Exhibits + Publications
Many of Community Works's projects culminate with a public arts component. Through exhibitions, theater productions and installations, Community Works brings the work of its participants into the community to encourage dialogue and build understanding. Making a Difference is a large-scale public art project where Community Works partners with a cultural institution and artists, who engage youth in the process of honoring community heroes through visual, performing and literary artworks created in response to meeting these individuals. These projects help young people develop linkages between social movements and their own lives. Past Making a Difference projects, which include The Long Walk to Freedom, The Japanese American Internment Project, Americans Who Tell the Truth and Stories Behind the Songs, have been broadcast on PBS, presented at the Oakland Museum, the African American Arts and Cultural Complex and the San Francisco Public Library, and traveled nationally. Community Works’s arts and oral history projects, which engage youth from communities impacted by violence and incarceration, include Where We’re From, which took place in Richmond, California.
Many of our exhibits travel and are available for rent. Some theatrical productions are available, as excerpts, for conferences and workshops.
Past Exhibition Dates:
Japanese American Internment Project was on display at the The Interchurch Center, 475 Riverside Drive at Columbia University, New York, NY through March 9, 2012.
Where We're From was on display at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Spring 2012.