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Lost Childhoods C3 Meeting #2

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The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH) is working with the Foster Youth Museum and regional foster youth, advocates, and artists to co-develop an exhibition about transition-age foster youth that is a platform for art, dialogue, and action. The team of community partners is called C3. These are the slides from C3 meeting #2, held on 22 February 2017.

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Lost Childhoods C3 Meeting #2

  1. 1. C3 MEETING #2
  2. 2. FIRST, A QUICK RECAP.
  3. 3. WE’RE WORKING TOGETHER TO CREATE LOST CHILDHOODS AN EXHIBITION THAT IGNITES COMMUNITY ACTION AROUND TRANSITION-AGE FOSTER YOUTH.
  4. 4. JAN 22 FEB 22 MAR 7 APR 11 MAY 9 JUL 7 DEC 22 DEFINE BIG IDEAS ART PROJECT INPUT DEVELOP PROJECTS & COMMUNITY EXTENSIONS MAKE STUFF & DESIGN COMMUNITY EXTENSIONS FINALIZE STUFF EXHIBITION OPENS EXHIBITION CLOSES (YOUR AMAZING COMMUNITY ACTIVATION GOES HERE) PROJECT AT A GLANCE
  5. 5. WHAT IS AN EXHIBITION?
  6. 6. AN EXHIBITION IS A STORY.
  7. 7. AN EXHIBITION IS A STORY THAT IS… immersive object-based choose your own adventure social a platform for dialogue & change
  8. 8. BIG IDEA STORIES OBJECTS ART DESIGN PROGRAMS LABELS
  9. 9. Foster Youth Museum  Conceived  by  current  and  former   foster  youth,  FYM  is  the  largest   collection  of  art,  artifacts  and   video  portraits  about  youth   experiences  in  foster  care.
  10. 10. BIG IDEA STORIES OBJECTS ART DESIGN PROGRAMS LABELS
  11. 11. BIG IDEA STORIES OBJECTS ART DESIGN PROGRAMS LABELS
  12. 12. BIG IDEA VISITORS WILL… UNDERSTAND X FEEL Y DO Z
  13. 13. VISITORS WILL…
  14. 14. VISITORS WILL… • understand the authentic experience of foster care from a youth's perspective.
  15. 15. VISITORS WILL… • understand the authentic experience of foster care from a youth's perspective. • ?
  16. 16. VISITORS WILL… • understand the authentic experience of foster care from a youth's perspective. • ? • ?
  17. 17. VISITORS WILL… • understand the authentic experience of foster care from a youth's perspective. • ? • ? • ?
  18. 18. VISITORS WILL… • understand the authentic experience of foster care from a youth's perspective. • ? • ? • ?
  19. 19. VISITORS WILL… • understand the authentic experience of foster care from a youth's perspective. • moved to find out what they have to do to be a foster parent • empathize with the pain and joy of an unconventional family system • expand their idea of what is a home and a family • get involved with these issues in concrete ways in our community. • will not feel alone • leave here with a way to support and act in a way that works for them • leave with a sense of responsibility that these are our kids • educated about group
  20. 20. educated about the system and the different forms that it takes the exhibit will be a safe and welcoming place for foster youth and former foster youth to connect expand their perspective and understanding of foster youth feel like their a part of it and there is a role for them begin to ask questions and not just make assumptions first steps in for visitors take the time to reflect on their own childhood and how it relates to foster youth feel social responsibility to be a part of our society as a whole, members of this community. know what to do if this experience triggers concerns there are many different reasons for being in foster care experience the truths and have their stereotypes illuminated have a lived, physical experience in the exhibition acknowledge that it exists. awareness and respectfulness for the space this is a story of resiliency
  21. 21. have tools to act in their own community. acknowledge that foster care exists and the aspects that need improvement understand how they can give, invest in change who are you and how can your talents be useful target towards young people to act awareness of the progress that former foster youth have made and that we’re on a continum of growth explore the different environments of foster youth, drop into an experience understand what it’s like to adapt so often in so many different ways understand what it’s like to be a foster youth and the underlying trauma will have an emotional impact that builds connection learn about with and from the youth with cultural dignity will know the facts experience in a safe environment understand and learn trends in parenting recognize toxic or abusive ways of parenting
  22. 22. understand the root causes. there is no one story, this exhibit shows many different perspectives see the hardship and the impacts and strengths that have resulted from that see success stories leave with resources available to foster youth everyone can and does have an impact on foster youth
