Youth Unite Mural and Anti-Bullying Project
McKinley Wallace and Sara Kaltwasser, MICA Community Arts Collaborative AmeriCorps members working with Access Art during the 2017-2018 school year, led our Morrell Park Middle School class through an anti-bullying curriculum this past spring. The culmination of this project included the design and rendering of the Youth Unite anti-bullying mural on a wall in Morrell Park Elementary Middle School.
The teachers explored with youth the different types of bullying and the roles involved, as well as ways youth might interrupt the cycle of bullying.
Youth talked about being a Follower, a Passive Supporter, a Defender and a Disengaged Onlooker in the Cycle of Bullying. They created anti-bullying posters to articulate solutions and as calls to action. Access Art middle school students then led a class about the Cycle of Bullying for Access Art elementary classes featuring Theatre of the Oppressed-inspired skits with the younger students.
Youth also created Anti-Bullying posters
Directions Facilitating Poster designs
Access Art middle school students preparing to lead a class about the Cycle of Bullying for Access Art elementary classes featuring Theatre of the Oppressed-inspired skits with the younger students.