Salesian American Social Network organizes “Youth, Art and Social Transformation” festival
(MissionNewswire) The American Salesian Social Network recently organized the “Youth, Art and Social Transformation” festival, which highlighted 27 artistic works by young people from 14 Salesian provinces. Young people did theatre, dance, song, music and circus. The event was organized to highlight the role of young people in their communities and recognize their talents.
Young people from all over the Americas attended the event. They came from Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Haiti, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela. The festival was attended by Salesians from different countries. One of the aims of the event was to show how Salesian education can help young people cultivate their dreams.
Most of the young people in Salesian schools and centers come from poor backgrounds. They often have few opportunities to go to school and turn their dreams into reality. Salesian education provides them with the skills needed to find and maintain stable employment. Education also helps them to build their confidence, realize their potential and have hope for the future.
During the two days of the festival, the young artists expressed themselves through the rhythms of the Colombian champeta or cumbias from various countries, Andean dances, songs dedicated to Don Bosco, circus performances, puppets, theater, poetry and percussion. Through art, they raised awareness of the social issues of youth.
A Salesian said: “Without a doubt, there is a lot of artistic and transformative potential in the social works of children, adolescents and young people in the United States. The American Salesian social network strives to connect, communicate and feel like an inclusive and transformative family that generates opportunities for youth development.
The 27 individual exhibitions and the live broadcast of the two days of the festival are available on YouTube.
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ANS – America – Youth, art and social transformation: Artistic Festival of Salesian Social Works – RASS 2022
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