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Show Your Work — stories of arts education in LA

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 11:00am - 12:30pm
The Crawford Family Forum 474 South Raymond Ave. Pasadena, CA 91105 Map and directions

The California Education Code requires access to arts education, but the quality and quantity that students receive can vary greatly depending on where they live – and who’s teaching them.

We wanted to learn more about arts education in the Los Angeles area, especially the people teaching it. That’s why we asked current and former teachers how their students and work have shaped their lives: maybe poetry helped bring a shy student into the conversation, or a drawing provided insight into a student’s emotional struggles.

We asked, and you answered.

On Saturday, March 9 at 11am in KPCC’s Crawford Family Forum in Pasadena, arts education reporter Carla Javier hosted an event featuring current and former art teachers and teaching artists from around Southern California sharing their stories of using the arts to connect with their students. They discussed with Carla how they see their roles in their schools and their communities —and the highs and lows they experience doing their jobs.


Sofia Cuevas – Santa Ana High School
Victoria Young Lanier – Education Through Music-Los Angeles (ETM-LA)
Learsi Martinez – Youthbuild Charter School, El Monte

KPCC is a non-advocacy, nonpartisan, nonprofit media organization. The views and perspectives presented in this event do not constitute an endorsement by KPCC.