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Created Equal: Poverty
December 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Created Equal Trigger Exhibits presents a free interactive art exhibit on POVERTY in collaboration with Amy Schwabenlender’s experience as a Piper Fellow.
Created Equal: Poverty will offer a free interactive art exhibit to engage people in conversation on Tues Dec 5 12-4 in downtown Phx at the AE England Building:
424 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Created Equal Trigger Exhibits is hosting the event in collaboration with Amy Schwabenlender of Valley of the Sun United Way in addition to the Virginia G Piper Foundation. The topic for this event is POVERTY. We will be interrogating the topic through the lens of equity and equality and formulating new ideas for how we can impact our community in this area.
There will be light refreshments.
A little background on Created Equal Trigger Exhibits:
How do we create or restore social connectedness? One answer is Created Equal Trigger Exhibits (CETE), initiated in Gilbert, Arizona, which empowers people to express their ideas through art, dialogue and action. CETE creates an inclusive space and sets a context for conversation, reflection, creativity, choice, collaboration, and contribution. A trigger exhibit is an interactive, pop up, art exhibit designed to trigger, or stimulate, conversation and civic action centered on a socially relevant topic through the lens of equality. CETE is currently a non profit organization that explores whether certain themes are created equal; themes such as Education, the American Dream, Success, Diversity, Voting, and Poverty. Using interactive, and somewhat provocative, art exhibits as the catalyst for generating change regarding a specific social topic viewed through the lens of equality, 10 artists, 10 community facilitators, and 10 maker stations comprise a Created Equal Trigger Exhibit. The artists and their pieces are selected based on their relevance and provocation level. Facilitators volunteer then get trained in the specific nature and quality of facilitating dialogue and collaboration for participants in the exhibit. Maker stations are interactive design thinking based activity centers that invite participants to respond and/or collaborate with fellow participants in a discourse about the exhibit’s topic.