EDGE collaborated with Experience EHE Week to host an art reception featuring paintings and poetry by Champion Middle School students. Students from Metro Early College School contributed digital artwork for the event. The art is inspired by the book: The 1619 Project: Born on the Water by Nikole Hannah Jones and Renée Watson. You can view the student work below.
Throughout the month of February, 7th grade Champion Middle School students participated in a literacy and arts based project based on The 1619 Project: Born on the Water, co-authored by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson. On February 22, students showcased art and poetry, and met Nikole Hannah-Jones at an intimate reception as part of Experience EHE Week and the Olivia J. Hooker Distinguished Diversity Lecture. In May, students will meet author Renée Watson during a virtual visit at Champion Middle School.
The Equity and Justice Read Around initiative (Read Around) supports literacy and arts programming in collaboration with Columbus-area school districts, libraries, and other community groups. The purpose of the Read Around is to bring together educators and young people to read and discuss works related to justice and equity.