- Jun 13 2023
- 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Imagining More Diverse and Inclusive Montana Communities – Janaina Vieira-Marques
“Imagining More Diverse and Inclusive Montana Communities” engages program participants with contemporary images, poetry, text to discuss a sense of belonging, place, and inclusivity in Montana’s diverse communities. Janaína Vieira-Marques’ program offering is prompted by open-ended questions, using the principles of the Visual Thinking Strategy (VTS), an approach to discussion that engages the imagination. The open-ended questions posed by Vieira-Marques during this discussion help participating students collaborate and support critical thinking, visual literacy, and diverse perspectives in the classroom. This program explores ideas of race, identity, power and equity by showing artworks, poetry, and images used in advertising, produced by makers of various backgrounds. “Imagining More Diverse and Inclusive Montana Communities” seeks to provide an open window to the diversity of Montana communities, where open and respectful communication rooted in cooperation, respect, and tolerance for the views of others can be practiced locally.