  23. 23. be empowered with tools, resources and information to take action. leave with an overall understanding of the complexitities and history of foster care start to finish and there is no one story. understand the diversity of humans engaged in this way. reflect on the root causes (and complexities) and the definition of what a family is. think about this in a broader cultural way. viseral, emotional experience that will create empathy without othering. understand the specific environments youth are in. understand the different roles. will use these experiences as tools for growth and strength. see foster youth as powerful (opportunity youth) from at risk to at promise, see the value and strength. use the exhibition as a unique and tangible way of understanding the foster care system for themselves. opportunities or spaces specifically for foster youth. provide the right resources specifically for foster youth in this community. many opportunities for youth to drive the activation of this exhibition in their own way. understand that this exhibition was made with youth and focused on foster youth in
  24. 24. 1. feel empowered to take action and know how to. 2. have a viseral, emotional experience that sparks empathy, that connects to the trauma and experiences involved. 3.learn the basic history and risk factors. 4.there will be a space specifically for foster youth and former foster youth to feel welcomed with healing and resources. 5. will understand that this is a foster youth-driven project. 6.make a connection to a personal experience they had (family, childhood etc..) 7. meet the diversity of youth telling their own stories in this space.
  25. 25. VISITORS WILL… • understand the authentic experience of foster care from a youth’s perspective. • feel empowered to take action and know how to do so. • have a visceral, emotional experience that sparks empathy. • understand that this is a foster youth-driven project that welcomes and empowers foster youth.
  26. 26. VISITORS WILL… • understand the authentic experience of foster care from a youth’s perspective. • feel empowered to take action and know how to do so. • have a visceral, emotional experience that sparks empathy. • understand that this is a foster youth-driven project that welcomes and empowers foster youth. • make a connection to a personal experience they had (family, childhood, etc). • learn the basic history, facts, and risk factors of the foster care system.
  27. 27. VISITORS WILL… • understand the authentic experience of foster care from a youth’s perspective. • FOSTER YOUTH MUSEUM • feel empowered to take action and know how to do so. • MELODY OVERSTREET • have a visceral, emotional experience that sparks empathy. • ELLIOT TAYLOR • BRIDGET HENRY • understand that this is a foster youth-driven project that welcomes and empowers foster youth. • ALL OF US! (WITH LAUREN BENETUA)
  28. 28. BIG IDEA STORIES OBJECTS ART DESIGN PROGRAMS LABELS
  29. 29. JAN 22 FEB 22 MAR 7 APR 11 MAY 9 JUL 7 DEC 22 DEFINE BIG IDEAS ART PROJECT INPUT DEVELOP PROJECTS & COMMUNITY EXTENSIONS MAKE STUFF & DESIGN COMMUNITY EXTENSIONS FINALIZE STUFF EXHIBITION OPENS EXHIBITION CLOSES (YOUR AMAZING COMMUNITY ACTIVATION GOES HERE) PROJECT AT A GLANCE
  30. 30. LET’S MEET THE ARTISTS
  31. 31. VISITORS WILL… • understand the authentic experience of foster care from a youth’s perspective. • FOSTER YOUTH MUSEUM • feel empowered to take action and know how to do so. • MELODY OVERSTREET • have a visceral, emotional experience that sparks empathy. • ELLIOT TAYLOR • BRIDGET HENRY • understand that this is a foster youth-driven project that welcomes and empowers foster youth. • ALL OF US! (WITH LAUREN BENETUA)
  32. 32. VISITORS WILL… • understand the authentic experience of foster care from a youth’s perspective. • FOSTER YOUTH MUSEUM
  33. 33. FOSTER YOUTH MUSEUM LOST CHILDHOODS
  34. 34. POWERLESSNESS
  35. 35. DEVELOPMENTAL DISRUPTION
  36. 36. INSTITUTIONALIZATION
  37. 37. LOSS
  38. 38. HOPE & TRANSFORMATION
  39. 39. VISITORS WILL… • understand the authentic experience of foster care from a youth’s perspective. • FOSTER YOUTH MUSEUM • feel empowered to take action and know how to do so. • MELODY OVERSTREET
  40. 40. Melody Overstreet
  41. 41. VISITORS WILL… • understand the authentic experience of foster care from a youth’s perspective. • FOSTER YOUTH MUSEUM • feel empowered to take action and know how to do so. • MELODY OVERSTREET • have a visceral, emotional experience that sparks empathy. • ELLIOT TAYLOR • BRIDGET HENRY
  42. 42. Elliott Taylor
  43. 43. Bridget Henry
  44. 44. VISITORS WILL… • understand the authentic experience of foster care from a youth’s perspective. • FOSTER YOUTH MUSEUM • feel empowered to take action and know how to do so. • MELODY OVERSTREET • have a visceral, emotional experience that sparks empathy. • ELLIOT TAYLOR • BRIDGET HENRY • understand that this is a foster youth-driven project that welcomes and empowers foster youth. • ALL OF US! (WITH LAUREN BENETUA)
  45. 45. YOU + MAH = MAGIC

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