Reception at 4:30 p.m. at CPS Board Office
Join us at the Columbia Public Schools Board Office lobby, 1818 W. Worley street for a reception at 4:30 p.m. Artist Alyssa Liles-Amponsah will be exhibiting six of her portraits from her American Moms Series accompanied by excerpts from student writing in response to both the paintings and critical texts. English educators, Sheggai Tamerat-Terry from Boston, MA and Molly Pozel from Columbia, MO helped to implement this project with their students.The American Moms Series consists of portraits of mothers who have lost their children to racially motivated violence. This project asks the question: How do we engage in some of our nation’s most pressing issues with compassion while utilizing perspective taking skills?
“Education is the extinguisher to the flames which burns our society to the ground. I don’t want you to just simply endure this ignorance I want you to conquer it and demolish its’ reign.”- CPS Student, Battle High School