Activating the WE-Making Framework: Using Arts and Culture to Unite People for Community Well-being

How Arts and Culture Unite People Towards Community Well-being from UF College of the Arts on Vimeo.

October 5, 2021
11 am PT/ 2 pm ET

Does your community use, or want to use, arts and cultural activities to work towards community well-being? Would you like to better articulate why/how it works? Are you seeking new tools to advance racial justice and Covid-19 recovery?

Join us for a free webinar to learn about WE-Making, a ground-breaking framework for how arts and culture unite people to work towards community well-being.

The event will feature:

  • Performance: New Orleans-based poet, Carol Bebelle, reads, Weaving Our We
  • Presentation: Anne Godwa Nicodemus, founder of Metris Arts and lead author of the WE-Making resources, will present key terms and concepts and walk participants through the relationship between place-based arts and cultural strategies, social cohesion, and increased equitable community well-being.
  • Panel Discussion: Victor Rubin of PolicyLink will moderate a discussion with Roberto Bedoya, Carolyn Johnson, and BJ McBride, who will share examples of innovative practices from Oakland, CA representing different cultural strategies for building the strength and resilience of communities.
  • Two Funding Opportunities: Attendees will learn of a funding opportunity to share the story of your WE-Making work using arts and culture-based strategies to advance racial justice and Covid-19 recovery. Finally, enjoy remarks by Director, Lear deBessonet, who will also share a special funding opportunity to put WE-Making into action through a national initiative!