UW Pipeline Project

EDUC 401 L: The Art of Protest: Equipping K-12 Students with the Tools of Liberation, Resistance, and Healing

  • Date/Time: Thursday 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Location: ECE 026
  • Facilitator: Brian Dang, dangb97@uw.edu
  • SLN: 13962

What is protest art? By exploring different ways in which art (defined broadly), can be used to protest on a personal, local, or national/international level, we hope to explore ways in which we can better address the current political moment as a student, community member, and artist. We will focus on a spectrum of ways that art can be active protest: art that provides personal liberation, art that resists a specific power or system, and art that creates community and healing from past, present, and future violence. We will read, watch, examine, discuss, and reflect upon many works of art including, but not limited to, film, prose, poetry, painting, performance, photography, design, fieldwork, conversation, etc. We will then switch gears and explore strategies to equip K-12 students with the same understanding and tools of liberation, resistance, and healing, especially as it pertains to their own lives and/or issues of education.

Students will be placed, schedule permitting, into a classroom or organization that engages with art-making and K-12 students for their tutoring site.

Highlighted Partner Sites for this Seminar

  1. Tutoring with Amplifier Curriculum
    • South Shore Middle School
    • Aki Kurose Middle School
  2. Highland Park Elementary School Arts Classroom
  3. ArtsCorps
    • Learning Immersive Technology internship program
    • ArtsCorps Festa annual show
  4. Urban Artworks
  5. Franklin High School Arts for Resistance and Resilience Club

For this seminar, the number of credits a student receives depends on the number of tutoring hours completed in addition to seminar attendance. Credit and tutoring requirements are as follows:

  • 3 credits*: 2.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 20 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 4 credits: 5 hours tutoring/week (at least 40 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 5 credits: 7.5 hours tutoring/week (at least 60 hours tutoring/quarter)
  • 6 credits**: 10 hours tutoring/week (at least 80 hours tutoring/quarter

*A Student may opt to register for 1 or 2 credits if it means avoiding an additional registration fee.

** Students can only enroll for a max of 6 credits total per Quarter when tutoring for the Pipeline Project. Need more Credits still? Email pipeline@uw.edu and we will do our best to accommodate you

If you need to make up tutoring hours for a circumstance out of your control (school closure, holiday) you can complete an online assignment. Each assignment is worth two tutoring hours.