April 22, 2023 | 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. | Portland Institute for Contemporary Art
15 NE Hancock, Portland OR 97212
Today’s young people are seeking to make positive impacts in our world—not only in the future, but now. How can our communities support and uplift their voices, contributions, and growth? In this workshop, André Middleton will share videos and stories from his work as the executive director of Friends of Noise, an all ages arts nonprofit that seeks to amplify and uplift youth voices. We will discuss ways to build intergenerational trust and understanding and the role that adults might play in developing age-appropriate pathways to leadership and responsibility. We will also explore the need for dismantling generational hierarchies and sharing resources in ways that respect youth agency and self-determination.
Please note that registration is limited to twenty participants. Register here.
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About the presenter
André Middleton is the executive director of Friends of Noise, an all ages arts nonprofit that seeks to amplify and uplift youth voices. Born in Brooklyn, New York, André moved to Portland after spending many summers in Eugene and Corvallis with family. André was drawn to the arts and eventually graduated from Marylhurst University. After a stint as a teacher for the visually impaired, André worked at Portland Community Media and the Regional Arts and Culture Council in Communications and Community engagement. André rides motorcycles and gardening to relax and loves science fiction movies.