Pérez Art Museum Miami Brings Police and Community Together

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Pérez Art Museum Miami Brings Police and Community Together in Critical Dialogue with New Art Detectives Program

Program Kicks off at PAMM on February 25, 2017

For Immediate Release:

February 16, 2017

Contact: Alexa Ferra aferra@pamm.org 786 345 5619

MIAMI – February 16, 2016 – This February, Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), in partnership with the Links Inc. Greater Miami Chapter and Breakthrough Miami, will launch Art Detectives, a new arts education program that promotes critical and timely dialogue between community youth and police. Through this innovative program, PAMM teaching artists, members of The Links, Inc., Greater Miami (FL) Chapter, Miami-Dade County Police, students and Americorps volunteers from Breakthrough Miami, will work together to build relationships using art as a catalyst.

“Through Art Detectives we aim to foster dialogue around one of our country’s ongoing issues – police interactions with young people of color,” said Adrienne Chadwick, PAMM deputy director for education. “By using inquiry-based art instruction, we can create a cross-generational ‘teaching moments’ and work toward building mutual trust and respect.”

The program will unfold in a series of shared art encounters, each involving 50 middle-school students from Breakthrough Miami, which provides enrichment, mentoring and college access services to nearly 1,300 Miami-Dade County students.

 

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