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MCC Art Students Unveil Portraits of Freedom School Children

On October 30th, in a reception in the Campus Center’s Forum, ART 205 and ART 220 service-learning students in Kathy Farrell and Jason Smith’s classes unveiled portraits of students who attend the Child Defense Fund Freedom School. MCC art students met the children of the Freedom School at the beginning of the semester and then used the encounter for creative inspiration. Over 40 portraits will be displayed along the walls of the new Freedom School building which is currently under construction. For the next week the portraits will be on display in the Forum.  So, drop in and see the incredible talent MCC art students have. 

The Freedom Schools is a literacy enrichment program modeled after the Mississippi Freedom Schools of 1964. The Freedom School model utilizes college-aged students to deliver a culturally-based curriculum focused on conflict resolution and social awareness. These college-aged students also serve as role models for leading a life of learning. 

Susan Bender