Rhode Island Commerce, we provided a cohort of local creatives with coaching and tools to help them succeed in these challenging times. Visit this page each day for spotlight videos produced through our partnership with Steer PVD.
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A Black woman dancing and smiling with her hair flying above her head and her arms raised

Maud Arnold PD

PAST WORKSHOP: Tap Dance For Emotional and Stress Release

with Maud Arnold of Syncopated Ladies
Held FREE for over 60 educators, this workshop shared ways teachers can use tap dancing as a vehicle for students to express thoughts and beliefs they may have difficulty verbalizing. A history of tap was discussed along with Maud’s and the Syncopated Ladies’ own way of finding their joy and voice through the artistry and concentration of tap dancing.
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A man in a black beanie and Black Lives Matter mask playing the violin

BOX OFFICE OUR COUNTRY

OUR COUNTRY: ART AND ACTIVISM IN CONVERSATION

Free screening of FirstWorks Artistic Ambassador Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) and flexing dance pioneer Drew Dollaz’ collaborative works Our Country and About Face. Screening followed by a Creative Conversation with the artists about their work, which fosters awareness of and conversations about racial injustice.
Free – registration required
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A Black woman dancing and smiling with her hair flying above her head and her arms raised

2020-21 PD

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR TEACHERS

FirstWorks’ Teacher Professional Development Initiative aims to create systemic change in Providence and Central Falls school districts through accredited workshops in partnership with the Rhode Island Department of Education.
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BOX OFFICE: CARTOGRAPHY

CARTOGRAPHY

Experience stunning visuals and deeply human narratives in this poignant work designed for audiences of all ages. Woven from accounts of young refugees’ journeys, CARTOGRAPHY uses simple storytelling with interactive video technology to recount young peoples’ experiences of modern-day migration.
Free – Registration Required
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CARTOGRAPHY

CARTOGRAPHY

Experience stunning visuals and deeply human narratives in this poignant work designed for audiences of all ages. Woven from accounts of young refugees’ journeys, CARTOGRAPHY uses simple storytelling with interactive video technology to recount young peoples’ experiences of modern-day migration.
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