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At 7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 9, the community is invited to attend the annual RCAH Alumni Panel, the third event in the 2016-17 Wednesday Night Live series.
This year's alumni panelists include:
Fiona Avocado is a working artist, educator, and arts organizer. Fiona creates comics, zines, illustrations, and prints out of her art studio in South Minneapolis and at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts. Fiona also works as an Associate Educator at Seward Montessori in Minneapolis and is on the COMPAS Teaching Artist Roster. In addition, Fiona is a core organizer of the Twin Cities Zine Fest.
Zack Bissell is the Out-of-School Arts Program Manager at Living Arts Detroit. Zack manages a community arts program that offers dance, visual art, media, music, and youth development classes for ages 3 months - 18 years in Southwest Detroit, a primarily Hispanic/Latinx immigrant community. All of Living Arts Detroit's classes have a heavy infusion of youth development. On top of daily management, Zack also manages teaching artists and their professional development, program evaluation, registrations and communications with participants, the Parent Advisory Council, community events and field trips, volunteers, and gets to speak Spanish every day. Learn more about Zack via his alumni profile.
Sarah Fagerman is the Community Engagement Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA) at the Center for Community Arts Partnerships at Columbia College Chicago. Sarah provides administrative and programmatic support on projects that engage an array of artists, community-based organizations, and diverse Chicago communities, connecting them to courses, students, and curricula at Columbia College. The work is a mixture of civic engagement, partnership-building, arts education, experiential learning, and collaborative arts programming.
Tyler Fleming is a student, teacher, mover, and doer, and works as a Physical Education/Health Teacher and Reading Interventionist at Central Academy (9th grade Academy at Central High School) in Detroit, Michigan. Tyler can be found teaching an ever evolving comprehensive Physical Education/Health education framework that he's created over the last few years called the Movement Hive/Movement Hive 101. The Movement Hive aims to educate and empower a community of movers and doers to build a better world.
Julia Kramer is the Farmers Market and Food Pantry Manager at Allen Neighborhood Center in Lansing, Michigan. Allen Neighborhood Center is a community development, neighborhood revitalization, and placemaking organization focused on Lansing's Eastside neighborhood. Julia manages the weekly farmers market on Wednesdays and the weekly food pantry on Tuesdays, as well as serving as part of the leadership team that furthers the mission of the organization as a whole. Julia is incredibly honored and grateful to have the opportunity to do this meaningful work with such an inspirational team. Learn more about Julia via her alumni profile.