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Tuesday, June 18 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Educator Night at the Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy Just DREAM Art Gallery: Bring your name tag from the conference for FREE entry to the event!

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Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy
3051 Fairfield St, Sacramento, CA. 95815


Bring your name tag from the conference for FREE entry to the event!

In 2016, Twin Rivers Unified School district expanded their partnership with nationally renowned artist, Milton 510 Bowens. The premise of the partnership was to create gallery a space inside a school that was reflective of students neighborhood and experiences. We invite you to enjoy appetizers, local artist performances, visit our galleries, engage with Milton Bowens, and make art like every 7th grader in Twin Rivers when they visit the gallery.

MLK Just DREAM Project Statement
The primary goal of the MLK Just DREAM project is to provide students a culturally relevant and engaging alternative to traditional Arts Experiences. One of the most critical aspects of this program is the cultural diversity the artists represent.

The Arts are foundational to students’ ability to learn and express themselves as future global citizens. At their foundation, the Arts are problem solving. Any blank canvas presents a challenge; any dance, any song, prior to its production and performance, requires students to create and solve problems. One of the most sought after twenty-first century skill sets, is the ability to think creatively.
However, it is not enough to provide students access to the “Masters”. Students must SEE THEMSELVES in the Arts. Students must UNDERSTAND THEIR VALUE AS ARTISTS, CREATIVE THINKERS and CONTRIBUTORS to their COMMUNITY.

The Just DREAM Project is interactive. It asks students to respond to the art work by creating their own art. The art work contained in the project requires students to reflect on who they are; it challenges us all to DO something. Most importantly, it represents our students’ culture and community.

This one of a kind exhibit and the interactive Arts Experiences that it provides is:
Ground Breaking. Thought Provoking. Community Building.
WATCH THIS VIDEO TO SEE

Taiko Dan:
Sacramento Taiko Dan is the premiere Japanese drumming ensemble in the greater Sacramento region. Founded in 1989, we are a non-profit organization including performers who are community members and an international touring performance team. The combination of renowned drummers and outstanding drums enables us to provide audiences with world-class entertainment. We seek to promote cultural awareness and diversity; continue the traditional styles while developing new forms; educate new and existing students from diverse backgrounds; and provide top level performances in a wide variety of venues.

Calidanza: Calidanza Dance Company’s mission is to promote artistic excellence in Mexican folk and contemporary dance. Calidanza intends to make dance accessible to both audiences and participants. Calidanza shall educate our audiences through quality productions, innovative choreographies and engaging programs. Calidanza seeks to become Sacramento’s first professional Mexican folk dance company. Presenting annual programs in our region as well as nationally and internationally. It is our goal to create a vibrant cultural art center in Sacramento that promotes Latino dance and other arts forms.

Capital Dance Project: Launched in 2015, Capital Dance Project is an independent collective of professional dancers with a mission to uplift the spirit of the Sacramento Community through the performing arts. CDP fulfills its mission by providing a platform for its artists to create world premier words in collaboration with local artists and musicians, and by providing opportunities to engage and connect with the Sacramento community to make dance accessible to everyone.

4:30 pm Buses depart McClatchy to MLK.
5:00 pm Welcome Dr. Shana Henry, Principal, and Jackie White, Appetizers
5:30 pm- 6:30 pm Gallery exploration, Art making, performances from Taiko Dan, Calidanza and Capital Dance Network

Speakers
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Jackie White

Executive Director, Twin Rivers Unified School District
Jacqueline (Jackie) White began her love of the Arts at three years old as a ballet student. When her family moved from the East Coast to California, she benefitted from a well-rounded K-12 Public Arts Education program.  As her passion for the Arts grew, she explored various forms... Read More →
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Dr. Shana Henry

Principal, Martin Luther King Jr. Technology Academy
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Sacramento Taiko Dan

Japanese Drumming Ensemble
Sacramento Taiko Dan is the premiere Japanese drumming ensemble in the greater Sacramento region. Founded in 1989, we are a non-profit organization including performers who are community members and an international touring performance team. The combination of renowned drummers and... Read More →
avatar for Calidanza Dance Company

Calidanza Dance Company

Mexican folk & Contemporary Dance Company
Calidanza Dance Company’s mission is to promote artistic excellence in Mexican folk and contemporary dance. Calidanza intends to make dance accessible to both audiences and participants. Calidanza shall educate our audiences through quality productions, innovative choreographies... Read More →
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Capital Dance Project

Independent Dance Collective
Launched in 2015, Capital Dance Project is an independent collective of professional dancers with a mission to uplift the spirit of the Sacramento Community through the performing arts. CDP fulfills its mission by providing a platform for its artists to create world premier words... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Martin Luther King, Jr. Technology Academy