What: Student art and written pieces reflect on the passage of the 19th Amendment 100 years ago, which allowed women to vote
When: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, 5-8 p.m.
Where: M Street Arts Complex 1419 M St. (93721)
Elementary and high school students from the Edison region will open an art exhibit, “I am Resilient,” as part of ArtHop. Students used literacy and art to create original and thoughtprovoking work on women’s suffrage for the exhibit. The show is part of the districtwide Relevant Engagement through Art and Literacy (REAL) initiative, which this year focuses on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, and celebrating phenomenal women of history. Art will be featured from King, Kirk and Manchester GATE elementary schools and Edison High School.
Students involved in REAL from various schools will exhibit at ArtHop throughout the school year: Nov. 7, Bullard region; Dec. 5, Roosevelt region; Feb. 6, Hoover region; March 5, McLane region; April 2, Sunnyside region; and May 7, Fresno High region, along with a retrospective of all region.
REAL has expanded for this school year to include more than 55 teachers from kindergarten through high school and the Adult Transition Program.
“Our students are once again delving into an important topic – women’s right to vote – as part of the REAL initiative. I look forward to seeing, throughout the school year, our students’ reflections on this pivotal event in history,” said Superintendent Bob Nelson.