Organization dedicated to combatting the high school dropout rate honored Kristin Sakoda, Executive Director of the LA County Arts Commission, & Academy Award-winning producer Michael Sugar at the Annual Fundraising Gala.
The Design and Media Arts Academy, the result of a partnership between LAUSD and artworxLA, intends to help students graduate while training them in skills that are in high demand in the creative industry.
Inspired by the historical 1968 walkouts demanding education equality, Garfield High School students attended a panel with former student activists, and displayed their own artwork commemorating the protests through a partnership with artworxLA.
Tri-C students participated in an artworxLA workshop to create collages inspired by periods of displacement throughout U.S. history, which will be displayed at a Japanese American National Museum event.
artworxLA students from eight schools consider WWII Japanese-American incarceration and other periods of displacement, and, drawing parallels between historical and current events, present proposals for new monuments at a public presentation.